The first TARDIS take-offs and journey in Doctor Who an Unearthly Child

By: (plus.google.com) +David Herron; Date: July 3, 2018

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The first time stands out, doesn't it? The first TARDIS take-off was performed more elaborately than all other TARDIS takeoffs. It had to happen in the first episode of Doctor Who, to establish firmly this is a show that can go anywhere to any place in the universe. That first trip was all the way to 100,000 BC, or thereabouts, and was made in the context of humans having been allowed to see the TARDIS, and the Doctor knowing he could not allow those humans to return to their life because of what they had seen. Once the TARDIS landed, Ian Chesterton was incredulous but was asked by The Doctor "If you could the alien sand, and hear the cries of strange birds, and watch them wheel in another sky, would that satisfy you?"

The Tardis takes off for first time - An Unearthly Child - BBC

Fearing that his time machine will be discovered if he lets school teachers Barbara and Ian go, the Doctor sets the TARDIS on its first journey. When the TARDIS finally materialises, it is on a barren, rocky landscape, with an ominous shadow falling across it. Classic clip from the 1963 four-part story 'An Unearthly Child', the very first Doctor Who story starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.

The Tardis takes off for first time - An Unearthly Child - BBC

Schoolteachers Ian and Barbara follow Susan home but all they find is a Police Box in a junkyard. Taken from the very first episode of Doctor Who, first broadcast on the 23rd November 1963.

First Doctor Enters the TARDIS | An Unearthly Child | Doctor Who

Schoolteachers Ian and Barbara follow Susan home but all they find is a Police Box in a junkyard. Taken from the very first episode of Doctor Who, first broadcast on the 23rd November 1963.

The Doctor is ridiculed - An Unearthly Child - BBC

A doubting Ian Chesterton challenges the Doctor as to whether the TARDIS has indeed travelled through time. The opening of the doors of the time machine reveals not the junkyard of 76 Trotter's Lane, but a Palaeolithic landscape of another world. Classic clip from the 1963 four-part story 'An Unearthly Child', the very first Doctor Who story starring William Hartnell as the Doctor.

Tardis Getaway - An Unearthly Child - Doctor Who - BBC

Pursued by ancient savages, the Doctor and gang head for the Tardis. But as they disembark at their new point of arrival, the Tardis radiation detector registers 'Danger'.