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We'll have refreshments, prizes, and a showing of a classic Doctor Who adventure selected by the attendees at the program from our extensive DVD collection. Everybody who's a fan of the Doctor is invited! Hope to see you there! And bring a comapnion!
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BBCAmerica has posted a couple of videos that are tied in with today's 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Here's "The Night of the Doctor":
And here's "The Last Day", which features a really frightening climax:
Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor fans! Be sure to check out our collection of Doctor Who episodes on DVD here.
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The last storyline to star Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor (though he'd return briefly to the role in 1983's "The Five Doctors" ), "Planet of the Spiders" , which aired on the BBC as a six part serial in May-June 1974, is an okay finale to the actor's five year run on Doctor Who. (Find the two-disc DVD set of this serial on our catalog by clicking here.)
A four part serial originally broadcast by the BBC in September, 1976 and now available on DVD, "The Masque of Mandragora" finds the Doctor (Tom Baker) and his companion Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) facing both sinister court intrigue and an attempted invasion from a malevolent form of intelligent energy in 15th century Italy.
From 1973, "The Three Doctors" was intended to celebrate the (at the time) tenth anniversary of the Doctor Who series. The four part serial managed to pair up the then-current Doctor, Jon Pertwee, with the two previous actors associated with the role: William Harnell who played the role from the show's beginning in 1963, and Patrick Troughton, who succeeded Hartnell in 1966 (and who in turn was replaced by Pertwee in 1970).
From 1977, "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" finds the Doctor (Tom Baker, the fourth actor to play the character in the series) and companion Leela (Louise Jameson) time-travelling via the TARDIS to Victorian London. Originally there to take in some theatre, our protagonists quickly run into trouble...
Given that there's been a TARDIS depicted in this blog's header since I began posting entries, I'm finally getting around to watching the various Doctor Who DVD sets we carry in the library. Up first for review is the four part serial "Day of the Daleks" from 1972, starring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor.
Sorry to report that British television and film producer/director Gerry Anderson passed away on December 26th at the age of 83. (Click here for details.)