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.
Lots of people had told Sylvester McCoy that he would make a really good Doctor Who years before he was cast in the role.
I don't know, rocket fire at long range - somehow it lacks that personal touch.
While several episodes made use of teaser sequences before the opening credits (though only a handful in the show's 26-year history), the 1970 7-part story "The Ambassadors of Death" was unique in that it was an experiment in changing the format of the opening credits that was not repeated. At the start of each chapter, the credits would begin as usual but end right after the title "Doctor Who" appeared (before the episode and writer titles appeared). A brief teaser then followed, followed by the remainder of the opening sequence, as usual. Another story from the same season, "Inferno", also altered the format of the opening credits slightly by showing the episode and writer titles over footage of bubbling lava.
Some of the 1980s serials, including but not limited to "Planet of Fire", "Battlefield", and "The Curse of Fenric" have been released on DVD in extended or special editions. "The Five Doctors" has also been released with alternate and additional footage, a 5.1 soundtrack and new special effects as a "Special Edition" on DVD.