Published on March 2nd, 2014 | by Drew Boynton
Don’t Miss This Doctor Who Animated Title Sequence [VIDEO]
Buried beneath the bazillions of Doctor Who videos on YouTube are a few undiscovered gems. This has to be one of them: “Doctor Who – Animated Title Sequence” by Steven Richter. Running about a minute, and set mostly to Series 5′s opening theme, the video is a snazzy animated version of Doctor Who‘s opening titles.
Richter’s titles start with a flash of the TARDIS, followed by the Doctor’s enemies, including the Daleks, Weeping Angels, a Sontaran, and a Cyberman. It then moves into a montage of simply-and-colorfully animated looks at each Doctor, leading up to Matt Smith, who then becomes his real-life self at the close of the titles. In his “about” description, Richter says this was his idea for a Doctor Who Movie opening and was made for a class project.
Well, if it was, it’s much better than anything I ever did in school!
The video has a nice throwback feel to it, yet is also modern and flashy thanks to the animation. If there were ever a reboot of The Avengers (Steed & Peel) or Blake’s 7, I could easily see something like this as the opening titles. And actually, I would have loved to have seen opening titles like this used on An Adventure in Space and Time. As much as I loved that excellent TV movie, the opening titles seemed very blah and kind of a weak attempt at honoring the original title sequence from the 1960s.