When Patrick Troughton met Peter Davison while filming “The Five Doctors”, he advised Davison not to be the Doctor for longer than three seasons. He took the advice and stepped down. He was replaced by Colin Baker, who had actually appeared in “The Arc of Infinity”. He was ecstatic, as he was a childhood fan of the show But he was unaware of how things would get.
About Colin Baker
Colin was born on June 8, 1943 in Waterloo, England. At 23, he enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He appeared as Bayban the Butcher in Blake’s Seven. He has also appeared on Top Gear and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
“In all my travelling throughout the universe, I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here. The oldest civilisation: decadent, degenerate, and rotten to the core. Power-mad conspirators, Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen – they’re still in the nursery compared to us. Ten million years of absolute power. That’s what it takes to be really corrupt.”–“The Ultimate Foe”
Writer: Paula Moore (note: This is a pseudonym. The story is believed to have been the work of both Paula Woosley and Eric Saward, with some contributions by Ian Levine.)
Director: Matthew Robinson
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Companion: Peri Brown (Nicola Bryant)
Season: 22, episode 1 and 2 (note: each episode was 45 minutes long.
Summary: The Doctor is repairing the Chameleon Circuit when he receives a distress signal and learns that the Cybermen are invading Earth. They want to take over the TARDIS to change history so that Mondas was never destroyed. They are assisted by Lytton, a man the Fifth Doctor once met.
Summary: The 6th Doctor receives a message from the 11th Doctor. He wants them to find an “Omni-paradox” in 1492. They meet Christopher Columbus, but Peri is not enthusiastic because she had to study Columbus in high school and came away hating him. Peri also sees the devil himself on the ship, and one of the sailors has come down with tuberculosis.
Summary: Frobisher has convinced the TARDIS to create semi-living fish for him to play with. The Sixth Doctor reminds him that even a semi-living thing can feel pain, but Frobisher won’t listen. Suddenly, the TARDIS takes them to an absurd world, where the inhabitants elect someone to be their god and then kill them when they are unable to perform a miracle. The TARDIS then shuts down, preventing their escape.
When the Doctor and Frobisher arrive, all of the citizens marvel at Frobisher, proclaiming “All hail Frobisher! All hail the big talking bird!” Frobisher wants no part of this, and he and the Doctor must find some way to prevent him from being killed once it’s discovered he’s a fraud.
Summary: The Doctor and Evelyn discover that his old companion, Romana, now President of Galifrey, has been missing. To make matters worse, the Daleks are mining for the titular Apocalypse Element and set to invade Gallifrey.
Summary: The Doctor and Peri are captured by a whaling spaceship hunting Megaptera, a race of space whales. The ship is manned by Captain Greeg. A mysterious creature has stowed away on the ship. Can the Doctor and Peri save the Megaptera before Greeg and his crew hunt them into extinction?