Saturday, April 14, 2007

This honestly gave me goose bumps...

I was watching this Doctor Who special called Dimensions in Time. It was released in 1993 and we saw the 5 living doctors up to that point in this episode. This was the 30th anniversary of the premier of the series and we see not only Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker (no relation to Tom Baker), and Sylvester McCoy but also their time and space traveling companions (they can be considered sidekicks of sorts) in the same episode. Unlike other episodes where we see more than one Doctor, we would never see them at the same time, but constantly switching.

It was hard to keep up because they went from Doctor to Doctor and companion to companion. The episode was fun, but if I must say so some elements were corny and it was a good idea that this wouldn't be considered a regular episode in Doctor Who continuity. The props I give to it is the production values we see these Doctors in ways most fans couldn't even imagine. Almost as if the Sylvester McCoy era continued.

Oh yeah the other characters were from this BBC soap called EastEnders. This was something of a special presentation for a charity Children in Need. The YouTube user presenting this video doesn't care for it, but it's still worth watching especially since the Doctor Who series had been cancelled 4 years earlier.

Also I say the five living Doctors because the first two Doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, had both passed away before this was filmed (Hartnell in 1975 and Troughton in 1987). Jon Pertwee played his Doctor for the last time on TV here and passed away in 1996 (the year of the Doctor Who TV movie that premiered on FOX). Tom Baker didn't play a big role except at the beginning to warn the other Doctors of the plot of the Rani.

Here are the two parts of this story...

You know I've been doing a lot of Doctor Who lately. I want to vary it up again. Still enjoy these clips these are worth it.

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