Published on August 22nd, 2014 | by Joe Siegler
Doctor Who History Compilation 1963-2014
A couple of years ago I saw a video on YouTube which detailed every Doctor Who story out there. Chap by the name of Babelcolour put that together, and I enjoyed the heck out of his video. Was a lot of fun. Like most Doctor Who fans, I thought “I can do that”, so I decided to do one of my own.
Today I finally finished off my last edit of the video, which goes all the way up to Deep Breath, which airs Saturday night on BBC1. No, I didn’t use the leak, I used the trailer for footage.
This is now the third edit of the video. The original one ended on December 25th, 2010 when A Christmas Carol was the then newest episode. My second update ran through The Snowmen on December 25th, 2012. This current update brings it up to speed with Peter Capaldi.
Put simply, this video is a compilation sequence where I picked a clip from every episode of Doctor Who, as well as a few other things (like some prequels). The hardest part of the entire process was actually picking all the clips. You’d think it would be easy, but as you work on it, you have to realize that you need some clip that is indicative of what is going on in that episode. There were a handful where I picked a clip that wasn’t 100% relevant (and I noted that in the text during the video, that it was “for” someone). Or it just happened to be a clip I thought was funny, or one I liked personally. It was my video, so what the heck? Also, the one thing I didn’t care for with Babelcolour’s video is that he restricted himself to like a second or two for every story. I didn’t care for that, I wanted to go longer if I felt like I liked the clip or I just wanted to.
Then you had to extract out all the clips from the various episodes, and assemble them all somewhere, put ‘em into the video editor, create titles, work on volume levels (with so many video sources, volume levels were a real problem), and then make numerous passes for quality check, etc, etc, etc.. A lot of time was spent on this, and I’m quite happy with the way the overall product turned out, even if Doctors 4 & 11 crashed my video editor a few times from so many clips!
On previous versions of my video, some have thought I made odd choices for specific clips and episodes. IF you have a question about any of the clips, lay it on me, I’d love to hear some feedback. They’re all here. From Hartnell to Capaldi, and including John Hurt (and both sides of his regeneration), Peter Cushing, etc. Every companion in the entire show’s run makes an appearance somewhere, and if you aren’t current with Doctor Who episodes, you might not want to watch the entire thing, as I assume you’ve seen all of this, I make no attempt to hide spoilers here.
So grab some popcorn, and check out this video. The entire thing is 1:05:06 – longer than most Doctor Who episodes themselves. I had a lot of fun putting it together, I hope you enjoy it.