Summary: Tom Baker makes his debut in an episode featuring a robot with daddy issues. The special effects department outdo themselves with bubble wrap on the camera lens, Benton is sergeant no longer and for some reason Sarah is dressed like a character from an Agatha Christie adaptation. Dr Sullivan finally makes an appearance and is promptly kidnapped in the TARDIS in a throwback to the Doctor’s preferred method of acquiring human companions.
Watch it because: Debut of an iconic Doctor.
Original Air Date: 28 December 1974 – 18 January 1975.
Doctor: Tom Baker.
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry Sullivan (Ian Marter).
I'm a 40-something scientist. I'm a big fangirl of most sci-fi, especially Doctor Who. I started watching in the early 80s when it was on PBS here in the US. Started again with the new series around 2006, stuck with that as much as I could and then got really into the Classic series again around 2014. I like to create art and write fanfiction. I'm also into Stargate, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and a few others, but I'll be blogging about Doctor Who here. I have a Tumblr blog of the same name but lately they've been wrongly flagging my photo posts as "adult content", so I decided to back up/move my blog to WordPress. I've backed up all my Tumblr posts and although my Tumblr blog is still active, I'll probably post here more often.
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