1 September 1979: Thirty-five years ago today, Romana II made her first appearance on our TV screens in Episode 1 of Destiny of the Daleks.
My mum and I just finished watching the Key to Time Arc today. I should convince her to watch Destiny now.
W00t! Tell her the next Romana is one of the top five companions ever.
Every now and then you happen across something that really knocks the stuffing out of you.
Someone sent me this clip of Pat playing the recorder at a convention; which would normally have made me smile…and honestly it does, in its way, because he was such a wonderful, charming character to the very end.
But from the date on the screen I know which convention this is and I know what happened the next morning.
So I think I’m going to go to bed now and try to sleep off the sadness.
- The entire Classic Who fandom: WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE DOCTOR DOESN'T LIKE SOLDIERS LOOK AT ALL THESE SOLDIER COMPANIONS EVEN TEN TRAVELED WITH A SOLDIER
- Me: *Twelve* said he doesn't like soldiers. And he didn't say he's always disliked soldiers. Calm down.
Doctor Who Intro’s - 1963 - 2014
It’s like a time capsule, you look back at different era’s in Doctor Who’s history & it’s really quite beautiful. Same tune, different graphics. Same Doctor, different face. Same screwdriver, different case. Same Tardis, different interior.
*Also I know there’s a few missing but since tumblr only allows for pic/ gif sets to have up to 10 I had to make a couple of cut backs.*
I still can’t believe I grew up without noticing the “OHO” at the beginning in some of the early titles. Although I started with the third Doctor, and for a good chunk of the time I was watching we had the diamond logo (I had a T-shirt of that one) and the neon tubes. For me, the diamond logo was the “classic” default logo, and the 80s starfield was the new, modern “fun” version.
I remember how novel it was when the Seventh Doctor’s titles added the TARDIS for the first time. It was “floating in its own bubble of relativity,” as the technobabble put it back in the day.
The Classic Who fandom aka we’ve been on hiatus since before many of us were born
And then there were those of us who went on hiatus in 1989
and you kids had to poke us
"Mom? Mom! MOM YOU ARE MISSING OUT IT’S STARTED UP AGAIN”
*snort* what huh
"Big Finish is celebrating its 15th anniversary next year"
WH-WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME
- Space Security Services Sara Kingdom
- Jamie McCrimmon, piper in Jacobite army
- Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (UNIT)
- Sergeant Benton (UNIT)
- War Doctor
- Vislor Turlough, Junior Ensign Commander
- Leela, Warrior of the Sevateem
- The Seventh Doctor and the Brigadier
ETA: I can’t remember if Captain Mike Yates ever travelled aboard the TARDIS. More importantly, he may be one reason the Doctor has mixed feelings about soldiers, although he did redeem himself splendidly.