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The Doctor (Doctor Who)(06)
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Like the two Doctors that would immediately follow him, Colin Baker's tenure in the TARDIS was involuntarily cut short. Having been rather rudely, well, fired by the BBC, this characterization wasn't even given the dignity of a sensible regeneration. Thus, first the comics, but more notably the radio dramas, have given a level of added characterization that many fans feel is superior to the televised episodes that landed him in the unemployment line.

Combining the grumpiness of the First Doctor, with the pomposity of the Third, along with some of the "alienness" of the Fourth, the Sixth Doctor was perhaps more like a tenured PhD than the caring MD that had preceded him.

His comic adventures are some of the best at capturing the essence of the Doctor they seek to portray. This was helped in no small degree by the actor's own pen. To date, Colin Baker is the only former Doctor to write a Doctor Who comic adventure: 1994's "Age of Chaos".

Technically, the Sixth Doctor is the first Doctor to ever have a Marvel (read: modern) strip printed originally in color. Colin Baker's own 96-page opus, The Age of Chaos, got that honor. It predated the onset of regular color comics in Doctor Who Magazine, which began at issue #300, by over three years.

The Sixth Doctor's tenure as the "current" Doctor was made somewhat unnaturally long by two factors. First was the fact that he took over the reins on the television program at the end of the 1984 season, rather than the beginning of the 1985 season. This meant he "got" about half a year's lead time on the start of his first full season. Second, for reasons still a bit unclear, Doctor Who Magazine broke with the convention that they had established with the Fifth and Sixth Doctors and didn't begin the Seventh Doctor's run until the end of the 1987 season. [It is possible, though entirely unconfirmed, that these extra months at the end were the result of Grant Morrison writing a swansong that went a bit long and significantly included the death of fellow Scot, Jamie McCrimmon. Since Jamie had technically been a companion of the Sixth Doctor as well as the Second, it wouldn't have made much sense for this final, momentous story to have included the then-unknown Seventh Doctor, when they still had the Sixth Doctor in the TARDIS.]

Additionally, the placement of the season changed during the Sixth Doctor's time from a debut in January to one in September.

So the Sixth Doctor effectively had a very early start, and a very late end, which gave him about a year's more time in the comic than he really had on television.

First Appearance: Doctor Who Magazine (1979) #88

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Issue Appearances:
Doctor Who (2012)

Doctor Who 100-Page Spectacular (2012)
Doctor Who Classics: Series 3 (2010)
Doctor Who Classics: Series 4 (2012)
Doctor Who Graphic Novel (2004)
Doctor Who Graphic Novel Voyager (1985)
Doctor Who Magazine (1979)
Doctor Who Magazine Special (1980)
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition (2002)
Doctor Who Marvel Adventure Comic (1986)
Doctor Who: It's Bigger on the Inside! (1988)
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time (2013)
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Archives (2015)
Doctor Who: The Forgotten (2008)
Doctor Who: Through Time and Space (2009)
Doctor Who: Time Machination (2009)
Doktor Who's Reisen durch Raum und Zeit (1990)
Grant Morrison's Doctor Who (2008)
The Comic Relief Comic (1991)
The Doctor Who Fun Book (1987)
The Dr Who Annual (1965)

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Time Lords and Gallifreyans

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