If you`re going to go to all the trouble and expense of making a specialist prop or costume, it makes economic sense to hang onto it and re-use it again in another show. Here are a few examples of how you can make your Classic Who budget stretch that little bit further…
Almost everyone know how the troopers` helmets from Earthshock were re-used in Trial of a Timelord…
But here`s one you may not have spotted –
in The Sun Makers, look at the thing the Doctor is resting his chessboard on.
Does it look familiar?
It should, `cos it looks like he nicked it from the Sandminer in The Robots of Death as a souvenir!
But it`s not just props that can get recycled, it can be sets too, or at least parts of them. For instance, there`s this one door that turns up in three different Hartnell stories, one of them as part of the Tardis!