This unfinished story from the television series Doctor Who (1963) was released on video with linking material from Tom Baker. When a dangerous artifact goes missing from the study of retired Time Lord, Professor Chronotis, he calls on the help of the Doctor and Romana. Also looking for the artifact is Skagra, who is armed with a mind-draining sphere. Written by
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Did You Know?
In 2003, Shada was remade by Big Finish Productions as an audio book/Flash animation for BBC Interactive. The remade version starred Paul McGann
as The Doctor, with Lalla Ward
reprising her role as Romana and John Leeson
as K-9. See more
During the scene where Skagra attaches the sphere to Professor Chronotis' head, the professor's eyeglasses are off his head during a close-up, then on again after a couple of camera shot changes that return to a close-up, all while his hands are empty and his arms are flailing about. See more
Was it to do with the voices?
Well, when I was on the river, I heard a strange babble of inhuman voices. Didn't you, Romana?
Oh, undergraduates talking to each other, I expect. I've tried to have it banned.
Remade as Doctor Who: Shada