TV Series | TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
John Nathan-Turner said he cast Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor because he had "the right combination of light humour, drama and realism, is very popular with children, and has a large following with feminine viewers".
You don't think?... You do think.
The final episode of the 1982 story "Earthshock" ended with the death of a continuing character. The closing credits for that episode were silent - the only time in the history of the series that this was done.
The 1983 episode "Resurrection of the Daleks" was originally broadcast in two 50-minute episodes due to coverage of the Olympic games. It was originally edited as the more common four-part 25-minute episodes. Both versions have been released on DVD. The spring 1985 season was originally broadcast as 50-minute episodes. These episodes were later re-edited for syndication into 25-minute episodes. The original video release of "The Brain of Morbius," on the Playhouse Video label, was very truncated, running only 50 minutes compared to 100 minutes for the complete four-episode story. This full version was later released on video. The unaired pilot episode, mentioned elsewhere, was released on video in the 1980s. One six-episode story from 1979, "Shada" by Douglas Adams, was never completed due to a BBC strike. In the 1990s existing footage was combined with linking narration by Tom Baker and released to home video.