Been sitting in my folder for such a long time.
Commission from Isidore.
Such a shame it was never completed due to stuffs happening.
Supposed to have all 11 doctors + Rose, Jack, Mickey, Donna, Martha,
Idris & the Ponds.
Terribly missing the other half! >w<)o!
Celebrating March in style with the Third Doctor!
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?
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time
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”
Did you know that Spearhead from Space is the only Classic Who story that can be remastered into genuine HD?
Originally broadcast in January 1970, the story features John Pertwee’s first outing as the Third Doctor and was the first colour production of the iconic series.
A scene-shifters strike at Television Centre in 1969 meant that the entire story was filmed on location using 16mm film rather than recording to video tape, which allowed the team at BBC Studios & Post Production to remaster the story.
Working with the 16mm format meant BBC S&PP’s Digital Media Services lead colourist Jonathan Wood took a different approach to the grading of Spearhead from Space. He explains: “The look of this HD remaster is a low-key filmic approach, which gives it more of a dramatic result. Working with the original negative and using a powerful non-linear grading system, we decided to treat this four-part story like an individual filmed drama rather than thinking of it as part of an ongoing series normally shot in a TV studio.”
If you happen to nerd out about this stuff like we do, click the link for more.
A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.
Third Doctor, The Time Warrior
Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.
Third Doctor, Planet of the Daleks
My 5-year-old sister who rarely sits through a full episode of any television show, including Doctor Who, just managed to sit through the final two episodes of Spearhead from Space without much said aside from a few questions and was totally absorbed in it. I’m shocked because my 9-year-old sister who loves New Who didn’t do much other than snark about the special effects and lose interest half-way through. Ella (5) hasn’t stopped raving about it since and seems to love Three (or what we see of him in it), she can’t get over the fact it came out the year mum was born. I think it’s safe to say she has a favourite era. I don’t blame her - the plot is far more simplistic than current episodes, and far easier for someone of her age to understand (not knocking any era, I love both).
Who showrunner Steven Moffat promised that Chibnall’s script will bring UNIT back with “a clever little twist”.
“When I was a kid, and just getting obsessed about the Doctor (still not recovered) it was the Jon Pertwee era, and UNIT was as big a part of the show as the TARDIS itself,” said the writer.
“So when Chris asked if he could bring them back, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. And being Chris, he gave it a clever little twist which I know the fans are going to love.
Doctor Who continues this Saturday (September 22) on BBC One and BBC America.
Doctor Who - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)
admittance to Death of the Daleks is FREE and General Admission, which means first come, first seated. HOWEVER, RSVP Meal Vouchers are available which either 1) guarantee you admittance to the screening, or 2) guarantee your a reserved seat in the theater depending on which option you purchase. The price of these RSVP vouchers is applied towards the cost of whatever meal or concessions you enjoy at the screening.
Death to the Daleks vouchers are now available HERE.
Third Doctor - “Courage isn’t just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It’s being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.”
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