Tom Baker Returns To 'Doctor Who' To Complete Lost 'Shada' Episode


What I would ask, as an avid Whovian, is that iTunes and the BBC, please, please, please release more Classic episodes onto iTunes from any of the Doctors incarnations.

The episode was written by Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams and, due to its incomplete nature, has gained mythic attention amongst devout Doctor Who fans. Shada was meant to be a celebratory episode to conclude the 17th series of Doctor Who, and was written by Douglas Adams, most famous for penning book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

But 38 years later, "Shada" will finally be finished, with none other than Tom Baker himself reprising his role as the most famous Doctor. "Doctor Who... when I was in full flight, then I was happy".

The missing parts of the show that were omitted from filming in 1979 will be completed using animation, which Baker will voice, and the veteran actor has also filmed a live-action scene.

Tom Baker returns to Doctor Who to finish lost 1979 episode
Tom Baker Returns to 'Doctor Who' in Live-Action 'Shada' Scene

"'Shada" was one of my favorite "Doctor Who' stories".

If the new soundtrack sounds reassuringly familiar, it's because composer Mark Ayers tried his best to imitate the sounds of the Tom Baker run using the original equipment of the 1970s. Together, they will defeat the alien, Skagra, who has an evil plan of trying to steal intergalactic secrets to the prison planet of Shada. He told the BBC, "That's why I can't stay away from it, it was a lovely time of my life".

Shada is now available to buy as a digital download and is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on 4 December.

Baker starred at the titular Time Lord from 1974 to 1981, and has returned to the role a number of times since, appearing in TV shorts, video games, and 50th anniversary episode "The Day of the Doctor".

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