50 years of Doctor Who in 50 screengrabs
As its fiftieth anniversary year draws to a close, Andrew serves up a visual guide to Doctor Who, told in 50 screengrabs...
26. Four to Doomsday
The Fifth Doctor, interfering with monopticons, before he went hands free.
Adric is dead.
28. Warriors of the Deep
Almost the entire guest cast is dead.
29. The Caves of Androzani
Almost the entire guest cast is dead. Again. This time, however, the Doctor's friend is not going to die.
30. The Trial of a Timelord – Mindwarp
Colin Baker's Cliffhanger Masterclass (one from the twenty-one available).
31. The Trial of a Timelord - Terror of the Vervoids
How can you say 'no' that face?
32. Delta and the Bannermen
The Two Sides to the Seventh Doctor #1 – brooding melancholy.
33. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
The Two Sides to the Seventh Doctor #2 – Genocide? What genocide? I couldn't hear any genocide over the sound of the massive explosion I just caused.
'Where to now Ace?'
'Yes. The TARDIS.'
35. The TV Movie/Doctor Who
Everything in this image is utterly joyous.
36. The End of Time Part Two
Either some godlike beings have been careless with their frisbees, or something's gone really terribly wrong.
The Three Stages of Eccles #1 – morbid aloofness.
The Three Stages of Eccles #2 – pure radge.
39. The Parting of the Ways
The Three Stages of Eccles #3 – recovery and acceptance.
40. School Reunion
Just in case this fails to move you, in a minute K9 turns up, and he's wagging his tail.
41. Army of Ghosts
The Shipping Forecast: Earth to Void; variable, occasional weeping.
If you show this image to anyone who you've just shown The Daemons and The Deadly Assassin to and they don't immediately want to watch Utopia, there is also something wrong.
43. Journey's End
David Tennant without any clothes on, pulling a funny face (70% atypical). It's so sexy the TARDIS has caught fire.
44. Journey's End
One of the bits everyone remembers from Journey's End, as the TARDIS crew of the past four series celebrate saving the day together. Ten minutes later the Doctor ends the episode in his ship, totally alone.
45. The End of Time Part Two
Bernard Cribbins Sadness Porn: You will cry because Bernard Cribbins is crying, and Bernard Cribbins is lovely.
46. The End of Time Part Two
And a new man walks away (like a drunken giraffe)...
47. The Big Bang
The Doctor tells Amelia Pond a bedtime story, as under Steven Moffat Doctor Who becomes a contemporary fairy tale.
48. Day of the Moon
The Pond family and Canton Everett Delaware III look out over Lake Silencio, as the huge great spoiler goes on its final journey.
49. The Crimson Horror
The Paternoster Gang, Clara, and the Doctor look on at the final moments of Mr Sweet.
50. The Name of the Doctor
Steven Moffat couldn't have set the internet more aflame if he'd recast Paul McGann as the Rani.
Originally, this was fifty screengrabs, but that's the thing about Doctor Who, it keeps happening. Because it wouldn't be Doctor Who if things didn't change, here are some surprise additions to our line-up:
The Day of the Doctor
The Day of the Doctor
“I'm only a humble curator.”
The Time Of The Doctor airs on Christmas Day at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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