Would you like a jelly baby? No? Well then, gaze upon the petrifying plush gaze of Tom Baker, and DESPAIR.
Over its 50 years, Doctor Who has had plenty of mortifying incidents here and there. But things could have been way, way worse. Here are 10 occasions where Doctor Who narrowly avoided a shattering disaster.
Peter Capaldi just got cast as the new star of Doctor Who, and described it as a lifelong dream — but you may not have realized quite how much Capaldi dreamed about Doctor Who when he was younger. Here's some fan art of Tom Baker in the TARDIS, created by a teenage Capaldi. Update: The art is way more recent.
Today is the 49th anniversary of Doctor Who. And that means we're just 365 days away from the show's big 50th birthday — complete with what will assuredly be the anniversary special to end all anniversary specials.
You might think Doctor Who is a heroic, chaotic time-travel saga that's been going nearly 50 years — but it's actually a can't-fail key to understanding the modern workplace. That's because the show's hero has worn 11 very different bodies, with very different personalities. Those 11 Doctors, in turn, represent 11…
Nine years ago, I watched Doctor Who for the first time. I was instantly hooked. To this day, if I watch a classic Doctor Who story, I will love it unconditionally. I just wish I had the slightest idea why.
After watching the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, one thought kept sticking in our brains: When did the Doctor become so good at controlling his time machine, the TARDIS? He used to be unable to steer it at all.
We love Halloween, but we also realize that some readers lack the free time or emotional investment to build a lifesize Power Loader from Aliens. Here are 20 costumes that you can whip up by Halloween weekend.
Check out this hilarious clip, showcasing just what was wrong with the Doctor Who story "The Horns Of Nimon." The new DVDs for "Nimon" and four other not-so-classic stories offer a blunt dissection of what went wrong.
That's more like it. After two seriously "meh" episodes, Dollhouse returned to form with a twisty story of a serial killer and a college professor — and the weird secret they have in common. Naked, dripping wet spoilers below.
The Doctor Who story "Robots Of Death" is a murder mystery, even though it's obvious right away who's killing tons of people on board a claustrophobic mining vessel picking its away across the ore-rich sands of the planet Kaldor. The identity of the murderer is right there in the story's title. The whodunnit aspect is…
Inspired by our suggestion to deal with the current Doctor Who drought by dipping back into the series' pre-Russell T Davies history? If you're an iTunes user, that's just been made easier than ever before: the BBC has released fourteen classic stories from the '60s, '70s and '80s on Steve Jobs' favorite DRM-happy…
It wasn't until seeing a press release about the launch of a new Classic Doctor Who toy line that I realized (a) I may want to own an action figure of a much-beloved fictional character from my youth for the first time, and (b) said action figure should be renamed "Tom Baker Doctor With A Shit-Eating Grin." Sure, you…
Proof that Tom Baker knows a bandwagon when he sees one, the former Doctor Who (and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) remake) star has announced that he, too, would be willing to appear in the next season of the BBC's time-travelling series, if anyone's asking.
Want to convey the magic and other-worldliness of Tom Baker, the disco-era Doctor Who star? Easy. Just have him hang around a schoolyard in a big trenchcoat skipping, and flattening his hand over his eyes to stare at some imaginary creature. Note that there are no children in this playground. I actually love Tom Baker…
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Title: Doctor Who
Vitals: A man of a half-dozen (or so) faces travels through time and space in a police phone…