What Did You Think of Doctor Who An Unearthly Child?

What Did You Think of An Unearthly Child?

Schoolteachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton become intrigued by one of their pupils, Susan Foreman, and visit her home address – a junkyard at 76 Totter’s Lane – where they meet her grandfather, the Doctor.

The Doctor and Susan are aliens who travel through time and space in their ship, the TARDIS, which looks like an ordinary police box but actually houses a huge gleaming control room. The TARDIS takes them all to a Palaeolithic landscape where they encounter a tribe that has lost the secret of fire.

Last updated: November 23rd, 2013 | 24 comments

24 Responses to :
What Did You Think of Doctor Who An Unearthly Child?

  1. Posted by: stephen taylor Reply

    December 2nd, 2013 - 1:07pm

    brilliant…william hartnell is the doctor..why not show every available episode 1963-1989 on BBC3/BBC4 at 7pm now?

    • Posted by: Steve Jarvis

      January 2nd, 2014 - 5:13pm

      Can you make it 7:30 as I have TLA fairly long journey to/from work and I would hate to miss any.

  2. Posted by: DOCTOR WHO ONE Reply

    November 24th, 2013 - 7:06am

    I watched it at the exact time it began 50 years on, 5:15pm, on DVD !!!!!!! :D

    • Posted by: Nathanwho

      November 30th, 2013 - 2:54pm

      but what about the day of the doctor???

    • Posted by: Chas

      December 2nd, 2013 - 4:30am

      Simply awesome, right from the beginning!

    • Posted by: 100000BC

      December 2nd, 2013 - 12:33pm

      Well I watched it at the exact time it began, 5:16pm on VHS which is probably closer to the original quality!

  3. Posted by: The 13th Doctor Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:45pm

    I reckon it’ll run for 26 years before being defeated by it’s terrible arch nemesis… michael grade
    It’ll have a controversial T.V movie and return in 2005 more appreciated than ever before…

    But that’s just a thought

    • Posted by: Booboo Jr

      November 24th, 2013 - 8:05am

      Who knows, that may just happen!

    • Posted by: BUY Me

      January 14th, 2014 - 8:53pm

      more appropriate geuss 26 years 1 week and 6 days

  4. Posted by: Dalek the Supreme Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:57pm

    It was a great episode, not perfect, but it was a great start to a great show.

  5. Posted by: pug dalek Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 10:18pm

    I see it it lasting for 50 years

    • Posted by: pug tardis

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:20pm

      Opps my name dalek?

    • Posted by: pug dalek

      November 23rd, 2013 - 10:22pm

      Put the name dalek in doctor who piz

    • Posted by: greyzinychimp

      November 24th, 2013 - 8:17pm


  6. Posted by: #savetheday Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 7:14pm

    Seeing this compared to AAISAT, I think that it was really good.

    I like the way how in AAISAT the actors (David Bradley etc….) used the same words in the same style as in this.

    • Posted by: Johnny

      November 25th, 2013 - 11:54am

      That’s the whole point of “AAIS&T” – recreating what happened in 1963 right down to the recording of “AUC”.

  7. Posted by: AlphaOmega Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 6:27pm

    A good start to the legacy of the blue box…

  8. Posted by: im no longer not going to be here Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 6:20pm

    well that was magnificent what

  9. Posted by: CaroK9 Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 6:01pm

    Watched An Unearthly Child when first shown, watched it again. Incidentally, have watched Dr Who throughout, in all regenerations…..Think that sums up how good it was and still is!! Not too sure about Dr Who brandishing the flint knife though!

  10. Posted by: will Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 5:57pm

    not surprised that doctor who gone so long because
    Its a great first episode

    • Posted by: will

      November 23rd, 2013 - 5:58pm

      p.s William grumpy Hartwell

  11. Posted by: Sea Devil Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 5:47pm

    Jolly Good show

  12. Posted by: Anthony Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 5:45pm

    Very good but the windows were the wrong size for a police box

    I Heard there are going to be Daylarks in it soon

  13. Posted by: William Hartnelly Reply

    November 23rd, 2013 - 5:43pm

    What did they think they were doing with this show? It won’t make it past the first serial, let alone the first series!

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