The Gallifreyan Embassy
Home of the Doctor Who podcast DOCTOR WHO: PODSHOCK
Advertising | Donate | Feedback | New Website | Podshock | Shop | Forum | Media Gallery | Web Resources | Polls
 Gallifreyan Embassy 3.0  
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Face the Raven? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show 'Face the Raven' Review Scheduled
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Sleep No More? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show 2015 Mid-Series Review Scheduled
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Zygon Inversion? (5=Fantastic)
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Zygon Invasion? (5=Fantastic)
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived? (5=Fantastic)
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 330 - The Magician's Apprentice and Witch's Familiar Reviewed
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Before the Flood? (5=Fantastic)

  •  Topics  
    Doctor Who News (188/0)
    DW: Podshock (201/0)
    DW Reviews (33/0)
    Torchwood (15/0)
    Sarah Jane Adven... (13/0)
    General News (29/0)
    Embassy News (19/0)
    Editorials (5/0)
    Alien Tech (2/0)

     Extra! Extra!  

    Become a Podshock Supporting Subscriber

    Doctor Who Adventures
    Doctor Who Adventures
    Browse Album

     User Functions  


    Lost your password?

     Support Podshock  

    This site and our podcast are free to use and listen to respectively. Though there are costs involved in maintaining and producing both. If you like, please make a donation to help offset these costs and to help ensure that we can continue to bring you both. Thank you so much.

    You can make a one time donation of any amount you like using the above "Donate" button. If you rather make an annual recurring donation of $25 (that is less than 50 cents a week), use the "Subscribe" button below.

    There are no upcoming events


     Ads by Google  

     Older Stories  
    Wednesday 06-May
  • In Russell/Moffat We Trust Shirts and More (1)

  • Tuesday 05-May
  • Join Us for Our Second Second Life Meet Up (3)

  • Friday 01-May
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 147 (0)

  • Wednesday 29-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 27th of April 2009 (0)

  • Saturday 25-Apr
  • Who Party 14 Toronto Doctor Who Convention (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 146 (1)

  • Thursday 23-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver and Hoo on Who for the Week of the 20 April 2009 (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 145 (4)

  • Wednesday 15-Apr
  • Three New Producers Announced (0)

  • Saturday 11-Apr
  • Planet Of The Dead Canadian air date confirmed (0)

  • Tuesday 07-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Recognized as Best Podcast (1)
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 5th of April 2009 (0)

  • Wednesday 01-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 144 (5)

  • Friday 20-Mar
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 143 (3)
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 3 (1)

  •  Notice  

    Doctor Who and the TARDIS are owned and trademarked by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Gallifreyan Embassy and the Doctor Who: Podshock podcast are not connected to the BBC in any way. No infringement is intended.


     Home »  The Colin Baker Era »  Colin's interview at The Cavern last Sunday
    Prev Topic Next Next Topic Printable Version
    Colin's interview at The Cavern last Sunday Views: 1065
     Thursday, May 04 2006 @ 07:15 AM EDT
    Colin Baker – Dr Who At The Cavern, Liverpool, 2006

    Notes on his interview


    - He loves the new show, thinks it’s “fantastic”, loves the new TARDIS interior and admires the production values
    - He said School Reunion was “beautifully written” & said he had a lump in his throat and they had done really well with the SJS Storyline
    - He thinks the new series has got “a good 5 years” in it
    - He wants to see the Doctor being “cleverer” but doesn’t like the idea of the Doctor as being “god-like”
    - He thinks Billie is “the new Nicola” – keeps the dads watching, etc. He hadn’t seen her act before & only knew her as a singer, but thinks she’s great.
    - He thinks the scripts are good, but wants better stories.
    - He thought Chris Eccleston made a “great Doctor” – “but what’s with the Northern bit?” noting Colin himself is from Manchester, both Tom & Paul are from Liverpool & Sylv is Scottish!
    - Thinks David’s better as he has added the “humour” to the role
    - He didn’t like the way Chris treated the Dalek & compared it to the Big Finish audio ‘Jubilee’. Colin says it’s not right for the Doctor to go around killing Daleks. He’s asked “But you shot the Cyber Controller!” & replies “Yes, he was a b*stard!” 
    - Has no problems with violence in DW – notes that the new series is avoiding visible deaths, everything happens behind closed doors – comments Tony Head was very scary


    - Usual light-hearted ‘digs’ at Peter Davison 
    - Told the story about him being Maxil in DW & getting the nickname of Archie from JN-T
    - He generally gets nervous on first nights, but didn’t starting DW, he just felt “Yes! This is the one!”
    - Twin Dilemma – not the best, but not as bad as people say
    - Says the actors in the Cybermen costumes could only see out of their mouth slits, so it was hard for them.
    - Vengeance On Varos – showed how the acceptance of violence affected society, so the violence on screen was necessary. He doesn’t think watching violence on TV adversely affects viewers – it can’t turn nice people into nasty ones!
    - Timelash – unpopular, but not as bad as he expected on repeated viewing
    - 2 Doctors – “fantastic” working with Pat – knew him “slightly” before, due to his friendship with David Troughton. Filmed in Seville, stayed in nice hotels, etc. – good to get to go abroad for filming. (When he did War & Peace, the cast went to Yugoslavia – Colin filmed in Luton!) Some wigs went missing, so the cast couldn’t work & had 3 days of relaxation!
    - Says the regeneration worked because of Pat Troughton’s acting, said PT was “very sweet & very generous” & “great fun” – played jokes on each other, etc.
    - Revelation of the Daleks – “strange story” as Doctor was hardly in the first half an hour or so – mentioned problems with Eric Saward
    - Mark of the Rani – doing DVD commentary with Kate O’Mara
    - The 18-month hiatus – still got p[aid by the BBC because of the contract
    - Trial – thinks it was “naff” – ‘art reflecting life’ or vice versa – verdict was guilty, “as far as I was concerned” – notes themes being used in current series (bad wolf, Torchwood)
    - Favourite episode was 2 Docs – enjoyed working with Pat, good story to do
    - “Didn’t enjoy” the death of the 6th Doctor – the Big Finish audios have helped the “unfinished business” of the 6th Doctor


    - Each Big Finish audio takes 2 days – enjoyed Medicinal Purposes with David Tennant – comments “He has a very good Scots accent!” 
    - Likes the character of Evelyn – says she’s “very challenging, a worthy mental adversary of the Doctor”
    - Has done 3 BF audios lately – was surprised that Maureen O’Brien was in one, had always seen her as the reluctant companion, but she was “lovely”


    - He wants to do the big guns thing – shooting the Cyber Controller was the closest he’s come so far
    - Lived in a thatched cottage in Oxfordshire, when he started DW
    - Nicola Bryant’s health has improved, she’s now “much, much better” & working in the theatre
    - Currently touring with Strangers On A Train – opened this week – the book is very different to the Hitch*censored* film. Play stars Will Thorp, Alex Fearns, Anita Harris & Leah Bracknell too – “good cast, plays very well, very spooky piece”. Colin plays Arthur Gerrard, P.I. – “a bit like Columbo” – touring Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Cheltenham, Norwich, Cambridge, Woking, Richmond, etc.
    - If he had his own TARDIS, he would like to go back to last Saturday & persuade Ferguson not to put Rooney on! Supports Man Utd (as he’s from Manchester), Liverpool FC (as he worked there in Rep. & went to the matches) & Wycombe Wanderers (where he lives now).
    - Commented on the Bill Baggs series Stranger – “very good & very clever” – marketed to DW fans, but not able to use DW due to copyright
    - Airzone – Got on with Jon Pertwee very well, Jon asked to do one with just him & Colin, but it wasn’t possible. Said Jon had so much charisma.

      Profile    PM    Email   

    Topic Legend:
    Normal Topic Normal Topic
    Locked Topic Locked Topic
    Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
    New Post New Post
    Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
    Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
    Subscribe to this topic Subscribe to this topic
    You may not post messages
    Full HTML is allowed
    Words are censored