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Earlier this week, Doctor Who fans learned that David Bradley and John Barrowman are reprising their respective roles as William Hartnell's First Doctor and Captain Jack Harkness in pre-recorded cameo appearances in the upcoming immersive West End production Doctor Who: Time Fracture With impressive DW resumes such as those, Bradley and Barrowman have pretty much cemented their[...]
Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker offers a message for 2021. (Image: BBC screencap)
And each actor played the character as a different archetype: William Hartnell played him as the last of the Edwardian patriarchs; Patrick Troughton played him as a Chaplin-esque hobo; Jon Pertwee played him as a dandyish playboy; Tom Baker played a wandering bohemian and so on The 21st Century Doctors were even more modern archetypes:[...]
Jodie Whittaker & David Tennant: Doctors Stick Together
1st Doctor William Hartnell is No 6, so it's nice to see the original model near the top  All in all, this looks fairly consistent with the patterns we've heard about anecdotally over the last few years The Radio Times just has what looks like "official" figures to back it up This is all terribly[...]
Jodie Whittaker in "Doctor Who", BBC
When you watch past versions played by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, and Sylvester McCoy and their deeply ambivalent interactions with Gallifrey takes on new meaning knowing their origin as the Timeless Child Chibnall has also introduced more unknown incarnations out there prior to the First[...]
Doctor Who Lockdown Kicks Off with Special Message from David Bradley
An hour before the event, audio drama "Doctors Assemble!" was released to coincide with both today's anniversary/birthday as well as the special nature of this edition's rewatch. Doctor Who Lockdown Kicks Off with Special Message from David Bradley But just to make sure things are officially official, actor David Bradley (William Hartnell in the drama, and the[...]
“Doctor Who”: BBC Collects The Cybermen’s Appearances [Video]
The Cyberman wanted everyone to be like them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtEPOTRWm7IVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Cybermen | Doctor Who (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtEPOTRWm7I) Cybermen from the Start The Cybermen made their debut in "The Tenth Planet", William Hartnell's final story as the First Doctor before he regenerated into Patrick Troughton[...]
Galaxy Quest
If you started watching Doctor Who with Jodie Whitaker, it certainly doesn't make you less a fan than when William Hartnell or Matt Smith took on the role. If there are things to take away fan culture from 1999 compared to 2019, we have greater access and influence than ever before As nerds and geeks, we're[...]
“Doctor Who”: BBC Releases Compilation of Past Christmas Specials Because There Isn’t One This Year
It just happened to be Christmas, so William Hartnell and the cast broke the 4th Wall and addressed the audience directly to toast them a Merry Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9xUK6ZL9lkVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Doctor Who: A Happy Christmas to all of you at home! – The Daleks' Master Plan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9xUK6ZL9lk) Alas, this episode is lost[...]
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When original Doctor William Hartnell had to leave the show due to deteriorating health, the producers didn't want to cancel the show. It was one of the most popular shows in Britain after all They invented regeneration in an act of desperation Little did they know that they created a means for the show to go[...]
'Doctor Who': PlutoTV, BBC Bringing Free Classic 'Who' to Service
Variety reports that the deal includes  Doctor Who episodes featuring Tom Baker (including "The Deadly Assassin," "The Ark in Space," and "The Robots of Death"), Peter Davison (including "EarthShock," "The Caves of Androzani"), Jon Pertwee (including "Planet of the Spiders," "Terror of the Autons"), and William Hartnell (including "The Dalek Invasion Of Earth"). https://youtu.be/sjciw9A5D0oVideo can't be loaded[...]
Doctor Who Christmas Special Will Deal With "Casual Chauvinism" Of First Doctor
We'll also be treated to interaction between Capaldi and David Bradley, portraying William Hartnell's first Doctor. But that interaction might not go so smoothly, because while the Time Lords are one of the oldest and most advances species in the universe, a society who are far beyond human preconceptions of gender, apparently nobody told Doctor #1[...]
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Earlier this week, we linked to shots taken by one Doctor Who fan, George Baker, and posted to Twitter (before being deleted) that identified a figure filming the Doctor Who Christmas Special alongside Peter Capaldi. And one that seemed to confirm earlier rumours about the cliffhanger of this Saturday's series ten finale episode, The Doctor Falls. The rumour[...]