The Fourth Doctor


Actor: Tom Baker

First Appearance: Planet of the Spiders – June 8, 1974

Last Appearance: Logopolis – March 21, 1981

Total Appearances: 172 Episodes

Time to Watch: 69h 6m 4s

Companions: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Leela, K-9, Romana, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka

Regeneration: While trying to stop the spread of Entropy from eroding matter throughout the universe, the Master caused the Doctor to fall to his death in front of Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.

Notable Characteristics: While the Fourth Doctor had obvious moments of whimsical charm, offbeat humor, and a manic grin, he was more aloof and somber than his previous incarnations, sometimes becoming intensely brooding, serious, and even callous. He still often showed genuine warmth towards his companions, however. He is noted for his iconic, yet absurdly long striped scarf.

Notable Episode: Pyramids of Mars was a four episode arc from Season 13. The Doctor and Sarah Jane travel to a Victorian mansion, where strange things are happening. The master of the house, away in Egypt, has been replaced by an impostor, while mummies roam the grounds killing people. Meanwhile, something sinister waits to be freed to bring his gift of death to all who live.

Recipe: K-9 Mummies

1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered
10 large hot dogs
Cooking spray
Mustard or Ketchup, if desired

Heat oven to 375.

Unroll dough; separate at perforations to create 4 rectangles. Press extra perforations to seal.
With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough.
Lay each hot dog on a 1/4 slice of cheese.
Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and cheese to look like bandages, strecthing dough slightly to completely cover the hot dog. About 1/2 inch from the end of each hot dog, separate the “bandages” so the hot dog show through for a “face.”
Place hot dogs (cheese side down) on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot.
Draw face with mustard.


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