Doctor Who is turning 50 next year, so it’s probably pretty safe to say that even the series’ most vociferous and dedicated fans might have a few gaps in their knowledge of the show and its history (Heck, I certainly do – rather large ones, actually - and I’m the biggest Whovian I know). In what is basically the coolest video to appear on the internet in ages, Youtube channel BabelColour has put together something that is both amazing and educational for fans both new and old.
This video takes 48 years of Who history – including the main series, all the spin-offs, the comedy special bits, trailers, really everything – and arranges everything in chronological order for a ten-minute romp through every episode and extra of the entire franchise. It’s fantastic (to steal the Ninth Doctor’s catchphrase), covering 784 episodes, 226 stories, and 11 Doctors - every adventure from William Hartnell’s The Unearthly Child to Matt Smith’s 2011 Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. It will make you want to watch every episode available, while simultaneously cursing the fact that there are 106 episodes that are still missing from the BBC archives. So, yes, you should click through and watch it right now. Really.
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Welcome to another sporadic new series, “Amazing Internet Things.” I don’t know what it is about British television of all sizes that seems to inspire such devotion and creativity from fans online (actually, yes, I do know, it’s because it’s amazing), but the results are impressive. So, the goal of this series is to basically share a few of the exceptionally awesome British TV-related things I find (or am sent) online. It won’t really be anything newsworthy and there won’t be deep, critical thinking going on, but it’ll be fun. And if it gets annoying, we’ll stop!