The BBC America series of Doctor Who 50th Anniversary specials celebrating each of the eleven incarnations of the Doctor continues today with an exploration of Colin Baker's time in the role. The show is followed by the screening of the classic Sixth Doctor adventure Vengeance On Varos. David Tennant has contributed to all of the specials in the series so far.
From BBC America
celebrates the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Baker played the part from 1984 to 1986. Prior to being cast as the Doctor, Baker guest starred as Commander Maxil in the Peter Davison story Arc of Infinity, the only actor to have done so prior to taking the role. The special begins with Colin Baker, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Sixth Doctor companions Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) and Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), among others, examining the Sixth Doctor’s adventures and discussing his famous foes, including the universe’s most slippery business man, Sil. The special also includes the Sixth Doctor story Vengeance on Varos, in which the Doctor visits the planet Varos to obtain the rare ore Zeiton-7, vital to the functioning of his TARDIS. But Varos is a dangerous place, where rebels are tortured on live television and executions are used to win votes from the public. Trapped in the dreaded Punishment Dome, the Doctor and his companion Peri must fight for their lives - and save the starving population from the machinations of the villainous reptilian Sil. AMERICA
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Sixth Doctor premières on BBC America on Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm ET/PT.
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