Tom Baker to make cameo appearance in lost 'Doctor Who' episode

Tom Baker to make cameo appearance in lost 'Doctor Who' episode

"The Five Doctors" was a celebration of the first 20 years of the world's longest-running science fiction series "Doctor Who". 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.

Filming of the final installment of season 17 of the series was abandoned 38 years ago but has been finished using animation and Mr Baker's voice.

The story was cut short by a strike at the BBC, but over seven hours had already been filmed. It was never completed due to a strike happening at the time.

Baker has played the role of the Doctor in audio plays and made his last on-screen appearance as the Time Lord in 1993 "Children in Need" special.

Doctor Who "Shada" is available on digital download in the United Kingdom from today and arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 4th.




Now, BBC Worldwide has put all the filmed scenes together and with the help of original scripts, replaced the missing scenes by using animated versions of the characters voiced by the original actors. "I loved doing Doctor Who, it was life to me".

To complete the journey back to the past, the producers of "Shada" filmed Baker in a recreation of his TARDIS, shot the scenes on vintage 1970s cameras and even got hold of a model of the Doctor's faithful dog K-9 to boot. Together, they will defeat the alien, Skagra, who has an evil plan of trying to steal intergalactic secrets to the prison planet of Shada.

"I never left (Doctor Who) and that's why I can't stay away from it".

A two-disk DVD is scheduled for release in the United States on January 9 (you can snag a region-free Blu-ray via Amazon.co.uk as early as December 4).

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