Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Doctor Who Archives Released by the BBC!

Starting today, the BBC has made available the original documents from the creation of Doctor Who in 1963, a fascinating look at how the show began.  The original concept by C.E. Webber, called "The Troubleshooters," was about a team of scientific experts looking into strange phenomena.  This is more like Torchwood, Fringe or The X-Files today.  Webber cites Sherlock Holmes as an inspiration, which is also similar to medical detective show House, M.D.  Eventually the show became Doctor Who, as described in the original Radio Times listing for November 23, 1963, the adventures of a "mysterious exile from another world and a distant future." Doctor Who has captivated viewers from all over the world for 45 years, and has a bright future ahead.

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