As many of you know, I'm a massive Doctor Who
fan. Old, new, I love it all. However, everything pre-2005 I've encountered out of context, as it were; I've skipped around in my viewing, because Classic Who is released on DVD by story rather than by season. So, in order to get the full effect of plot and character development, I've decided to go through the entire series in order, beginning with the first story ("An Unearthly Child").
My rules for this project:
- I'll watch all episodes in order, even those I've already seen.
- Any stories not yet available on DVD, I'll download the VHS rips and watch those. Any that no longer exist in video form (which is unfortunately a decent number of the First Doctor's stories and a massive amount of the Second's, so quite a few early on) I will listen to in audio format and/or watch in reconstruction.
- As I watch, I'll be reading along in the insanely comprehensive About Time
series, which basically has everything you might ever possibly need to know about any and all aspects of each Who
- My reactions will basically consist of my thoughts about the story as a whole, a decently short summary, and some minor picspam. I'll be giving a bit more background in this first one, just because I know a lot of folks on my flist may not be all that familiar with Doctor Who
in general and/or Classic Who in particular, and this'll give y'all a place to start in case you want to follow this project and find out more about the series!
So, without further ado, back to the beginning!( 01x01, An Unearthly Child )
(For more info on the story, you can check out its Wikipedia entry
, and if you'd like to watch the story yourself, it can be found on YouTube; here's
a link to the first part of the first episode.)
Next time, The Daleks
, featuring the arrival of everyone's favorite pepperpots!