Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear (Story 87)
The build up to the 50th anniversary special was fantastic with BBC America devoting a whole week of programming to Doctor Who. I caught up on The Doctors Revisited and watched a good amount of David Tennant’s run as the 10th Doctor.
As for The Day of the Doctor, I thought it was a good and everyone did a great job putting the special together and promoting it But the biggest pop of that night came at the end with Tom Baker playing a curator and having a chat with Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor. You talk about a freak out, I was dropping Hogan style led drops after that scene.
When it comes to classic Who, I’m a Tom Baker guy. His run as the Doctor was the best and if you been following The Massive One on any social networking sites you know I’ve been watching tons of classic Who episodes starring Tom Baker and that brings me to… Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear (Story 87)
Audio Commentary with Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Judith Paris, Co-Writer Bob Baker, and Philip Hinchcliffe.
Changing Time – This fifty minute “making of” takes you back in time with current interviews and vantage footage. It’s broken down into three parts, starting at the beginning with interviews by Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen on what they were doing before getting the call up to the Doctor Who series and their reaction when they got the news that they were casted for said roles. The middle chapter is for the story The Hand of Fear and what kind of production it was. The last chapter is the aftermath, about how so many people liked said episode and Judith Paris explains why she left the series and what Sarah Jane Smith means to her.
Swap Shop – Hosted by Noel Edmonds, this kids themed Tv show featured Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen taking live phone calls from kids asking Doctor Who questions.
Continuity – Four minutes worth of vintage Doctor Who Tv spots promoting the next story.
DVD-ROM for the 1977 Doctor Who Annual and Radio Times billings.
Overall, I liked the story, but it’s part of a bigger picture and it’s a setup for the next story, the Doctor is summoned back to Gallifrey for a reason I don’t know yet. That means I gotta get Story 88.