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Oh my heart
Just look at Tennant’s face when he realizes its Mark Gatiss
Just look at him
The first episode, An Unearthly Child is set in London 1963.
The episode starts in a public school where we see the history teacher Barbara Wright(Jacqueline Hill) chatting with the science teacher Ian Chesterton(William Russell).
Mrs.Wright shares her concerns on their pupil, Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford), on accounts of the young girl being too knowledged in history and science, so much so that they could hand the class over to her and step down. However it is very strange that the girl does a miserable job at her homework for she seems to fabricate new systems or ridiculous historical facts. (which are actually true but not to be discovered for another decade)
(Susan Foreman is ridiculed in class for ‘not knowing how many shillings there are in a pound’. Reason being she thought they were using the decimal system, which at the time was only used in America.)
(Susan is insisting that she can’t possibly solve the physics problem on the board with only three dimensions (A, B and C) , that she needs D and E. Mr.Chesterton replies , saying he supposes the D is time…but then what is E? To which Susan replies with “Space”)
The duo thinks they ought to speak to the girl’s grandfather who is supposedly a doctor and whom Susan lives with. Mrs.Wright points out that she went to the adress where Susan supposedly lived, only to find nothing but an empty junkyard. This finds the teachers outside the said junkyard, at night, waiting for Susan’s arrival. They justify their curiosity as ‘concern for their pupil’s well being’.
Once Susan arrives at the scene and enters the junkyard, the duo follows her in, only to find no trace of the girl. They look around and notice the Police Box standing there, unassuming. (this being 1963, Police Boxes are normal. At this point the Chameleon Circuit was working) However why was it in a junkyard instead of at the side of a street?
They notice some oddities with the box. Mr.Chesterton points out that it’s vibrating, (“it’s alive!”) They do the usual ‘let’s walk around the Police Box and see if it is connected to anything’ move, to see that it is not connected to any phone lines (“unless it’s through the floor…”) This is when the duo hear someone entering the yard and hide. An old man, who is undoubtly Susan’s doctor grandfather (William Hartnell), enters and fumbles with his keys against the door of the Police Box. Suddenly Susan’s voice is heard from inside the box.
“Here you are grandfather!”
At that moment the Doctor becomes aware of the duo’s presence and the teachers have no choice but to confront the man.
The Doctor accuses them of imagining the girl’s voice.
“Young man, is it reasonable to suppose that anybody would be inside a cupboard like that?”
“Would it therefore be unreasonable to ask you to let us have a look inside?”
Hello, this is the blogger speaking.
Not to give anyone false hope about what one person can accomplish with their time, I’d like to point out that at the moment I am neither going to schoor nor I am working. Thus I have too much time on my hands to waste. Which will reflect on the blog as fast updates. For me this blog is a hobby to pass the time, and pass the time I will.
The back story is , one day I decided to start watching Classic Who. And I thought ‘Hey, while I’m in the beginning, why not use this opportunity to be useful in the fandom?’ And here we are.
What you might expect from this blog?
There will be individual text posts for each episode, each gathered under its relative arc and episode. I will try to keep them as brief as possible without being too vague. Also there will be screenshots from the episode and I’ll include the actor’s names as they appear in episodes.(main and side roles only).
Important Note: There is a slight problem with the text fonts and I am aware that its tiring to read small font for a long while so I checked that when you zoom in on a page, the font gets bigger and you can have a pleasant reading experience. You just need to higlight the text and move the cursor to the side to slide the text post to the middle of the page.
Each text posts will be tagged with the episode name, arc name and the season. Which means you can go to individual episodes without using the index. (though the index is useful, believe me) Let me give you an example:
The first episode of Classic Who is called “An Unearthly Child”. It will have the following tags:
#An Unearthly Child
If you’d like to be redirected to the associated text post, you only need to write this in your URL bar:
classicwhorecaps.tumblr.com/tagged/an unearhtly child
If you are interested in me (I don’t have the faintest idea why you would be)
my main blog is here.
Well there you have it folks.
The game is on.
Oh wait wrong fandom
I finally sat down and started watching Classic Who today. And I thought, why not turn this into something helpful for other people?
this video speaks to me on an emotional level
and unfortunately I am from the Sherlock fandom and…see even Dan feels bad for us
…that the size of all the available Classic Who episodes is 173 GBs?
You know what the best thing about having an empty , fresh out of its package 1TB external drive is?
You can download all the Classic Who into it.
So I have this idea.
Since I’m watching the Classic Who
I can do recaps of the episodes for people who prefer to read instead of watch the whole thing?
Would you people like that?
i totally agree with this!! its very well written too :) KUDOS
I’m glad you think so :)
And surprise, I am not putting it under a cut or not tagging my “hate” (because…it’s not hate …I really love the show . I am devoted, and actually I am writing this post BECAUSE I am devoted to this show and I’d hate it to take a turn for the worse)
So let’s get cracking.
My problem is, Hello Doctor Who producers, what up with the amplified quirkiness in the latest three…four episodes? The Doctor swirls around a bit…too much (more than he already usually does, which was fine…but now it isn’t), characters seems a bit too….needlessly quirky. Now we all enjoy a little cheesiness and quirkiness in our beloved show (some of us do, some of us ‘endure’ it but its not that bothersome to make a rant about) But when you do things like ‘heads appearing one by one around the door’ (latest episode when they arrive on the planet and exiting the TARDIS) oh and lets not forget the ‘lets back up towards each other and give ourselves a scare when we bump’ (that happened in the episode Hide) I feel like you might as well give them a shabby dog and call it Scooby Doo.
I have a question for Moffat and the others in the writing team (but mostly Moffat because he is in charge and I assume every script goes through his approval before shooting….please correct me if I’m wrong about this, I don’t fancy getting anon hate on Moffat’s account. I don’t ‘hate’ the guy.)
Do you like baking pies?
Yes, pies. No, I’m serious. Oi! Shut up.
Because I love baking. And do you know what that means? I know the little trick to make the crust taste heavenly: A little bit of vinegar and a teaspoon of salt. (Hang on a bit I have a point here) Now you see if you use them in correct amounts, they make the results better. HOWEVER go a little overboard with even one of them and poof! Your pie tastes horrendous.
One other thing you should know about me is that I love metaphors.
Now I presume next week’s episode is a bit more weighed in plot (River, doctor’s name, yes you see where I’m coming from) It will be a bit easier to ignore the overboard cheesiness (and note that I never complained about Doctor Who’s cheesiness before, so if I say its overboard, then it’s overboard), but my opinion is, if they don’t tone this down afterwards, I’m afraid the show will take a downhill dive, and I dread to see that happen.
I have my suspicions that this situation has a bit to do with Steven Moffat being really busy with Sherlock and rather tired I assume. It is my opinion that it was a bad decision on Mr.Moffat’s part to take on two high rating shows at once. Perhaps it would have been better to retire from Doctor Who and focus on Sherlock, of course we would have missed his interesting plot twists and creative monsters but I believe if you realize you won’t be able to deliver a good performance, it is better to hand the work over to someone instead of butchering it.