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Third Doctor serial ‘Mind of Evil’ restored to color for the first time in 40 years

via DoctorWho.tv:

  • Due to a policy of “junking” video tapes in the 1960s and 70s, the original colour versions of all episodes of The Mind of Evil were lost, with only black and white copies remaining in the archives. Two types of colour restoration were used on this release:
  • Colour recovery was used on episodes 2-6, where the B&W tapes retained the original colour information, hidden in their signal. These were restored by Richard Russell of the Colour Recovery Working Group.
  • Manual colourisation was needed for episode 1, where due to the original colour-to-B&W transfer settings, no hidden colour information existed. Stuart Humphryes manually recoloured every fifth frame (out of 36,000!) in Photoshop, and the information in these “key frames” was then extrapolated out over subsequent frames.

The re-colored version of Mind of Evil is now available on DVD.

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A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.

Doctor Who: The Time Warrior

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crikeydave:

With five Doctors complete, I can do this homage to the 20th Anniversary special, The Five Doctors!
Sadly Tom Baker didn’t come back for the special, so in homage, here he is in limbo! (and yes, neither did Hartnell since he’d passed away by this time, but I’d like to think it’s him in spirit)

thx for the tip superpsyguy!

crikeydave:

With five Doctors complete, I can do this homage to the 20th Anniversary special, The Five Doctors!

Sadly Tom Baker didn’t come back for the special, so in homage, here he is in limbo! (and yes, neither did Hartnell since he’d passed away by this time, but I’d like to think it’s him in spirit)

thx for the tip superpsyguy!

So, there’s been a reference to each Doctor’s era in chronological order since The Rings of Akhaten. If this holds true, there should be a mention of Six’s in Nightmare in Silver, and Seven’s in the finale…

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Fantastic gallery of pictures of Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Laila Ward, and Colin Baker from the 1984 TARDIS 21 convention

thewhiteguardian:

linaaaaaz:

I…. I can’t summarize it just in one sentence…

So…

have a magnificent afternoon people. 

seriously, Pat is like a hand puppet and jon pertwee is the ventriloquist xD

OMG IM CRYING

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First meeting//reunion

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BBC Doctor Who Blog - The Return of the Ice Warriors!
The BBC Doctor Who Blog has an excellent write up to prepare you for this weekend’s episode, Cold War:


The Doctor’s next adventure is called Cold War and it explodes onto screens tomorrow (Saturday). The TARDIS lands on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control, plunging into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!  The episode is written by Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead, Night Terrors) so we’re assured of scares, great moments of humour and some unexpected twists… All that, plus the return of the Ice Warriors makes this an umissable episode!
The fearsome Martians made their debut in the Second Doctor adventure The Ice Warriors and were an instant hit, returning about a year later in The Seeds of Death. These two stories established the Ice Warriors as a proud but cruel race, ruthless and relentless when pursuing their goal, which in both instances had been the planet Earth.
But interestingly, when they next crossed the Time Lord’s path in the Third Doctor adventure The Curse of Peladon, they had reformed, renouncing their militaristic ways and eschewing violence except in cases of self-defence. The Ice Warriors’ code of honour came to the fore and they even joined forces with their former foe. Their final appearance to date came in 1974’s The Monster of Peladon in which a rogue faction of Ice Warriors threatened the Doctor.


Read the rest at the BBC Doctor Who Blog.

BBC Doctor Who Blog - The Return of the Ice Warriors!

The BBC Doctor Who Blog has an excellent write up to prepare you for this weekend’s episode, Cold War:

The Doctor’s next adventure is called Cold War and it explodes onto screens tomorrow (Saturday). The TARDIS lands on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control, plunging into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!  The episode is written by Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet DeadNight Terrors) so we’re assured of scares, great moments of humour and some unexpected twists… All that, plus the return of the Ice Warriors makes this an umissable episode!

The fearsome Martians made their debut in the Second Doctor adventure The Ice Warriors and were an instant hit, returning about a year later in The Seeds of Death. These two stories established the Ice Warriors as a proud but cruel race, ruthless and relentless when pursuing their goal, which in both instances had been the planet Earth.

But interestingly, when they next crossed the Time Lord’s path in the Third Doctor adventure The Curse of Peladon, they had reformed, renouncing their militaristic ways and eschewing violence except in cases of self-defence. The Ice Warriors’ code of honour came to the fore and they even joined forces with their former foe. Their final appearance to date came in 1974’s The Monster of Peladon in which a rogue faction of Ice Warriors threatened the Doctor.

Read the rest at the BBC Doctor Who Blog.

There are THREE Doctor Who Premieres on BBC America tonight: Companions Special, Third Doctor Special, Spearhead from Space

Because we’re not done with Doctor Who Premiere Weekend which apparently is now a thing, we have three new shows you should be ready for:

Doctor Who: The Companions - Sunday, March 31 at 7/6c

All-new special, Doctor Who: The Companions, premieres Sunday, March 31, 7:00pm ET/PT. As the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, steps into the TARDIS, take a look back at previous companions that have won over the Doctor’s heart in Doctor Who: The Companions.  Along the way, companions old and new talk about how the show has changed their lives, and how they’ve never quite managed to leave the TARDIS behind. Matt Smith and David Tennant are joined by fellow contributors including John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Noel Clarke (Mickey).

Doctor Who Revisited: Third Doctor Jon Pertwee - Sunday, March 31 at 8/7c

Take an in-depth look at the third incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought action and stunts to the series. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, executive producer CAROLINE SKINNER, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey) and more

Classic Who: Spearhead from Space - immediately following ‘Revisited’

The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the middle of a meteorite shower and the Doctor is found by UNIT troops and taken to a nearby hospital. The Brigadier is faced with having to cope not only with the mysterious meteorites but also with Ransome, an ex-employee of a local plastics factory, who claims he has seen a walking mannequin.

doctor-icia:

Yes, Sir!

doctor-icia:

Yes, Sir!

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nickavv:

I love the Third Doctor, I’m gonna miss him when I finish his episodes

nickavv:

I love the Third Doctor, I’m gonna miss him when I finish his episodes

companionsofthedoctor:

Three days

companionsofthedoctor:

Three days

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DOCTOR WHO Revisited: JON PERTWEE - Mar 31 BBC AMERICA

2013 is DOCTOR WHO’s 50th Anniversary. Each month, BBC AMERICA takes the TARDIS back in time with Brand New Specials on all eleven Doctors.

This month, it’s Third Doctor JON PERTWEE!

Don’t miss the Premiere of the third DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED Special, plus the classic Third Doctor storyline “Spearhead from Space” *** Sunday March 31 at 8/7c *** only on BBC America.

Take an in-depth look at the third incarnation of the truly timeless Time Lord, who brought action and stunts to the series. With exclusive interviews with lead writer & executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT, executive producer CAROLINE SKINNER, Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, Season Six guest star HUGH BONNEVILLE (Downton Abbey) and more! 

Then, in the story “Spearhead from Space,” a swarm of meteorites fall on the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness - a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor is forced to race against time, in order to stop humanity from being replaced by a generation of terrifying plastic replicas.

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BBC America on Tumblr: abitrudeandnotginger: Um I just found out that...

bbcamerica:

abitrudeandnotginger:

Um I just found out that in addition to the Bells of St. John airing next Saturday, BBC AMERICA IS BASICALLY DOING A DOCTOR WHO MARATHON ALL  WEEKEND WHAT

 

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This is 100% true.

The BBC America Doctor Who Series 5, 6, and 7.1 marathon begins early morning Friday, March 29.

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Also of note: there’s a Torchwood marathon beginning late Tuesday, March 26 and running all day Wednesday.

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And we’re premiering the new Doctor Who Third Doctor Revisited Special on Sunday, March 31.

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Cheers.

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3timescharm:

Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time, Issue #3

3timescharm:

Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time, Issue #3




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