William Hartnell went to the great TARDIS in the sky on this day in 1975. The first Doctor to leave us. Always remembered x
The original TARDIS interior.
We like to refer to it as a flat-pack kind of TARDIS because this nifty set is taken apart and put back whenever and wherever it wants. If there’s not enough room in the studio for the whole thing, they could just put up one wall and the console etc. Or seen in the bottom picture William Hartnell is even pretending to pull levers on the console that isn’t there. This meant more space for other sets.
And it’s shot from all angles and directions which gives the effect that there is a lot more space than there actually is. The doors can be shot on all sides. One thing we particularly love is that the doors do not match the outside doors. The classic TARDIS interior did not give any hint of the ordinary police box exterior, and the doors would open with a flick of a switch.
By the end of season two, you could see how battered the interior looked from being shifted about and put up and taken apart all the time. Some of the roundels looked punctured. But despite the lack of money, the ship always managed to look alien like, and also large enough to be a convincing travelling machine and a home. It had beautiful decor with interesting objects, old fashioned things that contrasted so well with the white focus, and the banks of computers and scanner screen.
Other rooms in the TARDIS were the bedrooms with fold out orthopedic beds, and a sitting room, and a food machine station, and a modest (actually quite small) wardrobe.
The original designers did not have anything to go on, they created this stunning design from scratch and it suits the first Doctor so well. The wandering alien in Edwardian dress living and drifting in a futuristic space ship with his granddaughter. They did such a terrific job.
game 2 of “What’s My Line” episode #482, dated 20 September 1959
hosted by John Daly
panelists: Arlene Francis, Groucho Marx, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf
contestant: Judy Grable, a professional wrestler from Florida
Conan O’Brien — Transit Strike Sketch
Sergeant Benton: Well, what are we going to do now?
Doctor: Keep it confused. Feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy —
from The Three Doctors (30 Dec 1972 - 20 Jan 1973)
Doctor Who Original 1963 Theme / BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Still the best theme in regards to how it was made, how it’s one of the first pieces of electronic music ever, and how it’s (basically) the same theme still, 50 years later.
Doctor Who Series 5: Vincent and The Doctor
Inspired by this.
DOCTOR WHO Coming Soon Teaser 2013 - BBC America
EXCELLENT… Lovecraftian creepiness, a new TARDIS, scary shit, loads of new monsters, an awesome and impossible mystery, loads of new Lovecraftian scary shit monsters, and bloody fucking marvelous television brought to us by
God himself Stephen Moffat.
Also, The Doctor on a motorbike. Bingo. I am LOVING THIS,
…Yes, this is Number Two reporting."
— from The Prisoner (Hammer into Anvil)