Visit the official Doctor Who website

Visit the official Doctor Who website
Look to the future

Asylum seekers...

Asylum seekers...
Refuge of the Daleks

Doctor Who picture resource

Doctor Who picture resource
Roam the space lanes!

Explore the Doctor Who classic series website

Explore the Doctor Who classic series website
Step back in time

Infiltrate The Hub of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood

Infiltrate The Hub of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood
Armed and extremely dangerous

Investigate The Sarah Jane Adventures

Investigate The Sarah Jane Adventures
Fearless in the face of adversity

Call on Dani’s House

Call on Dani’s House
Harmer’s a charmer

Intercept the UFO fabsite

Intercept the UFO fabsite
Defending the Earth against alien invaders!

Uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse

Uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse
Programmable agent Echo exposed!

Hell’s belles

Hell’s belles
Naughty but nice

Love Exposure

Love Exposure
Flash photography!

Primeval portal

Primeval portal
Dressed to kill or damsels in distress?

Charmed, to be sure!

Charmed, to be sure!
The witches of San Francisco

Take on t.A.T.u.

Take on t.A.T.u.
All the way from Moscow

Proceed to the Luther website

Proceed to the Luther website
John and Jenny discuss their next move

DCI Banks is on the case

DCI Banks is on the case
You can bet on it!

On The Grid with Spooks

On The Grid with Spooks
Secret agents of Section D

Bridge to Hustle

Bridge to Hustle
Shady characters

Life on Ashes To Ashes

Life on Ashes To Ashes
Coppers with a chequered past

Claire’s no Exile

Claire’s no Exile
Goose steps

Vexed is back on the beat!

Vexed is back on the beat!
Mismatched DI Armstrong and bright fast-tracker Georgina Dixon

Medium, both super and natural

Medium, both super and natural
Open the door to your dreams

Who’s that girl? (350-picture Slideshow)

Friday, 25 January 2008

All Change

Doctor Who Classics: The Doctor Regenerates

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This is a favourite moment of mine from classic “Doctor Who”. It’s not particularly representative of the rest of the serial from which it’s taken, which, it should go without saying, is staggeringly brilliant from beginning to end; even without the addition of this superlative coda. These few minutes were simply the mud-encrusted icing on the richly-refined cake…

3 comments:

Old Cheeser said...

Good clip Tim! I remember racing back from an outing with my church youth to watch this episode and being thrilled by it - great climax to a great story. Such a shame that what followed it ("The Twin Dilemma") was a pile of complete and utter pants...In fact for me "The Caves of Adrozani" was really the last great DW classic story...

Colin Baker's lines are hilarious: "Three "I"s in one breath - makes you sound a rather egotistical young lady...?" A shame that after this his portrayal of the Dr became less likable though - I didn't really enjoy his bullying, sometimes bombastic persona. I think Peter Davison should have stuck it out for longer. Then again can you imagine Peter D acting in "Lame Sh*t" I mean "Timelash"?!?? Not really worthy of someone of his calibre...

Rol Hirst said...

I really like PD... I really hated CB. This was pretty much where me and the Dr. parted ways, pre-CE/DT.

TimeWarden said...

I just wanted to try out the BBC's new MySpaceTV service to see if it worked! YouTube has the same clip but, bizarrely, the embedding code is disabled. Additionally, the picture quality of the clip is better on MySpace.

Regarding "The Caves of Androzani" itself, I remember being totally stunned by how visceral it seemed compared to everything that had gone before in recent years of "Doctor Who". Definitely a classic.

I disagree about "The Caves of Androzani" being the last classic, though. I believe five more followed... "Revelation of the Daleks", the following year, and four from the last two years of the Eighties: "Remembrance of the Daleks", "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy", "Ghost Light" and "The Curse of Fenric".

I would've been interested in seeing Peter Davison as the Doctor in "Revelation of the Daleks" but, don't forget, while "Timelash" doesn't win any popularity awards neither does "Time-Flight"!

I have to admit, I would rather watch Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor than Chris Eccleston and David Tennant, which isn't to say the most recent incarnations aren't good actors elsewhere!