Tom Baker returns for surprise Doctor Who cameo

Nov 26, 2017, 01:03
Tom Baker returns for surprise Doctor Who cameo

Almost forty years later, though, the cast of the story have been reunited and chief among them is Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor himself who played the role from 1974-1981. The Guardian reports Tom Baker has donned his iconic scarf once more to film a "lost" episode of the BBC TV show from 1979.

Baker was the fourth Doctor and his appearance is his first in the role in 36 years.

"I loved doing Doctor Who because it was life to me", he continued.

Baker, 83, will appear in "Shada", an episode that was left unfinished 38 years ago. Producer Charles Norton added that he had been inspired to show Baker as he is now, by a line in Adams' original script which detailed how the Doctor would be seen as a "nice old man" in years to come.

Doctor Who "Shada" is available on digital download in the United Kingdom from today and arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4th. I think of myself as the happiest of all the Doctor Whos and they might not agree with that but then, let them disagree'.

"When I was doing Doctor Who it was the realisation of all my childhood fantasies", he said, "so I took to it like a duck to water and I still do".

The evil alien Skagra is the villain of Shada
The evil alien Skagra is the villain of Shada

The new version of Shada is out as a digital download today, from the usual places (including iTunes and Amazon).

Despite attempts by new Doctor Who producer John Nathan-Turner to resume the episodes-scheduled to air January 19-Feb. The recorded footage was previously released in 1992, with linking narration provided by Baker.

"Shada was one of my favourite Doctor Who stories".

Elements of the story, meanwhile, were recycled by Douglas Adams in his novel "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" (readers might remember Professor Chronotis and his time machine).

But rather than just being a celebration of, well, eating, Doctor Who Day holds a lot more meaning.

A two-disk DVD is scheduled for release in the USA on January 9 (you can snag a region-free Blu-ray via Amazon.co.uk as early as December 4).

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