Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Sixth Doctor Challenge

Some fans love him - others despise him. Perhaps no more actor has ever caused as much controversy on a show than Colin Baker taking over the role of the Doctor on "Doctor Who."

Baker made his first appearance as the Doctor in the final minutes of the Fifth Doctor's story, "The Caves of Androzani." Almost at once this slightly conceited interpretation of the Doctor created some controversy. Things didn't become much better for fans when the Doctor showed up in his next episode dressed in a horrendously coloured mis-matched coat (worthy of Joseph's techincolour dreamcoat).

Whether it is actually Colin Baker's performance or if its is the dip in the quality of writing which occurred around this time in the show, the Sixth Doctor has come to divide fans of Classic "Doctor Who." So I have decided to plunge headlong into this controversial era of the show by watching each episode that the Sixth Doctor has made an appearnce (beginning with "The Caves of Androzani" and ending with "Time and the Rani"). It shall be an interesting experiment to see if I can get through the entire tenure.

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