8/22/2013

Doctor Who (1981) The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) begins to regenerate

The hero of the hit scifi series Doctor Who is a Time Lord. When Time Lords die, they can come back to life through a process called "regeneration," which gives them a new form and even a new personality.

The Doctor has regenerated eleven times, and is about to regenerate again at the end of the year. The regeneration of Doctor Who is undoubtedly one the most popular aspects of the show, and always a dramatic moment. Here's an overview of the deaths of every Doctor so far.

Last words: "Keep warm."
The First Doctor (William Hartnell)
Episode: ('The Tenth Planet', 1966)
Cause of Death: Natural causes


Last words: "No! Stop! You're making me giddy! No, you can't do this to me! No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!"
The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
Episode: ('The War Games', 1969)
Cause of Death: Forced regeneration


Last words: "A tear, Sarah Jane? No, don't cry. While there's life, there's..."
The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee)
Episode: ('Planet of the Spiders', 1974)
Cause of Death: Radiation Poisoning

Last words: "It's the end. But the moment has been prepared for."
The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
Episode: ('Logopolis', 1981)
Cause of Death: Falling from a great height

Last words: "I might regenerate. I don't know. Feels different this time...Adric...?"
The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison)
Episode: ('The Caves of Androzani', 1984)
Cause of Death: Poisoning

Last words: "Carrot juice?"
The Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)
Episode: ('The Ultimate Foe', 1986)
Cause of Death: Unknown, possibly shot

Last words: "I've got to stop--!"
The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy)
Doctor Who TV Movie (1996)
Cause of Death: Medical malpractice

Last words: "Before I go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!"
The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)
Episode: ('The Parting of the Ways', 2005)
Cause of Death: Exposure to Time Vortex

Last words: "I don't want to go."
The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
Episode: ('The End of Time' [Part II], 2010)
Cause of Death: Radiation poisoning

* The only Doctor not listed here is the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann. That's because his regeneration was never shown on screen. In the Expanded Universe, it's stated that the Eighth Doctor died from exposure to the Time Vortex, similar to the Ninth Doctor. Don't know what his last words were, though.

Which was your favorite regeneration?

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10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrot juice? Well, his was the most unique!

DAVID WALSTON said...

He had a companion that would force him to exercise, and drink carrot juice.

DAVID WALSTON said...

I am totally Biased to the 4th. (My Avatar) He had a watcher in white that kept mysteriously popping up, and at the time of his regeneration came and merged with him. I also like the 5th. the last words ".Adric...?" was the name of a companion that sacrificed himself for the Doctor and the Earth.

jeremy [retro] said...

i don't think i remember as a kid watching that i understood the doctor dies and comes back until much later...

Anonymous said...

Tom Baker becomes The 6th doctor and hoping to redo some of his episodes but in a new outfit

Anonymous said...

The Eighth Doctor's regeneration has been revealed now in "The Night of the Doctor". Just thought you'd like to know. :3

derJOgelle said...

Oh Mel, how I wish she came back!
Ok with a lil less screaming this time though!^^
Oh the screaming!...;P

DAVID WALSTON said...

All the girl companions had the same MO screaming and running. Except ACE, she liked to blow things up, I think that is why I had a crush on her! She hit a Dalek with a baseball bat!

derJOgelle said...

Yes, Ace was ace!
One of the most awesome moments in all of Doctor Who!
Even tough I love her more because of her rather quiet moments with 7, like when she figures it'S a landing pattern of a shuttle and 7 smiles at her!
(Also Remembrance)
Also cool and not so annoying are Romana and Donna.

Jovet said...

This list is really outdated. Quite a few more regenerations to talk about now.

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