Two Bakers Interviewed!

There’s a top review over on Outpost Skaro of the new Doctor Who DVD release Myths and Legends, which features the Fourth Doctor adventures Underworld and The Horns of Nimon as well as the Third Doctor in The Time Monster.

Doctor Who - Myths and LegendsTo accompany the review, they’ve cleverly interviewed the Doctor himself, Tom Baker, and K-9 co-creator (and writer of Underworld) Bob Baker.

With a good few gems to add to the standard review fare, there’s plenty to read here, with Bob Baker recalling of how they approached Underworld:

I don’t recall a “specific strategy” (unless in hindsight!) It was again, “Boys, come up with a story that doesn’t cost too much.” A usual refrain from the DW office.

Meanwhile, the man with the mad eyes – Tom Baker – talks about The Horns of Nimon, an oft-maligned tale from 1979.

“The absurdity of the stories never bothered me at all,” he said. “I was brought up as a Roman Catholic in Liverpool so I grew up steeped in absurdity. I still am. I find most of life utterly absurd. And what seemed important years ago now seems to me to be farcical. There seems to me no meaning. The pains and pleasures were all real but meaning? Oh, no.”

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Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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