Go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.
First Doctor, The Dalek Invasion of Earth
If you’re in New York City, Waris Hussein, Director of the first episode of Doctor Who “An Unearthly Child” will take part in a screening, discussion, and Q&A about the very first episode of Doctor Who.
Doctor Who: How It All Began—An Evening with Waris Hussein
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
7:00 pm ET
Waris Hussein, Director, “An Unearthly Child”
Moderator: Barnaby Edwards, President, Doctor Who New York
Climb into your TARDIS and travel back in time with us to November 23, 1963, to hear all about the making of “An Unearthly Child,” the very first Doctor Who episode ever aired, from the man who brought it to life, director Waris Hussein, who will recall what it was like being part of the creation of television’s longest-running science fiction series. In addition to a discussion and Q&A, the evening will include the screening of the episode, with live commentary provided by Hussein. After the event, the director will participate in an autograph session with attendees. (Autograph Policy: Waris will sign a personal item for $20 each. He will also have pictures available for signing at $20 each, which will be signed for free.)
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The first time the Doctor visited the “Wild West” was in the 1966 serial ‘The Gunfighters’
Portada de la novelización de The Gunfighters por Donald Cotton (1985)
@KatyManning Official The new Dr who girl must be absolutely thrilled ! I remember how blown away I was 40 odd years ago xx
@AnnekeWills What great news! I was only talking about her the other day. Looking forward to seeing Jenna-Louise in action. Welcome to the family! x
I love this scene right here, because each of them has different reactions.
You’ve got One, who’s obviously just insulting them because it means that his incarnation has passed, and that he won’t be “alive” any more.
Then you’ve got Two. He’s happy to see One, and remember all the adventures he was on with Ian and Barbara, and Susan and Vicki and all his other companions. His expression only changes when he hears One’s thoughts on him.
And then we’ve got Three. Three’s expression doesn’t change at all. Because he’s not happy to see either of them. And why’s that? Because they’re free. One and Two are free to roam around the universe, go wherever and whenever they want. And Three misses that. He misses the freedom and resents One and Two slightly, because it was their actions that caused him to be exiled on Earth.
Say all you want about the budgets or CGI on Classic Who, but when it boils down to it, I’d rather have moments like this, little subtle things, rather than great big realistic looking monsters and aliens.
From Doctor Who Series 6: The Almost People
Two classic episodes of Doctor Who - thought to be missing forever - have been returned to the BBC archive.
Episode 3 of the William Hartnell adventure “Galaxy 4” and Episode 2 of Patrick Troughton’s “The Underwater Menace” were purchased by film collector Terry Burnett at a village fete near Southampton in the early 80s. He had been unaware that the canisters contained material missing from the BBC.
Thanks to the kind loan by Mr Burnett, the classic footage has been shown today at the British Film Institute’s annual “Missing Believed Wiped” event at the National Film Theatre in London. Host at the event was Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss who said: “Christmas has come early for Doctor Who fans everywhere. It’s always wonderful when a missing episode turns up but it’s been years since the last one so to have two is just brilliant. Add to that a proper bit of action from the legendary Chumblies (and the horrifying Rills!) plus the utterly mesmeric Patrick Troughton on great form. Well, what more could we all ask for?”
Over 100 episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s still remain missing. The tapes were routinely wiped once the rights to repeat them had expired. It seems unfathomable to us today, but before the advent of DVDs and iPlayer, grainy black and white material was thought to no longer be of interest to the television audience. However, many film prints sold overseas have since been returned. These latest discoveries are the first complete episodes to have been located since 2004.
None of the four episodes of the 1965 adventure “Galaxy 4” were known to have survived, although a short extract had been retained. “The Underwater Menace” dating from 1967 is now the earliest surviving complete episode featuring Patrick Troughton’s performance as the Second Doctor.
Research has shown that the returned episodes originated from the ABC channel in Australia. In fact, the copy of The Underwater Menace is still missing a few short sections which were removed by the Australian censors upon its original transmission Down Under. Fresh scans of the missing material have been made by the National Archives of Australia and will be incorporated into the restored episodes ahead of a DVD release.
Details of a commercial release will be announced by 2 entertain in 2012.
“Have you ever thought what it’s like, to be wanderers in the Fourth Dimension? To be exiles? One day we shall get back. Yes, one day….“
The First Doctor - An Unearthly Child S01E01 [x]
30 days of summer break doctor who- day 22- what is your fave who related video on youtube:
Babelcolour trailer: the beginning. If any fan is wondering whether to start at the beginning than this trailer of the beginning’s box set is a good thing to watch, its epic and brilliant and carefully shows u the best of the first ever story, the first ever dalek story and the first ever story to explore the TARDIS being ‘alive’. We’ve seen these eps so many times but now have urge to re-watch as this vid of where Doctor who began sends chills down your spine…please watch and enjoy.
Day 21: Post your favorite Who-related photo or GIF
This scene is just the cutest thing ever. I love One and Vicki and their relationship so much! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Colourised Doctor Who
“A comprehensive collection of my colourisation work, presented unabridged and with associated sound. Various clips have appeared in my earlier videos, but usually edited and ungraded. This is hopefully the definitive collection. This compendium includes colourisations from ‘Invasion’, ‘The Power Of The Daleks’, ‘Tenth Planet’, ‘An Unearthly Child’, ‘The Aztecs’ and ‘The Daleks Master Plan’, amongst others.
I have no automated process, all the videos are colourised by hand, frame by frame. I capture each individual frame as a still image which I open in Adobe Photoshop to hand colourise. I then re-assemble the hundreds of frames, in order, in my video editing program and render as an avi file. The original PAL video souce is 25 frames a second, so this 5-and-a-half minute video represents over 8000 hand colourised frames.”
thenonexistence: TL; DR - In this 5 and a 1/2 minute video, the amazing person behind this coloured 8,000+ separate frames of originally ‘black and white’ Classic Who clips and re-edited them back into full clips with audio.
JUST STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND ADMIRE THIS SHEER AWESOMENESS.