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FYI on BBC America

L a n
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Make no mistake, for all that the early years of Doctor Who occasionally look a little less sophisticated than the show does now, for all that the stories sometimes take their time to be told and perhaps betray the technology with which they were made, the only reason there is a Doctor Who to talk about today is down to William Hartnell’s portrayal of the First Doctor.

Back then, of course, he was just the Doctor. A flinty old man with a sharp tongue and the demeanor of an eccentric scientist that had been standing too close to dangerous chemicals for too long, but an unmistakeable zest for new experiences. Kind eyes too, and a propensity to call people “my boy” or “child” in a patrician, affectionate manner. Whatever situation the First Doctor finds himself in, whether faced with this new peril called a Dalek or being shrunk to a tiny size, he’s always the root of authority in the room. And sometimes this causes him more trouble than it’s worth.

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