Well, fairly complete anyway. You can’t blame the writers of Doctor Who for seeking inspiration from the moon from time to time. Frankly, when the entire universe, now and always, is your playpen for making up dramas, you’re going to occasionally cast about you for inspiration, seizing upon anything you can see and starting from there. We’re just lucky no one has seriously pitched an alien race that looks like a laptop on a desk with a big empty white page on its screen, although it’s bound to happen sooner or later.
So, here is a reasonably concise list of the times the Doctor has gone to visit the moon, or referred to the moon, or being involved in a thing that is influenced heavily by the moon. I say reasonably because a) this only applies to TV stories and b) I might’ve missed one, or two.
Let’s see, shall we?
Oh man oh man I just had to post this HE’S SO ADORABLE ALL THE LITTLE DETAILS ARE PERFECT AND HIS HAAAAAAAAIR
I love that wee cosmic hobo
A rumply Two with his funny face is my favorite kind of Two~
And the slightly wonky TARDIS! Wonderful, little details are also my favorite.
Find out more about the Doctor’s old enemy…The Snowmen saw the return of the Great Intelligence, the malevolent force that threatened to destroy humanity through the sinister Doctor Simeon. It was the first adventure in over forty years to feature the Intelligence, so what’s the story behind this terrifying and mysterious foe?
The Great Intelligence first appeared The Abominable Snowmen, a 1967 story set in a remote Himalayan monastery. It returned the following year in The Web of Fear where the Doctor was able to foil its attack focussed on the London Underground and the 2012 Christmas Special saw the Time Lord facing his old enemy in Victorian England.
We’ve received lots of questions about the Intelligence’s previous appearances and so we’re delighted to roll out our Great Intelligence Collection. All three of their adventures are included and the collection comprises clips, information about the stories, galleries (including a behind-the-scenes look at their debut), Fourth Dimensions and much more…
The new pages include:
The Abominable Snowmen: Travel to the Himalayas for the Intelligence’s first adventure.
The Web of Fear: The Intelligence invades the London Underground
Disclaimer: these are not meant to be defining characteristics of each Doctor. They are all meant to be facets of his personality overall :)
The collection marks the 50th anniversary of sci-fi show Doctor Who, with all 11 Doctors getting their own first class stamp.
Four of the show’s most notorious villains, including the Daleks and the Cybermen, star on the second class set.
The show first ran from 1963 to 1989. A successful revival returned it to Saturday night schedules in 2005.
Andrew Hammond of the Royal Mail said the commemorative selection “pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years, as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular”
Second Doctor - “You probably can’t remember your family.”
“Oh yes, I can when I want to. And that’s the point, really. I have to really want to, to bring them back in front of my eyes. The rest of the time they… they sleep in my mind and I forget. And so will you. Oh yes, you will. You’ll find there’s so much else to think about. To remember. Our lives are different to anybody else’s. That’s the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we’re doing.”
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Second Doctor, Jamie, and the Cybermats
“I’m Doctor James McCrimmon, from the township of Balamory.” — Tenth Doctor, Tooth and Claw
“It’s a very special sort of box. It now contains all the information about what’s been going on here, and an appeal for help.” — Second Doctor, The War Games
“Time Lord emergency messaging system. In an emergency, we’d wrap up our thoughts in psychic containers and send them through time and space.” — Eleventh Doctor, The Doctor’s Wife
Today marks the birthday of Patrick Troughton (1920 - 1987), best known to Whovians as the Second Doctor.
@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.