27 December 2012

Doctor Who - A Visual History - 1963 - 2012

A few days ago there was a feature on IO9 by Charlie Jane Anders about Doctor Who and how the experience is so much different for those of us who watched it when we were children (the original series). As you might imagine it caused something of a debate to which I was more than happy to give my own very fond memories of watching the show as a child.

As Doctor Who edges towards its fiftieth anniversary I thought I might share the video above with you, lovingly put together by Joe Siegler. I originally shared it a few years ago but Mr Siegler has now updated it, up to and including the Christmas Special we all watched just a few days ago.

Although it is over forty five minutes long (which means slightly less than your average modern episode) it gives a whistle-stop tour of each and every single adventure the Doctor has had on the television. As there are so many you will only get a brief glimpse of each but it is enough to give even the newest of Who neophytes a taste of what has been happening to our time traveling Time Lord over the last forty nine years.

Each and every regeneration is included plus you get to see all of the companions, old and new. Of course you will get to see how your favorite monsters looked in the 60s, 70s and 80s too – before CGI and the BBC bothered to give the show an effects budget.

My advice is go get your preferred beverage and snacks and settle in for a real treat!