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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

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #4

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We’ve come to the end of Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy! It’s time to talk about the fourth story of the season called ‘Dragonfire’! My updated review on the story is based on the Blu-ray box set release of Season 24. ‘Dragonfire’ features Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel and it introduces Sophie Aldred as Ace, the new companion. Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #3

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It’s time to talk about my favourite story out of Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy, featuring updated thoughts by me on the story based on the Blu-ray box set release. Today, it’s ‘Delta and the Bannermen’, the third story of Season 24 featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel with special guest stars Ken Dodd, Don Henderson, Sara Griffiths and more. Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #2

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We continue this week’s look into Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Sylvester McCoy by taking a look at the second story of the season called ‘Paradise Towers’. This is one of my favourite stories of the season, featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor, Bonnie Langford as Mel and special guest star Richard Briers as the Chief Caretaker! Continue reading

Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ with Sylvester McCoy on Blu-ray #1

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

It’s time to revisit Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ on Blu-ray with Sylvester McCoy! I’ve recently updated my reviews on the four stories featured in Season 24 and I hope to share with you what my updated thoughts are on these four stories this week. Season 24 of ‘Doctor Who’ stars Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, Bonnie Langford as Mel and Sophie Aldred as Ace! Continue reading