Doctor Who – 1985 – All the Years

Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show. Go back to the beginning and read about 1963 here.

(Daily Doctor Who #317)

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Doctor Who: Davros [Big Finish]

Davros was the 48th entry in Big Finish’s “Main Range” or “Monthly Range” of Doctor Who audios (released back in 2003), and continued a run of four stories which starred the four Doctors that Big Finish had access to at the time, and were each named after one of the franchise’s major villains: Omega, Davros, Master and (original to audio) Zagreus. The releases were part of the celebrations for the show’s 40th anniversary. This time around Colin Baker stars as the Sixth Doctor, traveling without a companion, and Terry Molloy co-stars as Davros, reprising the role that he played on TV three times in the eras of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors.

(Daily Doctor Who #283)

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Doctor Who Convention Encounters: Colin Baker

Returning to the convention in Philadelphia (most likely sometime in October 18-20 of 1985, my research has revealed) which I have mentioned a few times, one of the most significant Doctor Who celebrities that I ever met was Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor. I’ve met other Doctors both before and since, but Colin Baker was the only the actor I met who was a current, sitting Doctor.

(Daily Doctor Who #93)

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Doctor Who: The Beginning [Big Finish – The Companion Chronicles]

Back in 2013, lots of people connected with Doctor Who was finding ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adventures of everybody’s favorite Time Lord…unless you’re a really big fan of Morbius or something.  Anyway, the folks at Big Finish, who have been producing original licensed audio dramas based on Doctor Who since 1999.  They did the big multi-Doctor drama The Light at the End, which was my gateway into the wares of Big Finish (read about it here), but they also produced this release in their Companion Chronicles series, The Beginning, starring Carole Ann Ford.

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