Saturday, 26 October 2013

Doctor Who - A Gallery

By way of being a celebration of his 50 year anniversary and as something of a recap of the many and varied spacesuits that have graced the televisual travels of the good Doctor, I present to you all a gallery of Gallifreyan goodness.
Mission to the Unknown/The Daleks’ Masterplan (1965)

Tenth Planet (1966)
The Moonbase (1967)

The Wheel in Space (1968)

 The Ambassadors of Death (1970)
 The Carnival of Monsters (1973)
Frontier in Space (1973)
The Planet of the Daleks (1973)
 Invasion of the Dinosaurs (1974)
The Sontaran Experiment (1975)
The Android Invasion (1975)
The Face of Evil (1977)
The Invisible Enemy (1977)
Underworld (1978)

Nightmare of Eden (1979)
Terminus (1983)
Four to Doomsday (1982)
Enlightenment (1983)
The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit (2006)

42 (2007)
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (2008)
The Waters of Mars (2009)

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011)

The Impossible Astronaut/The Day of the Moon/The Wedding of River Song (2011)

Hide (2013)

Well that was fun wasn’t it and I’m sure there are more yet to come in the next 50 years.  But before ending this most lengthy of posts let's go back and look again at 1977’s The Face of Evil.
Of note is that this seems to be another, if not even the final, appearance of the Pathfinder Helmets.  There has been some modification made to the chin area in the form of its total removal, which might just explain why they were never seen on the show again.  I can’t imagine there was too much structural integrity left in the prop after that.

That's your lot.  Now go outside and play



  1. I just watched all of The Enemy of the World (VERY good) and The Web of Fear (amongst the best ever). What a wonderful gift to have them back for the 50th! Apparently they may have also found all of Marco Polo as well but are waiting until December's "Missing, Believed Wiped" BFI event to announce it. I so hope it's true. It's a great time to be a Doctor Who fan!

    1. Going to wait for the DVD's but very glad to hear how good they are. Spent some of the day re-watching Planet of the Daleks. 4 of the 6 episodes with last 2 next weekend, then maybe a bit of The Green Death. It's been a bit rainy all day today and that seems to make for perfect Who viewing.

  2. I've just decided to rewatch the whole shebang from the beginning and go straight through, so I started with the unaired pilot, through Unerathly Child and now 5 of 7 through "The Daleks." I haven't watched these very early episodes in about 20 years and I'm really impressed with how well done they are. The Doctor is a bit of a Bastard early on--I'd kind of forgotten just how much of a bastard! It's interesting to see how the first Tardis crew pulls together and grows closer as the episodes progress--the unfolding of which I feel was better suited to the old fomat. It's a lot of fun and bringing back some of that magical feeling I had watching the show as a child. I grew up in an abusive home and Doctor Who was one of my only escapes, so the show has a particularly strong resonance for me. While watching it I had some rare peace and happiness. :)

    1. Just back from a late break in North Wales. Thanks for the comments. Not sure I could go through WHO in order. While I like bits of the Hartnell era the show doesn't get magical for me until Troughton pops up. But my really Happy who place is the 70's. Now watching those just takes me right back to blissful childhood when you didn't just watch it, you felt like you were in it...Now where was I, oh yes, just back from Wales and about to watch the Green Death. that should do the job.

  3. Say goodbye to Jo for me. :) In the fan film I'm working on one of the characters is reading a book called "Saving the World: Action and Activism in the 21st Century" by Josephine Grant-Jones. I mocked up a dust cover featuring snippets of reviews and a recent photo of Katy Manning with a bio blurb for Jo. It's not something I intend to draw attention to but it will be there for the eagle-eyed fan. :)

    1. liked it even more than the last time. Such a nice departure, handled so very well and a believable couple as well.

  4. If you look carefully at the suit wore by the actor in Tenth Planet (1966), it is the exact same suit as the one wore by Bossk, the famous body hunter in The Empire Strike Back.

    1. Hi Boby. You are right. If your follow the label: Windak from down the bottom of the list on the right hand side, you'll find this and a few more