Fangs God It’s Friday: The Doctor

Some of you might have expected this to be about the Eleventh Doctor from Doctor Who, played by Matt Smith. After all, he did have that episode The Vampires of Venice in Season Five. Not the case, though. Instead, I’m talking about The Doctor I first got to know as a kid, the Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker.

Tom Baker as The Doctor from "Doctor Who"

Back in the 1980 episode State of Decay, The Doctor found himself trapped in a different universe where he faced off against a monster considered one of the Time Lords’ greatest enemies, the Vampire King. In ancient times, the Time Lords used bowships which could launch large bolts of steel to pierce the hearts of the vampires and kill them. Yeah, these vampires were a tad on the big side. Not having one of these bowships handy, The Doctor launches a spaceship and impales the Vampire King with it, destroying him.

As a kid, I’ll admit that this episode scared the bejeezus out of me, but it’s also a fun one. These days, the effects probably make it a lot harder to take it seriously. Back in the day, it worked really well, though.

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About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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One Response to Fangs God It’s Friday: The Doctor

  1. James says:

    I’m so lame, he’s the only Dr. I know… 🙂

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