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Classic Doctor Who
Transcript of Classic Doctor Who
Who is the Doctor?
He is a Time Lord from the planet Galifrey in the constellation Kasterborous.
Although he looks human, he has two hearts and can survive many things that humans cannot.
His name is a secret and is the recurring mystery of the show.
When Time Lords are about to die, they can regenerate.
Every cell in their body changes as they create a new face and body. Their personality changes, too.
But he is still the same person with the same memories.
The Doctor's Many Faces
The 1st Doctor - William Hartnell - the stern grandfather
The 2nd Doctor - Patrick Troughton - the cosmic hobo
The 3rd Doctor - Jon Pertwee - the dandy
The 4th Doctor - Tom Baker - the bohemian
The 5th Doctor - Peter Davison - the cricketer
The 6th Doctor - Colin Baker - the overconfident
The 7th Doctor - Sylvester McCoy - the chessmaster
The 8th Doctor - Paul McGann - the half human
Can travel anywhere in time and space
It stands for Time And Relative Dimension in Space
It has a Chameleon circuit, which mean that it can disguise itself as anything, but it broke and got stuck.
It now looks like a blue London police box from the 1950's.
The Doctor stole his TARDIS and ran away to have adventures.
It doesn't always take him where he wants to go, but it always takes him where he needs to go - usually where there's trouble.
The Doctor's Companions
Saving the World
The Time Lords preferred to observe other worlds and refused to interfere.
But the Doctor refuses to sit back and watch. He always tries to help people in trouble.
He refuses to use weapons, and will face enemies with only a sonic screwdriver.
Davros - creator of the Daleks
The Master - renegade Time Lord
Autons - living plastic
Then and Now
It ran for 26 years, until it was canceled in 1989.
An American TV movie was produced in 1995.
The show was rebooted in 2005 and is still going strong today, 10 years later.
The years 1990-2004 are called "The Wilderness Years."
The 1st episode aired on November 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was assassinated.
Sydney Newman created the show and hired Verity Lambert to be the producer.
Sydney made it clear that he didn't want any BEM's in the show - "Bug-Eyed Monsters."
She was proved right, as they were an instant hit and remain the most popular Doctor Who villain today.
He was opposed to the look of the Daleks, but Verity insisted that they stay in.
So Verity made the decision to reair the pilot episode the following week before the 2nd episode.
Most people had been watching the news coverage and missed the first episode.
It was another good decision - the show became quickly popular.
Although viewership was very high throughout the 1960's and '70s, it started to decline in the '80s.
Bigger on the Inside
1st Doctor - Barbara, Ian, and Susan (the Doctor's granddaughter)
2nd Doctor - Jamie and Zoe
3rd Doctor - The Brigadier and Liz Shaw
4th Doctor - Sarah Jane and Harry
5th Doctor - Adric, Tegan and Nyssa
6th Doctor - Peri
8th Doctor - Grace
7th Doctor - Ace