Doctor Who star Tom Baker returns as Time Lord

Posted November 27, 2017

In an effort to find the hidden world, he calls upon a Time Lord-masquerading on Earth as Professor Chronotis at St. Cedd's College in Cambridge-who, in turn, call on his old friend and protege, the Doctor.

"Shada" is available to buy as a digital download and is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on December 4, the New Musical Express reported.

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The missing parts of the show that were omitted from filming in 1979 will be completed using animation, which Baker will voice, and the veteran actor has also filmed a live-action scene. But union strikes interrupted shooting, leaving only fragments of a fable-ironically, one of Baker's "favorite" Doctor Who tales, according to the BBC.

"It's a nice way of waving goodbye to an era of Doctor Who and the 1970s and to Tom Baker in general", he said.

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Some 36 years after his departure, Tom Baker has reprised the role of the Fourth Doctor to complete the abandoned 1979 Doctor Who serial "Shada", penned by legendary author Douglas Adams. A digital download hit the Web on Friday, available from iTunes and other outlets. 23, 1980-production of "Shada" was formally dropped that summer. Speaking about his big return, Baker admitted it was "a matter of regret" that the Shada episode had not been completed. It was a lovely time of my life. "So I took to it like a duck to water and I still do".

"I never left (Doctor Who) and that's why I can't stay away from it". "My real life was really rather drab compared with the life of Doctor Who when we were making it".

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More than three decades after his last appearance as the Time Lord, Tom Baker has made a surprise return to Doctor Who, "donning his trademark stripy scarf in a newly-released episode", reports the BBC.