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Classic Who picspam

Under the cut are around 60 screencaps from classic Who, featuring monsters, companions and exciting adventures; not even remotely dial-up friendly. Apologies for the lack of some of the more obvious iconic moments, like Ace's Dalek/baseball bat interface, but I was working from the episodes on my hard drive, which for the most part haven't been released on DVD yet.

Things I learned while putting together this post:
  • Three's era is my happy fannish place. I love UNIT and Jo and Liz and Sarah Jane and the Master and dinosaurs. I was constantly getting sidetracked in wanting to rewatch whole serials.

  • All of Doctor Who needs to be out on DVD so I can get less rubbishy source.

  • Most of the stories written off by fandom are the ones I think are brilliance on a stick (see: The Chase, esp. the Daleks versus Dracula and Frankenstein's monster)

  • There are few things that can't be improved by the addition of GIANT ROBOTS.


  • Feel free to nick any of these for iconing purposes.


    Monsters
    Insert 'one-eyed monster' joke here.
    The Kandyman in all his sugary glory.
    Morbius lives! If I ever become a brain in a jar, that's exactly the sort of body I'd

    build myself.
    I don't know what this is. Some sort of ewok?
    Gods of Rrrragnarrrok.
    The robot from Robot, in the first of several appearances in this picspam. Come on, it's

    a serial about a robot that becomes giant. That's worthy of a picspam all on its own.
    Creepy Dream Ruff-Man from Kinda.
    Autons that are even scarier than the shop window dummies ones.
    The robot again! But now it's huge!
    SURPRISE NIMON BUTTSEX
    Sontar-ha...
    Um. It's a Vervoid. Yes.
    Genuinely terrifying living troll from Terror of the Autons. Thank God I didn't see that

    as a child, I'd still be behind the sofa.
    I couldn't get The Underwater Menace fishpeople so these Warriors of the Deep

    Sea Devils will have to do.
    A vast army of Cybermen in The Five Doctors.
    A tiny picture of Two and an Ice Warrior, because I'm woefully low on pre-colour

    representation.



    Brilliant special effects and things becoming giant
    A T-Rex on the rampage in the middle of London! Thank goodness for UNIT...
    ...they've got tanks!
    Invasion of the Dinosaurs makes me want to cry with happiness, seriously.
    A perfect merging of both categories, being a brilliant special effect of a snake

    becoming giant.
    A tiny One, Ian, Barbara and Susan encounter a giant man.
    A tiny Master encounters a giant Peri, who keeps him in a box like her

    Barbies.
    The robot from Robot has been sadly neglected these last few pictures. Something

    must be done.
    Technically not something becoming giant, but Five's mighty weapon deserved some

    attention.



    Costumes and disguises
    Five in bondage.
    Zoe in bubblewrap.
    "She's much prettier than a computer." Indeed.
    If I had to summon this bit of The Daemons up in two words it would be 'sheer

    awesomeness'.
    Revolutionary France was well known for its citizens' fondness for pimp hats. I think we

    all know why it's One's favourite historical period.
    The Rani disguises herself as Mel, mostly for the lols.
    Gallifrey = Planet of Hats.
    Four tries out a sober new look. The Brig is unamused.
    Two had cool glasses first.
    A magnificent pair of Dalek bumps.
    Unexpected naked Benton...



    Everything else
    Featuring: companions with guns, giant rocks and balls of string; amusing extras; two Tegans; UNIT with a rocket-launcher; a killer chair; sailing ships in space; and Dracula meeting a Dalek

    Comments

    shinyjenni
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
    Brilliant picspam! I love the Leela and Rodan picture (and really want to know what's going on in the one just to its left), and the one with the ships, and One's HAT, and all of Brilliant Special Effects and Things Becoming Giant. ♥
    brewsternorth
    Jan. 31st, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
    I love that Leela & Rodan picture too!
    doyle_sb4
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
    They're just so pretty, especially Leela in that cape. Once I have access to my DVDs I need to do a picspam just of Leela and Rodan.
    shinyjenni
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
    The red cape is beautiful. I spent ages trying to get a good cap of her striding down the corridor with Rodan - this was the best I could manage. A Leela and Rodan picspam would be brilliant!
    doyle_sb4
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
    They're far too pretty. Invasion of Time is just win all round, between the girlslash and the mad Four and the tinfoil aliens...
    shinyjenni
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
    They are! I love getting to see inside the TARDIS, especially when Four gets lost.
    doyle_sb4
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
    I love the chase through the TARDIS. I bet there's still a Sontaran wandering around the lower decks somewhere.
    shinyjenni
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
    And one day it will make it back to the console room, much to everyone's confusion.

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