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« on: June 24, 2012, 09:02:13 pm »


The Fourth Doctor was the fourth incarnation of the Time Lord known as the Doctor. He left all ties of his former exile behind on Earth, setting off to travel the cosmos. Initially travelling with Sarah Jane and Harry, Harry chose to remain on Earth when the opportunity arose. The Doctor and Sarah continued on their adventures until the Doctor was summoned to Gallifrey, necessitating that he leave Sarah Jane behind.

After leaving Gallifrey, he met and travelled with Leela of the Sevateem. During his travels with Leela, the Doctor gained a new companion in the robot dog, K9. Returning once more to Gallifrey to stop an invasion, Leela and the original K9 she stayed behind there. On the White Guardian's orders, the Doctor began looking for the Key to Time with fellow Time Lord Romana, and K9 Mark II. Once that search was concluded, the Doctor and a newly-regenerated Romana went on the run from the Black Guardian. They accidentally passed into the smaller Universe of E-Space.

During his travels in E-Space, the Doctor gained a new companion in the young mathematical genius Adric. Romana and K9 stayed behind in E-Space as the Doctor and Adric departed for N-Space.

Once again encountering his old enemy the Master, the Doctor and Adric met a Traken girl named Nyssa. She would later join them, along with the human Tegan, to help him prevent the destruction of the Universe by Entropy. While stopping the Master from using this threat to blackmail the Universe into servitude, the Doctor fell from the Pharos Project telescope and regenerated for the fourth time.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 10:29:33 pm »

One of my favourite performances of any Doctor!! Tom Baker acted his socks off in this.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 09:36:53 pm »

I think he still had the excitement of getting the gig by this point and it really showed in his performance. You can say what you like about Tom Baker but when he was good he was brilliant.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 11:22:57 pm »

You can say what you like about Tom Baker but when he was good he was brilliant.

Pretty much what I said last week Cool  I think he kept the standard up pretty well over the first three series, and a bit more intermittently after that.  The writing (or perhaps keeping him on script) helps too, as he's not being funny and flippant all the time at this stage, which gives him the moral weight that the Doctor needs.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 08:46:07 pm »

This is one of my favourite Fourth Doctor performances. I really loved him in his early days but his performance over the years got weaker and he was annoying by the end. I can pick and choose what I watch these days but I think if I was a fan then and had to do a seven year stretch I'd have given up.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 08:25:34 pm »

I think he still had the excitement of getting the gig by this point and it really showed in his performance. You can say what you like about Tom Baker but when he was good he was brilliant.

This! I'm not his biggest fan but there's no doubting that he had some moments of brilliance in the role.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 08:25:43 pm »

I think he still had the excitement of getting the gig by this point and it really showed in his performance. You can say what you like about Tom Baker but when he was good he was brilliant.

This! I'm not his biggest fan but there's no doubting that he had some moments of brilliance in the role.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 11:05:49 pm »

I like the Fourth Doctor a lot and I think this was a great performance from him. I can't deny what others have said about his performances getting weaker as time went on but based on this story alone I think he is great.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 10:03:11 pm »

Tom Baker put in 100% here and it really showed. He was great.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 08:02:33 am »

Tom Baker's reputation has suffered a little because of the sheer number of episodes. Given the fact he was in the role for 7 years and with 3 different production teams it was inevitable that there would be some lemons in there. But make no mistake, on the top of his game (as we saw in this episode) Tom Baker's Doctor was very very special.

I agree with Nyki. If he had left when Holmes/Hinchcliffe had left then his reputation would have been stellar. As it is, I think he was pretty sensational and (in his time) he was every bit as much of a superstar as Matt Smith or David Tennant.
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 12:33:45 pm »

I think VA is right. With him in the role for so long and doing so many stories there are far more opportunities for duff stories to creep in. No Doctor has had a perfect run but the holes in the Fourth Doctors tenure seem more simply because there was more of it. I'm not his biggest fan by any means but I am able to see when he was excellent and when he was in an excellent story.
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 05:08:08 pm »

Actually, I'd say he only really had three out-and-out lemons (Creature from the Pit, Horns of Nimon & Meglos) though there were others with lemon flavouring and a few in the later years that were decent stories almost in spite of him.  Still not a bad record.
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