November 21st, 2008

all doctors - i'll explain later

OOC: Regarding released archived documents...

The BBC has recently released archived documents by Sydney Newman surrounding the creation of Doctor Who, including a few of the "secrets" of the Doctor and how the characters were supposed to originally act and draw in the audience.

Personally, the best bit I found was that Barbara's name was originally supposed to be Lola. I think you know what's coming.

AT THE TARDIS (THE DOCTOR'S TARDIS!)

Her name was Barbara, she was a teacher
With a beehive for her hair and her dress cut up to there
She would be nosy and follow Susan
To the junkyard on Totter's Lane, she brought Ian tall and plain
They drove in Ian's car, watched Susan from afar
And when they got in they found a policebox
And went to the stars!

In the TARDIS! The Doctor's TARDIS!
It looks like a policebox but isn't!
(Time!) In the TARDIS! (Space!) The Doctor's TARDIS!
Try to go one place, you'll end up in E-Space
In the TARDIS!

His name was Alydon, he was from Skaro
He punched Ian in the face, went on to save the Thal race
And he wore leather, flirted with Barbara
But when the time came to split, Barbara wasn't having it
Alydon said "Stay with me," but Barbara chose to flee
And off she went into the TARDIS
On to episode three!

In the TARDIS! The Doctor's TARDIS!
It looks like a policebox but isn't!
(Time!) In the TARDIS! (Space!) The Doctor's TARDIS!
Try to go one place, you'll end up in E-Space
In the TARDIS! They went to Rome

((Intermezzo))

Her name was Barbara, she was a teacher
But that was in 1963 (year of the death of Kennedy)
Now she's in Mexico, saving some Aztecs
Saying sacrifice isn't fair, lots of feathers in her hair!
"History is mine!" She thinks it'll be fine!
But the Doctor, he knows better!
"No, not one line!"

In the TARDIS! The Doctor's TARDIS!
It looks like a policebox but isn't!
(Time!) In the TARDIS! (Space!) The Doctor's TARDIS!
Try to go one place, vanish without a trace!
In the TARDIS!

Don't change the past...