It’s not long until you realise that, having watched An Unearthly Child again on the exact same day as it originally transmitted fifty years ago, that you can do the exact same thing with every single episode of the Classic Series, which is what Whopix is doing.
I’m currently re-watching the show’s first year, week by week like they did originally back in the day. Nowadays, as soon as you get the DVD in the player you watch those B&W serials in one sitting, if you can sit through them all the way to the end, that is. So, as an experiment, I’m watching them a week at a time, just to see what it might have been like back in the day. And yes, I do watch them at the same TX time of 5.15.
Tonight’s episode, after three tedious weeks of cavemen, is a belter.
Exactly fifty years ago today, “The Dead Planet”, the very first episode to feature the Daleks, sort of, TX’d and gave us the first classic cliffhanger as Babs get menaced by a sink plunger.
Why not join in yourself and re-watch Hartnell a week at a time, it’ll certainly keep us going until Capaldi makes his debut proper next Autumn!
Alternatively, don’t forget you can still download my two-part Fan Edit of The Daleks!