Ultimate Doctor Tom Baker REGENERATES, RETURNS to WHO
Taking the old girl for a spin. Again
Doctor Who @ 50 Tom Baker is reportedly breaking his legendary Who hiatus to appear in tomorrow’s BBC TV special, the Day of the Doctor - marking Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. And you'll be able to check El Reg tomorrow for coverage.
With his flowing scarf, 1970s ‘fro and pockets full of jelly babies, Baker left an iconic mark on the sci-fi figure – leaving successive '80s Doctors looking arguably anaemic.
A Doctor Who anniversary special without Baker would be incomplete.
And unless you've been lost up Uranus or only watch ITV, you’ll be as ready for the Who anniversary as we are with our month of specials.
If you’re still missing a vital piece of data or need a last-minute geek download before Saturday, then rely on The Reg. Here’s a handy wrap up of our Who specials from the last few weeks:
- The top 10 classic Doctor Who stories
- Through a glass darkly, that first episode replayed
- Travel in space here and here and the massive physics needed to travel in time
- The top ten master plan fails and mad, crazy and world-dominating computers
- How to build a sonic screwdriver for less than a fiver
- The Australian Who fans riot against the cancellation of the show on ABC
- the FX of Doctor Who in the pre-CGI era of wobbly sets
- The people who made the Daleks sound like the Daleks
- Neil Gaiman and Terrance Dicks interview, two Who writers at opposite ends of the spectrum
- Why K9 is still the best computer human companion a human can get
- Which actor is the best doctor
- From Edwardian grump to Malcolm Tucker and back again - how the Doctor has changed, and not changed
- The literary cannon that, er, informed the writing and that influenced Doctor Who episodes
- Big Doctor data dose: crunching raw stats, Paul Smith discovers which assistants suffered the most, enemies and monsters who've come back most often, longest-serving doctors, the highest and lowest points visited by the Doctor on Earth and the Doctor's propensity for visiting us versus other planetary dwellers. He obligingly chucks in infographics, too.