Daily Archives: November 19, 2008

Doctor Who’s on First

The BBC Archive has just released a collection of documents and images from around the time of the creation of Doctor Who. They’re really rather interesting, if you like that kind of thing; the original concept and background notes, a Radio Times preview and audience reactions (“a police box with flashing beacon travelling through interstellar space – what claptrap!”). Also, from 1962 and 63, two reports looking at the whole idea of science fiction drama on the BBC.

It reminded me of a couple of other recent posts about “gaming archaeology” for Origin Systems and MUD; like the BBC, some things may have been lost over time, but others are being preserved for the future. So long as the Bonekickers team don’t turn up and set fire to everything.