; Date: July 3, 2018
Tags: Doctor Who
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?"
Looking back at Doctor Who Unearthly Child with Mark Gatiss et al Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, on Swap Shop in 1976