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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.

    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!
    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


    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

    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


    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

    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


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    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)

    I may have to steal some of these for iconage later.
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
    Steal away!
    (no subject) - hhertzof - Jan. 30th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
    (no subject) - kattahj - Jan. 31st, 2009 10:09 am (UTC) - Expand
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)

    Er, I mean, awesome picspam. The Black Guardian's spinny special effect o' doom! Adrian Mills being fucking scary! Delgado Master rocking out! Erato's ... erato.

    I don't know what this is. Some sort of ewok?

    It's the slug dude from Twin Dilemma, isn't it? (I still haven't seen that one, because when I do there will be no new telly Six for me to watch, but I remember him from the Target cover.)
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
    Ah, that sounds like it! I definitely took something from The Twin Dilemma, and since that one's notable for a disappointing lack of giant robots, dinosaurs and naked Benton, the ewok-thing seems likely...
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
    Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

    And I am SO with you on the Three era!! (Shall be posting about that myself tomorrow, but with less awesome pics!)
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
    Excellent; more Three love's always needed.
    (no subject) - persiflage_1 - Jan. 30th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
    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. ♥
    Jan. 31st, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
    I love that Leela & Rodan picture too!
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    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
    Zomg, teh awesome! ::flaily hands::

    Three's era is my happy fannish place.

    So v true. 7 and 8 most expecially for me.
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
    I want all of 7 and 8 on DVD right now, yet bizarrely my wishes are not being catered to. The lack of DVD-quality Daemons in my life is depressing.
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
    Much love for the Gods of Ragnarok (I've not seen that serial), who are so sweet that I feel the urge to draw mini-versions right away!

    In fact, there are a few things here that I haven't drawn, so I shall wander off and get my pencil...
    Jan. 31st, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
    (no subject) - doyle_sb4 - Jan. 31st, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
    Jan. 30th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
    *flails with love*

    I still can't believe that at no point during the design of the Vervoids did anyone say UM ER HEY YOU GUYS ER MAYBE NOT?

    You have officially made my evening. Yay!
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
    Housemate happened to glance at my laptop screen as I was capping the Vervoidy goodness and asked "what the hell are you watching?"

    That icon is fabulous.
    Jan. 30th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)


    I'd never seen a Vervoid before so that clarification comment was actually really helpful. *lmao*
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
    *dances you* The Vervoids are some of the most... special aliens I've ever seen in anything. I can't believe nobody thought better of that.
    (no subject) - silly_cleo - Jan. 31st, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
    Jan. 30th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
    I particularly liked the caption going with Four's Viking-Flintstone pic, possibly because that bit never fails to make me laugh.

    Could you perhaps point the way to um, acquiring more of the unreleased eps? Maybe through Mary? I'd love more Three/Sarah. Jon Pertwee is fantabulous, even though he is minus teeth and curls.
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
    Sure - all our downloads are on an external drive, I'm sure Mary can bung episodes your way. The quality is very variable, though, from pretty-decent-VHS-rips to recorded-off-Sky-15-years-ago. If you haven't seen The Time Warrior yet, you should; Three and Sarah Jane's first story, and it's on DVD.
    (no subject) - cavgirl - Feb. 1st, 2009 01:43 am (UTC) - Expand
    Jan. 30th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
    I'm just crazy mad grinning right now! So much love!
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
    Jan. 31st, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
    I love this show. Such amazing crack.

    ...But now, I think I have to forgive RTD for his giant robot. Curses!
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
    Ha. But I adored that! It was like the Robot robot crossed with the Kandyman, which is basically crack squared.
    Jan. 31st, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
    this is so UNBEARABLY DELIGHTFUL. :D :D :D
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
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    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
    Not only that, but he's the only Northern Ireland person to ever get lines on Doctor Who; I'm so proud that my lone countryman's the one who gets eaten by a chair. \o/
    Jan. 31st, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
    Er, can I purloin the Leela/Rodan one for purposes of own picspam? Would credit, of course. Tragical History Tour is letting me down. I could of course, make my own but I'm nothing if not lazy.

    If I could pinch the Zoe/Isobel one that'd be nifty too. Don't worry if not. :D
    Jan. 31st, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
    Of course, pinch away!
    Jan. 31st, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
    One's pimp-hat makes me deliriously happy. Actually, this whole picspam makes me deliriously happy, because it reminds me just how much Doctor Who I still have to watch. *glees*
    Jan. 31st, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
    Doing it reminded me how much I have to rewatch; so much brilliant stuff I've only seen once. I love how immense the canon is.
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