Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 23-11-2013: The Fiftieth Anniversary Dr Who Teaser

You know, life’s a git, sometimes.

It’s officially the fiftieth anniversary of Dr Who, today: something I think most science-fiction fans will have noticed.

And my landlords, Circle Housing South Anglia have STILL not fixed my building’s communal aerial.

I will give Sara Poole and Stuart Clarke — our landlords representatives to socially housed and part-buy residents in the building — for putting in a lot of effort trying to arrange the repair.

But the organisation as a whole seems to have seriously dropped the ball: especially given the fact that the scaffolders who’d initially turned up on Thursday, hadn’t been given enough scaffolding.

Either way?   Either way, I hope that the repair’s done successfully on Monday.   But feel it doesn’t necessarily make up for the loss of a public service all of us pay towards.

Anyway … onwards and upwards … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and, along with letting us know she’d loved yesterday’s video, also scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the ‘How To,’ license and video … 

Q1) 23rd November, 2013, sees the fiftieth anniversary of TV show, Dr Who.   In which year was the show first broadcast?
Q2) On which BBC channel was it first shown … ?
Q3) What’s the title of the Dr Who fiftieth anniversary special … ?
Q4) Name any of the actors playing the Doctor in the anniversary special.
Q5) Who’s the Doctor’s current companion … ?
Q6) Who was the first actor to play the Doctor … ?
Q7) Name any of the first Doctor’s three original companions.
Q8) The Daleks are due to appear in the fiftieth Anniversary Special: they  first appeared in the series, in which year … ?
Q9) Also cropping up are the Zygons: who first appeared, in Terror Of The Zygons, in which year of the 1970s … ?
Q10) Finally … Matt Smith is the current — and eleventh — Doctor.   Who is due to replace him as the Twelfth Doctor?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd November, 1963, saw the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas.   In which US state is Dallas?
A1) Texas.
Q2) That State’s Governor was injured in the attack: what was his name … ?
A2) Governor Jack Connally.
Q3) Who shot the President … ?
Q4) What was the name of the police officer the assassin also killed … ?
A4) .
Q5) In a speech in West Berlin — in July of 1963 — Kennedy famously declared himself to come from which city … ?
A5) Berlin.  (Rather than Doughnutsville, as previously suspected.)
Q6) In which year was Kennedy elected President … ?
A6) 1960.
Q7) More to the point, which US state did Kennedy represent — from 1952, until his election as President — as Senator?
Q8) Which of John F. Kennedy’s brothers died by an assassin’s bullet, in 1968 … ?
Q9) On his death, who replaced John F. Kennedy as US President … ?
A9) His Vice-President, Lyndon B. Johnson.
Q10) Finally … what was the name of the commission — put in place by   Kennedy’s replacement — tasked with investigating his death?
A10) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy: or Warren Commission.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with these thoughts from the first three Doctors …
“The moment this brilliant young producer Miss Verity Lambert started telling me about Doctor Who, I was hooked. I remember telling her, ‘This is going to run for five years.’ And look what’s happened!”
William Hartnell, 8 January 1908 – 23 April 1975.
“I believed totally in the possibilities implied in the series. I never thought of it as fantasy. Far from it.”
Patrick Troughton, 25 March 1920 – 28 March 1987.
“The tattoos were a little mistake from younger and more foolish days. I always thought it was quite amusing to have the Third Doctor, who was so pre-occupied with being the archetypal gentleman, displaying a nice big piece of arm adornment – and nobody said anything when filming, so they were seen on screen.”
Jon Pertwee, 7 July 1919 – 20 May 1996.
And with these three tunes … 

And remember: #savetheday … !

*        It was amazingly lifelike, I know that, Debbi: I think there’s a reconstruction of some of the earlier episodes on the BBC’s main site, using the actors from An Adventure In Space And Time.   Oh, and Seconds is from the Human League’s Dare album.   It’s a bit like Born In The USA, Architecture and Morality or Transformer: if you’ve got a Bruce Springsteen, OMD or Lou Reed album, it’ll be one of those.


Alys Nawawi said...

As a kid I used to find the beginning theme scary. I was such a wimp.

Nik Nak said...

It’s STILL one of the iconic bits of TV music, isn’t it, Alys … ?

I grew up up on it: and was never scared, so much: as excited … ! :D

Debbi said...

Love the videos!

1. 1963
2. BBC One
3. The Day of the Doctor
4. David Tennant, Matt Smith, and John Hurt
5. Clara Oswald
6. William Hartwell
7. Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright & Ian Chesterton
8. 1963
9. 1975
10. Peter Capaldi