Posts tagged First Doctor
Posts tagged First Doctor
More Marco Polo in colour
I really think that if it wasn’t completely burninated, The Massacre would be on a lot more people’s Best Serials Ever lists. There’s so much good about it.
I was inspired by these new!who fanarts, so I drew One and all his companions as children.
This was probably right before something went horrifically wrong as One is a grumpy toddler himself…
Some rough colourisations I’ve been working on this afternoon from The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
I’m thinking of doing a little project colourising caps from more black and white Classic Who episodes when I find the time, which will hopefully end up a bit more polished than this attempt.
Steven Taylor & Dodo Chaplet
Who By Elevens | Eleven Relationships
This is a pretty underrated one.
How can you possibly underrate these two? They’re so cute!
ASBO Doctor. Would you hug this hoodie?
First Doctor’s wonderful (And incredibly attractive) companions.
Hahahaha…I LOVE that Sara is next to Steven and totally giving him the side-eye.
I just keep scrolling up and just giggling at the look she’s giving him. It’s so perfect you guys.
The First Doctor returns as you’ve never seen him before…
And unless I’m very much mistaken, you know that guy who did that ‘fan-made’ Doctor Who anime some years ago?
He was employed by the BBC to work on a Doctor Who animation project and I believe I’m right in saying he was involved in this.
I can see a bit of his style in here…))
oh man i’m really excited for this now
Classic Who Ladies Are Awesome → Vicki
OMG THIS MADE MY OTHERWISE AWFUL DAY! <3
Capslock required because I love Vicki so much. She’s a precious baby
who hits people over the head with things.Also wow, I’ve never seen a pic of the dude she leaves to be with, nicely done Vicki.
Vicki love/appreciation is the best! <3
016 The Chase by Terry Nation
Illustrated by hamishmash
The Time-Space Visualiser informs the TARDIS crew that the Daleks have perfected their own, superior time machine are are on their pursuit. So begins a chase through space and time.
After a race through futuristic funfairs, New York City and even the legendary Mary Celeste, the time travellers arrive on the mysterious and empty planet of Mechanus… where cold and calculating Mechanoids roam the corridors… And with the TARDIS crew trapped in their prison cells with another stranded space traveller it seems their time is up.
When the Daleks arrive and battle with the Mechanoids, they see their chance to escape and destroy the Daleks’ time machine… but Ian and Barbara have plans for one last use of it.
STORY FACTS ~
- It features the First Doctor and Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton and Vicki Pallister as the companions.
- This is Ian and Barbara’s last story and they leave the episode happily back in London. The Doctor initially is angry with them for suggesting that they want to leave but this is shown to just be a way to hide his sadness.
- This story introduces the next companion Steven Taylor, a stranded human space crew member. The episode finishes with him staggering towards the TARDIS, with him only becoming a companion in the following story.
- This story was intended to be adapted into the third Dr. Who feature film, but the poor critical and commercial reaction to the second film scraped these plans.
- Like Terry Nation’s ‘The Keys of Marinus’, The Chase is a ‘Travelling Quest’ featuring multiple locations past, present and future.
- This is the first story to feature the Daleks using time travel. No reason is given for them hunting the Doctor, but it could be suggested that with their time machine that can see the devastation that he causes in their future. The Chase can be retrospectively considered part of ‘The Time War’ much like Genesis of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks, as the develop of time travel by the Daleks is a significant aspect of their history.
- The story features several historical celebrities including Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare (both of which the 10th Doctor met), Captain Benjamin Briggs and the Mary Celeste crew.
- The story also featured the (then) contemporary celebrities Jimmy Saville (awkward…) and the Beatles. This marked the first time celebrities made cameos as themselves.
- The term ‘Time Rotor’ is first used, and the Doctor explains he can sense where the TARDIS is even if he can’t see it.
- As well as playing future companion Steven, Peter Purves also portrays the man that the time travellers meet at the top of the Empire State Building. This is the first time an actor has been seen to play two parts.
- Daleks would later be seen to build the Empire State Building in the 10th Doctor story Daleks in Manhatten.
- While none of this episode is missing, the full performance of the Beatles from Top of the Pops is. The inclusion of a clip in this story is the only surviving copy of it.
- Originally the Beatles were supposed to be dressed up as old men, performing together in the 21st Century.
- This is the first story to have comedic Daleks, including a “hilarious” stuttering one.
- Variations of the word had been used before but this is the first story to have Daleks use “EXTERMINATE!” as a battle cry.
- Alternate titles for this story include The Pursuers.
“you were the most beautiful thing i’d ever known”
the TARDIS was totally a temptress seducing the doc to elope with her. yup.
gallifreyan apparel got quite confusing, so i just picked bits from each era <_<
012 The Romans by Dennis Spooner
Illustrated by romaaana
Enjoying a well-earned holiday in a Roman villa in 64 AD, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and their new friend Vickie can’t see anything going wrong. But before long, the Doctor grows restless and takes Vickie into Rome and almost as soon as they are gone, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders.
With the Doctor mistaken for the Emperor’s lyre player, it is up to Ian to rescue Barbara and himself from certain death in the colosseum! And as Rome becomes an inferno, will the time travellers go up with it?
STORY FACTS ~
- It features the First Doctor and Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton and Vickie Pallister as the companions.
- This is another ‘Pure Historical’ and a ‘Celebrity Historical’.
- This is the first episode which could be described as a ‘Comedy’, although it does have many dramatic elements.
- This is the first story to feature stock footage, in the form of a lion used in Part 1’s cliffhanger.
- Derek Francies, a major actor at the time, is the first actor to ever request a role in Doctor Who.
- Part 3 had very low figures, as it was broadcast on the same day as Winston Churchill’s funeral.
- While the Doctor has been physical before, this is the first episode to show is advanced combat skills. It can be argued that we see an early use of Venusian aikido, a fighting style the Third Doctor used often, when the Doctor judo-flips someone.
- The Doctor claims he gave Hans Christian Anderson the idea for The Emperor’s New Clothes.
- This is the first time an episode begins a long time after the TARDIS has landed. The time travellers have been living in the Roman villa for at least a month before the episode begins.
- The Tenth Doctor tells his companion Donna Noble that he wasn’t responsible for Rome burning in The Fires of Pompeii.
The First Doctor and all of his multi-serial companions!
(L-R: The Doctor, Susan, Barbara, Ian, Vicki; Steven, Dodo, Polly, Ben)
I think so too, Ian.