I was too little to remember much of Tom Baker (USA here) but Peter Davidson was my “current Doctor” and they explored the TARDIS frequently. I loved going through the TARDIS. I had a mental map of the place and everything. Of course it would change, and I’d change my mental map with it.
I can’t think of times where the reboot explored the TARDIS much but I really wish they would.
I remember I wasn’t happy with 5 when they shot in an organic room – I think it was old or something – and had vines growing up columns. I found that a little disturbing, imagining organic things growing in my TV, video game console and little computer (that hooked up to the TV).
I’ve warmed up to the organic interiors somewhat as “change” is definitely a theme of the show (my opinion here) but Davidson’s will always be a favorite. Oh and of course the steampunk of the secondary room with Tom Baker. That was brilliant.
NuWho is supposed to be sort of off topic, but since it was brought up in this post, I’ll say it: I got used to the current-about-to-regenerate Doctor’s TARDIS within a short few episodes because it harkened back to the clean look of the original and brought the lit column back.
It’s a compromise TARDIS interior of course but it gives me hope for the future.
I was never a big fan of HR Geiger, which the organic TARDIS’ reminded me of so I was glad to see a move away from that.
I need to rewatch that. I only saw it on first airing and I was very confused by story. I could not follow it. I don’t remember why. I recently saw a thing about it and thought, “Wait – NAZIs? they fought NAZIs?” So yeah, I have to watch it again with middle-aged eyes as my teenager eyes weren’t paying attention I guess.
I’m watching it now. Man, it’s been so long. What blows my mind is how familiar it is, even though I haven’t seen it in whatever 2017-1988 is.
I remember now: I remember being impressed at the time how they lit up the silver bow while they walked. I remember thinking “what an effective special effect — they must’ve just put reflective tape on it and flashed bright lights at it!”
and they later they had a “making-of” special.. I think it was an anniversary – and I *think* they explained that. Wow, I wonder if that’s online somewhere.
Eric Luskin ran the Doctor Who for “NJN” (New Jersey Network”). I’m from New Jersey and this was our only REAL local public television station. They were ALL about Doctor Who.
For someone in the USA watching Doctor Who in the 80s, I think I was very lucky to have been in New Jersey now.
http://gallifreybase.com/w/index.php/Special:Categories and from here you can find out the history of where and when Doctor Who was broadcast.
http://gallifreybase.com/w/index.php/Main_PageIt was invaluable to me because I was trying to figure out when I *first* started watching it. I narrowed it town to 1978-1980 on ONE TV station but got stuck.
With some help from my mother, who remembered some details I didn’t, I discovered last week that I must have been 6.5 yrs old, which explains why the memory of the early episodes is so spotty.