video: Doctor Who 1963-2010

This is definitely a lunch break or after-work* diversion. I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes, especially about fan created videos and stories online. Mostly because the videos usually aren’t that good, and the stories are usually not-so-thinly disguised porn.**

Still, when someone takes it upon themselves to do a proper video montage of all Doctor Who stories from the very beginning up to nearly present day… and it’s good, I gotta give them their props. Clocking in at just over 38 minutes, it chooses some good music, good sound clips and good video snippets and covers every episode–including special episodes, tv show appearances, one-offs, video games and radio plays–up through Season 5 of the re-imagined*** series.

Doctor Who History 1963-2010 from Joe Siegler on Vimeo: A clip montage of the entire history of Doctor Who from Nov 23, 1963 to Dec 25, 2010. Plus some other bits and bobs from across time. All Doctor Who material is ©BBC. This was just done for fun.

And if you really need a “current series” fix, reddit user AndorianBlues has come up with a speculative chart of the timelines of River Song and The Doctor:

Through dialogue, the show has established first that Professor (Doctor?) River Song and The Doctor keep meeting “in the wrong order” and more recently implied that they keep meeting backwards, more or less. It makes River’s character more interesting, but also in danger of becoming a plot device because if every adventure is in her past, it removes a bit of tension from the dramatic plot. Even if “time can be re-written” it’s a good bet that the future/past of their courtship won’t be… or will it? 😛

In the meantime, it’s all good fun. Before the current series aired, I’ve been catching up my other half on the entire 2005-forward run, so having to wait a whole week between new episodes now is painful. We’ve resorted to starting up my Mad Men discs just so we’ll have a series to watch–and catch up on–every night! :mrgreen:

* Or possibly work-from-home/telework…

** Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

*** Or should that be “regenerated”?

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2 Responses

  1. Lindsay says:

    So I says to myself, “Oh, I’ll indulge in two minutes of this before I have to run,” and, at 1:24…

  2. Jim T says:

    Thanks so much for that ‘speculative’ timeline of River and the Doctor. Straightforward, clever and fairly accurate.

    Getting ready to sit down with a cup of coffee and watch the video as well. I’m with you all the way on the ‘wait’ for the Doc’s new episodes. The gap between the new season premiere and the one this past saturday was almost unbearable. It’s kinda like waiting for your best friend to watch it so you can dish and discuss.