|Nope, the new outfit still ain't|
Colin Baker's era as the Doctor was the shortest of any of the classic Doctors at slightly over two seasons, and arguably the second shortest of all if one counts McGann's time as between 1996 and 2005 (in which he did appear in many radio dramas and novels), only being longer than Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor. With the start of Baker's era came some other changes to the Doctor Who seasons: they were shortened from the previous 20 episodes in season 21 to 13 episodes in season 22, which was an ominous sign that would hang over the series until it was finally placed in hiatus in 1989. While Season 22 had longer 45 minute episodes, Season 23 returned to the 25 minute format with 14 episodes, reducing Baker's airtime even further. There was also an 18-month production hiatus in between Baker's two seasons.
|Because a stick of celery wasn't|
|This will be so popular with the kids!|
|Finally, a villain that|
isn't just bubble wrap!
|Oh, and the Second Doctor temporarily|
|Why does this exist?!?|
|Please, not the screaming!|
|Who, me? Never!|
|Do I know you?|
As stated previously, Colin Baker only lasted slightly over two seasons before getting quite possibly the lamest death scene ever in the history of television (seriously, did he just fall over and die?) and regenerating into my favorite Doctor and the topic of my next article: Sylvester McCoy's Doctor. In light of some of the interesting additions and controversial aspects of the Sixth Doctor's era, Colin Baker sums up what remains an undeniable fact in The Twin Dilemma: "I am the Doctor, whether you like it or not!"
|Next time: Sylvester McCoy regenerates into himself!|