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Have you done anything to assess the situation instead. I salt nothing would. It's not easy you know that stuff is and I'll tell you. Uh Time Bridge. I see a breach fall a crossing right so do dating and crush take me many so I was. I was watching the three doctors. Whatever Day it was? An after a jared jared was working late and he came home and I was like on the last episode. And he's like now. Why like it's the three doctors? They're only two and why is the first doctor. Only end the screen and explain to him. Well William Hartnell was was was old. His health wasn't doing so well so they he. He was in a limited role the they were lucky. They got as much as they did. Yeah yeah well. What's funny is? This is celebrated as the Tenth Anniversary Serie Special. This didn't air in it. At least in start airing in the tenth anniversary a year. 'cause it should it would have been nineteen seventy-three this actually started airing in December late December. Nineteen seventy two. So it's a it's a four four parter so it went from thirtieth of December. Seventy two to the twenty January nineteen seventy-three so it helped lead into the ten th anniversary year but unlike other later anniversary specials did not air in like November of whatever whatever year would have been appropriate math wise but yes At this point William Hartnell was was older. His memory was not very good so he was not able to remember line which he was very good at remembering lines anyway when he was the doctor But at this point he got really bad because like when they contacted him he was totally down for it he was like yeah absolutely you know. Sign me up. I will be there with my doctor outfit on. I'm totally totally in like Flynn and his wife actually had to go to you. The powers that be and be late yen. Bill can't do this like you caught him on on one of his better days. Yeah Yeah and so yeah so how will well at least they caught him as much as they did. Yeah so he did come in The stuff that you see other than the shots of when of him in the garden which actually was was shot at his house All the other stuff was filmed at the BBC's Ealing Studios They did do promotional photos at his home along the shot at him and the garden. So because there's a there's a bit of under urban legend that it was like all shot his house. Yeah I'm hearing something. Like it was all shot his garage or something. Now now the urban legend which I mean I'm going to skip ahead a little bit if you've watched Adventure in space and time and you know. That's yeah I mean. Obviously IT'S A. It's a fictionalized account of the origins of Doctor. Who but one thing they did? It seems it seems to be pretty well known is just how much Hartnell loved the show. How much he didn't WANNA quit? And it's just his health kind of forced him to you in the end and so just the fact that he was able to participate in that small amount In the in the anniversary special I think it you probably meant a lot to him even though you know he was just not able to do as much as I'm sure he probably wanted to. So I even as I was watching it and you can and kind of tell that when he's doing his lines that he's like you know maybe reading them off a cue card or something. Yeah yeah it also seems it's like it's like the twinkle still. They're like Yeah I love. I love watching the first doctor. I know he kinda gets derided. His old grumpy. And he was hard to work with and Blah Blah Blah. But I don't know just there's there's just there's just kind of sparkle in in him and in his stories and you know people who have it. Maybe maybe haven't watched any first doctor. I just would encourage you to go back. And look out for some of those gems. 'cause he was he was Susan. He Susan's grandfather father. But he's kind of a grandfather to to all his companions even the ones are maybe they didn't get along off offscreen so well but you know oh my life happens and it's unfortunate that it did but you know he was he was. He seemed to be a sweetheart. It has this and this and I don't think this was intentional. But with this anniversary special they kind kind of set a precedent for pretty much every subsequent anniversary special so far to one be a multi doctor story. Sorry for the most part and two involves expanding on the war and history that we we know of the time lords fray and the doctor and the doctor's history because this story involves Omega which is One of the founders of time Lord Society was actually the one that Figured out how how to do time travel So even though it does take place in a rock corey for which if you read the novelization apparently rationalize why they're why they're seemingly in Iraq Corey The rationale in the novelization is that at that point Omega. Heh as it's explained somewhat in the story Omega is that where where he's living is exist out of his sheer will and When he first created it it was a a more lush landscape but since he's grown weary over time using the mental effort? It's now been like all the greenery greenery and everything that would have been there has gone and now it's just dirt dirt rocks at. That's why they were able to use you know it's it's fitting that they did. I mean we're we're we're doctor. Who Be without the BBC rock quarry? Yes I and of course we get because goose's during the Ryan of the third doctor so it's you know at this point he's still earthbound but so he's working with unit so we get the brigadier and the reader being this is actually the brigadier seeing inside of the targets for the first time in this in the south of milestones. In this one I think about it so it's it's just fun. The banter between Gene Trautmann and Pertwee is hilarious and apparently they enjoyed it so much that they continue to Beyond their times it's like when they meet up conventions they were always like making fun of each other. Oh Man Oh nice away but yeah that would have been something to see so yeah rock quarries and a lot of puzzle wrap seemingly seemingly because it seems like Omegas like once you get inside his like like the castle wherever is he simply like covered in bubble. Wrap this for Beijing. Read at least they painted. It made an effort. It's just it's not just the ASS. Well there's some good lines in this one Some points. 'cause the brigadier's having trouble wrapping his mind around regeneration even at this point ain't even though the doctor is the second doctor he's mad but he one point he's like as long as he gets the job done done the job he can wear. Whatever FAC- likes own I I love? I love the bit where you know The third Doctor Joe of spirited off to to due to the antimatter universe in the doctors. They're trying to fix things in the brigadier comes and he's like you're gonNA come and talk to Geneva and explain things to Mike. You're going to have the second doctor show up. Try to explain this. Oh my gosh I wanted. I mean that doesn't actually happen happen because you know the the story takes precedent. But I'm just like Oh Brigadier. I Adore you at news all about rules and procedure. And it's just it's always been a good contrast between whatever doctor incarnation and I could. I could see if that did happen. I could just see Patrick. Shout Clean Clean the recorder or to Michael Indiana. Where's my recorder? Have you seen. It thinks he was looking for the whole time. It takes Jamie light a kids. Possibly I mean Jaime J. in his day was a professional piper. Her stop with that is probably offending. His Scott. Sensibilities is going to be any instrumentation. It's going to be pipes. Yup Go by so ciders later. Nineteen seventy eight words. Who is the fifteenth anniversary if Dr Hugh but there was not a special because at the time they were smack DAB in the middle of the key to time arc Ark and On the twenty fifth of November. Seventy eight androids of Tara actually aired So instead of a long run a running program on the BBC called nationwide ran a tribute tributes and Tom Baker appeared on hand in coster so I've not been able to find that to watch it. The one link. That's in the article. If you click on it says it's not available in the country in police Erica. So it's been quashed by the BBC rats. Anybody can find a link to it on someplace else so that we can see it. That would be awesome tended to acid- feedback. Yeah 'cause even find a lot of stuff on youtube but every now and the people you'll click on a bill like no the be your. Yeah this is not allowed to be played in your country or if you could find it on video or one of those other lesser known video hosting things. Yeah and if anyone's curious If you go backwards for what would be. The show's fifth anniversary which was sixty eight eight They're actually wasn't episode. That aired on November twenty third nine hundred sixty eight is the fourth episode of the invasion But unfortunately bad episode no longer exists in its original form. There isn't animated reconstruction on the DVD. I remember rate. I'll have to go back and look at my DVD. That one might be the one where the Cyberman finally show up at the end. Yes yes yep it will be correct. Moving ahead choosy twenty third of November nineteen eighty three. So at this point ain't I was like nine months old. No idea eh this thing. We have the twentieth anniversary special five doctors or which which is what it's called but technically it's the five ish doctors because now we have At this point. This is stirring up. Peter Davidson's run so we've had five incarnations of the doctor but Tom Baker bowed out and declined to appear so they ended up using some unused footage from Shahdeh album. Everybody's seen that footage footage from China now because I of Sada we have So we're just so so can't economically. We're just going to pretend that the force Dr got plucked out in the middle of adventure was shot as he was stuck and then he got sent back in shot continued as it went so yes in yes which is how they waved hand waved away. Kyle like what they did with the three doctors why Hartnell never appeared in the same room with the other two is the they were trying to Pluck the first and second doctors out of time stream to help the third doctor but I got stuck in time Eddie. So they've always been able to handle it away when a doctor's not like able to physically is a clear up here So but yeah in this case. A did some degree poker with unused footage for Tom. Baker's makers doctor at this point William Hartnell had been gone for almost a decade actually passing seventy five so the Richard Hurndall was brought in to act in the first doctor's first place which I will be honest back when I first got into doctor who and was binging anything and everything could get my hands on and therefore is not necessarily retaining things just because I was watching so much in such a short time frame name I did not realize it was a different actor? Doctor I mean hindsight now it's very the obvious. Yeah I mean heard all. He looks like if he had been the first doctor from the very beginning. Totally would work but it did not occur to me that this is not the same actor seem previously but in my defense I bad with faces..