The Doctors Revisited: The Fifth Doctor
(BBC America, 8/7c)
After a hit-or-miss season, Doctor Who wrapped up its latest season in epic fashion this past Saturday, providing answers about the nature of the Doctor’s “Impossible Girl,” Clara Oswin, and throwing in a last-minute twist that has us chomping at the bit for the 50th anniversary episode this fall. So while we’ve got many months before we’ll see the next installment of the Doctor’s adventures, we can still look back and appreciate the show’s long history. BBC America has been airing specials focusing on each of the Doctor’s incarnations, and the actors who played them. This Sunday the spotlight turns on Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, who played the time lord from 1982 – 1984. Even better, they’re airing the previous four specials prior to this premiere, so you can catch up if (like me) you’ve missed them. Pins some celery to your lapel and tune in.
Elsewhere, the sci-fi landscape is more barren than usual this week, with not much happening amongst books, comics, or games. Still, even with Doctor Who wrapped for the season, there are still several sci-fi shows chugging right along. Syfy has Defiance and Warehouse 13, NBC’s got Revolution, and BBC America’s Orphan Black is in the home stretch leading up to its season finale.
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