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Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #6

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And we’ve come to the end of Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker. To finish off, we’re taking a look at the lost story called ‘Shada’, which was meant to be the season finale to Season 17, but was cancelled due to strike action happening in 1979. My review on the original ‘Shada’ is based on the 2021 ‘definitive version’ of the story in the Season 17 Blu-ray box set. I’ve combined both my reviews on the 1992 VHS version and the 2017 movie version of the ‘Shada’ story for this review. Continue reading

Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #5

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The Nimon be praised! 😀 Yes, it’s time for ‘The Horns of Nimon’, the fifth story featured in Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker. This ‘Doctor Who’ adventure is by Anthony Read, the previous script editor of the show before Douglas Adams came along. Tom Baker is back as the Fourth Doctor, along with Lalla Ward as Romana and K-9 (voiced by David Brierley). They’re joined by the late Graham Crowden as Soldeed as well as the minotaur-like Nimons. Continue reading

Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #4

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And we come to the fourth story in Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker. It’s time for ‘Nightmare of Eden’, a four-part adventure by the late Bob Baker, starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, joined by K-9 (voiced by David Brierley). This ‘Doctor Who’ adventure has drug-smuggling and the monstrous Mandrels in it. Continue reading

Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #3

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It’s time for the third story of Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker. Today, we take a look at ‘The Creature From The Pit’, a four-part adventure by David Fisher, starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, who are joined by K-9 (voiced by David Brierley). The story also features Myra Frances as Lady Adrasta, Geoffrey Bayldon as Organon and a peculiar alien creature called Erato. 😀 In terms of the story’s concepts and ideas, they’re very good. The overdose of humour and the execution of the titular ‘creature from the pit’ have a lot to be desired though. 😀 Continue reading

Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #2

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We continue checking out Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Tom Baker by taking a look at the second story in the season called ‘City of Death’. This is my second favourite ‘Doctor Who’ story in the entire series (the first of course being ‘Black Orchid’). The story has Paris in 1979; Julian Glover as the villain; a cameo of John Cleese and Eleanor Bron; and an enjoyable comedy-drama plot by Douglas Adams, based on the ideas by David Fisher. Continue reading

Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker on Blu-ray #1

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Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Last Christmas, I received the Season 17 Blu-ray box set of ‘Doctor Who’ with Tom Baker. It’s time to check out the six stories featured in that season, as I’ve updated my reviews on them. Season 17 of ‘Doctor Who’ stars Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana and K-9 (voiced by David Brierley). Continue reading

Week 40 – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ UPDATED

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We’re drawing close to the end of 2021. As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to take another look at ‘Arc of Infinity’, one of my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ stories featuring the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan, starring Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton and Janet Fielding. I originally shared my review on the TV adventure back in October 2016. Continue reading

Week 15 – ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ UPDATED

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‘The Nyssa Challenge’ mini-review season of 2021-22 continues as we revisit a ‘Doctor Who’ story that is not well-liked by the fans. It’s time to take another look at ‘Time-Flight’! My review on the TV story was updated most significantly in January 2019 as part of my updated Blu-ray reviews on Season 19 of ‘Doctor Who’. Continue reading

Convention Memories – ‘Dimensions 2013’

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It’s time to share some more ‘convention memories’ today as I talk about the last ‘Doctor Who’ convention I attended in 2013 – the 50th anniversary year of the TV show. In October 2013, I attended ‘Dimensions 2013’, held at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle, run by 10th Planet Events. 🙂 Continue reading

Before ‘Time Lord Victorious’

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Next week, the ‘Time Lord Victorious’ review season of ‘Doctor Who’ will begin! Before that happens, please feel free to check out my reviews on the ‘Doctor Who’ stories featured in the ‘Road to the Dark Times’ Blu-ray, which I had a chance to check out over Christmas from December 2020 to January 2021. Continue reading