Published on February 14th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Take On Who

Full credit to Richard Swarbrick for his amazing Doctor Who animation, but as one YouTube user discovered, it certainly works if you change the soundtrack.

Not to any old tune of course, but one that particularly suits the style of the animation, a tune like “Take on Me” by 1980s Scandinavian pop-rock legends A-ha.

Don’t believe me? Click play above and enjoy! (Don’t forget to contrast and compare with the original.)


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

4 Responses to Take On Who

  1. avatar Ranger says:

    The original is great, but you’re right the Take On Me version is awesome! Love the animation: when I see something like that, it makes me despair that I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler!

  2. avatar Drew Boynton says:

    LOL–that’s cool!

  3. avatar krumstets says:

    That’s brilliant. Excellent. Very Impressive.

  4. avatar peacockpete says:

    I have to say, I prefer it with the original music that was put on, and the way it bleeds with the Hartnell quote makes more sense. It was also rather touching. It’s a shame the Take on Me version has probably got more hits now. It’s still a superb piece of work though.

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