Category Archives: Doctor Four

Tom Baker Returns

As if we weren’t looking forward to Shada already, now we have the news that Tom Baker is going to be on camera again for the final scene… roll on December the 4th!


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Shada 2017


Looks like Whoflix has yet another version of this story to Fan Edit! Let’s just hope the animators have learned the lessons of Power of the Daleks!

You can view our Fan Edit of the surviving bits of the story HERE!

As far as the VAM is concerned the only thing that’s new to this release is the Studio Sessions, which hopefully will include Tom’s bleeped out swearing…

I dunno about you but Whopix will be buying the £20 DVD rather than the £40 steelbook!

The Doctor meets Clare Keightley – BBC Animation 2017

The Doctor meets Clare Keightley – Ian Levine Animation 2013

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Sidebar Templates – Classic Series Doctors

As requested by some, here are the blank Big Finish style sidebar templates that I use over at Whoflix for the mock CD covers that accompany each fan edit post. Classic Doctors first, New Doctors to follow. Right Click and Save As…


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BLOOPERS! – Underworld

Over at Whoflix, we’ve just uploaded our latest Fan Edit, the dodgy CSO-fest that is Dr Who In Some Caves. So what better time to have a look at the bloopers in the story, although in some ways the production itself is the biggest blooper of the lot!

Boom mic Shadow #1underworld blooper 1

Even though the CSO screen for the story is blue, for some reason they put a green background in some shots instead of the space whirlpool, like this one..underworld blooper 2

Only to put the space whirlpool in others, like this one!underworld blooper 2.1

Looks like amongst all the other gifts the Time Lords gave the Minions was the gift of Blu-tack to help keep their microphones in place…underworld blooper 3

Microphone in shot #1underworld blooper 4

There’s that green background again! Where has the space whirlpool gone?underworld blooper 5

Boom mic shadow #2 on Tom’s shoulder…underworld blooper 6

Boom mic shadow #3 on Tala’s face, but you can track it as it moves across Jackson’s cossie to pick her up for her entranceunderworld blooper 7

Who’s this then? Is he a member of the Minion Crew we never get to meet? Or is he some BBC bod who’s just got himself in shot!underworld blooper 8

Boom mic shadow #4 on Tom’s face underworld blooper 9

Boom mic shadow #5 on the console thingyunderworld blooper 10

Microphone in shot #2underworld blooper 11

BBC bloke shutting the door!underworld blooper 12

Blue CSO carpet riding up as Idas runs over it…underworld blooper 13

Leela wears a bra! underworld blooper 14

Microphone in shot #3underworld blooper 15

BBC bloke with a smoke gun!underworld blooper 16

Microphone in shot #4underworld blooper 17

Leela does a Jo and flashes her knickers!underworld blooper 18

And finally, our old friend the console cable and it’s hi-tech hole in the wall!underworld blooper 19


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The Five Doctors Telecomic #2

doctor who five doctors comic strip tom baker 1.03

Unlike the TV original, in this version Doctor Tom gets timescooped after the events of Nightmare of Eden. Why? Well, there are sound storytelling reasons for doing something different, which will become clear as the strip continues. But apart from anything else, we’re all so familiar with the story that I didn’t see the point in doing a “what if Borusa hadn’t botched it?” version. I wanted to do something different enough to warrant people looking at it!


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The Five Doctors Telecomic #1


doctor who titan comics five doctors telecomic 1The cover of “Issue 1” is a nod to the famous Radio Times cover for the original transmission…

doctor who five doctors comic strip tom baker 1.00

PANEL 1:  New Series Gallifrey plus Classic Series Dark Tower. Had to be done.

PANEL 5:  Slight updates to the shots of Troughton and Pertwee, and Bill added to make up the trio.

PANEL 6:  No celery. No question marks. Huge improvement.

doctor who five doctors comic strip tom baker 1.01doctor who five doctors comic strip tom baker 1.02

A slightly truncated version of the Eye of Orion sequence leads us into Tom’s arrival in the story…

Question One: if we’re going to do a telecomic version of the story, one where Dr Tom is involved, then where does the adventure take place for him? The obvious answer is at the start of Shada, since that’s where he got timescooped from on TV. However, that creates certain logistical problems. For a start it would mean adding Romana II to the story, and we’ll have enough to do adding Tom to the cast.

Question Two:  which version of Tom do we use? Which outfit will he wear? The burgundy one from his last year? The classic Hinchliffe version? Or the parody version with the extra long scarf and the flying ducks?

Answering both those questions led me to only one possible option for where the story takes place for Dr Tom, which in turn answered the question of which outfit he would be wearing…

Continues Tuesday.



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Fan Edit Finale!

Whilst everyone else is busy raving, and justifiably so, over the latest announcements from Big Finish – New Series characters plus Classic Doctors? Yeehah! Surely it can’t be long before Capaldi’s predecessors join in too? – over here in our little corner of the Internet we have our own reasons to be cheerful…

Today marks the end of a creative project that has seen me Fan Edit every single Doctor Who story from the Classic Series. All One Hundred And Fifty Six of them, including Tom Baker’s Shada.

It’s taken me six years, but today I’ve finally finished my last Classic Series Doctor Who Fan Edit…


Pyramids of Mars has just been uploaded to Whoflix and it’s the final fan edit in a journey that has taken me the best part of six years. But now, at last, the Classic Series is done.

I’m proud to have been the one to pioneer the Fan Editing of Doctor Who, I’m delighted that my work has inspired other Fan Editors, and I’m pleased to have achieved the distinction of being the first fan to fan edit the entire Classic Series. Yay!

Fan Edits now exist for every story from An Unearthly Child to The Parting of The Ways.

Job Done.


Whoflix, Fan Editor In Chief




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Costume Conundrum Solved!

Remember how the Fourth Doctor’s costume suddenly went from THIS outfit

dr who costume change 1

at the end of The Horns of Nimon to THIS outfit

dr who costume change 2

at the start of The Leisure Hive

with NO on screen explanation?

The answer has been hiding in plain site all this time, and it doesn’t involve a comic strip trip to the planet Kolpasha…

There are numerous instances where it’s pretty obv that the Doctor’s adventures don’t always happen to him in the order in which they are transmitted to us. Like twice in the McCoy era, for instance.

Take Season Seventeen for example…

doctor who season seventeen wrong order

… it’s in the wrong order. Which is to say that the transmission order of the stories isn’t the chronological order in which they happened for the Doctor and Romana.

But this is…

doctor who season seventeen correct order

There’s no continuity between the individual stories, unlike Season Eighteen, so after Destiny of the Daleks they can go in any order you like. And if they’re ordered like they are above, then the Doctor getting Mandrell’d provides the perfect excuse for Romana to take him shopping for a new outfit…


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BLOOPERS! – The Hand of Fear

I spotted three bloopers from this story, all in part three!

First up, if you look closely you can see that Eldrad’s hand is attached to an arm wearing a long-sleeved black jumper…

hand of fear blooper 1

Seconds later when the Doctor arrives, you can see the top of the set…

hand of fear blooper 2

And finally, when they get back to the Tardis you`ll see this boom microphone appear in shot – it stays on screen for a full five seconds…

hand of fear blooper 3


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Dr Who in “The Image Makers”!

The scans for this, the last of the Tom Baker strips from TV Comic, were originally supplied to Whopix by fan Luke Andrew, to whom we were, and still are, extremely grateful for allowing fans like me to see this strip for the very first time. However, as you can see from the image below, Luke’s 7 year-old self was a bit slapdash with the scissors when cutting these out of the comic back in 1978!

Dr Who The Image Makers 1

Since this, and the others like it, were the only scans of the comic anyone had offered to supply to complete the collection, any minor disappointment at the missing bits was far outweighed by gratitude at finally being able to see the damn thing! Recently, however, Whopix has managed to source a “complete” set of scans for the strip which we now present again here!

Dr Who The Image Makers 1Dr Who The Image Makers 2Dr Who The Image Makers 3Dr Who The Image Makers 4Dr Who The Image Makers 5Dr Who The Image Makers 6

The Image Makers was the last original Dr Who strip in TV Comic. After this it was all reprints until Doctor Who Weekly came along in October 1979…


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