Rate & Discuss: An Unearthly Child

November 23rd, 2013
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Welcome to our An Unearthly Child discussion! Just a bit of fun – it’s Saturday 23rd November 1963, the Internet is a thing and Doctor Who has just aired on BBC One for the very first time. Rate and discuss the opening episode below…

BBC’s brand new sci-fi series, Doctor Who, has just premiered on BBC One. Tonight we were introduced to the enigmatic character known only as the Doctor who adventures in space and time in a police box with his granddaughter Susan. What did you think of the first episode and do you have high hopes for the series? Let us know in the comments…

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4 comments on this article
  1. JC
    November 23rd, 2013 at 5.59pm | #1

    One of the most unusual shows I’ve seen, starting with those bizarre titles and extraordinary music.

    Before this, I only knew Mr. Hartnell from his serious and authoritarian army roles so to see him branch out to something different was a surprise.

    I’m still not sure why he’s called the Doctor, perhaps they’ll answer that on the next episode. Whilst watching, I was asking myself, Doctor who?

    The use of a Police Box for his time machine was quite ingenious, such as good disguise since they’re everywhere and people will believe it’s just a Police Box.

    I’m not sure whether it will last long though. The concept is so different and quite strange that it may be too different.

    Still, even if this new show is cancelled as so often happens with these things, I’m sure Mr. Hartnell will find another role quickly, perhaps one more suited to the roles the general public know him for.

  2. isabella
    January 4th, 2014 at 2.19pm | #2

    i think its amazing how a new scifi programme can have turned into such a massive hit and if it werent for us (and the BBC) this wouldent have happened .well done

    i convinced my friends to come and watch doctor who with me and now they are totally hooked.See what we can do when we put our minds to it!

  3. David Hawkins
    May 7th, 2015 at 10.55am | #3

    @JC He lasted 3 Years in this role and made a slight comeback in 1973 in the 3 Doctors

  4. JC
    May 7th, 2015 at 8.03pm | #4

    @David Hawkins
    It was a fictional review, as if I was writing a review of the first episode back in 1963, obviously not knowing what it’d go on to become.

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