When the teachers visit her address to investigate, they encounter a police box and hear Susan's voice inside. Directed by Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield. (PROSE: Shada) Accordingly, in the alternate timeline where he died on Trenzalore, the Doctor's tomb did not contain a body (which the Doctor said would have been "boring"), but rather an embodiment of the deceased's time stream. "An Unearthly Child" is the first foray into this wonderful world that is, at this point, almost at the fifty year mark. What is going to happen to you, hmm?” – The Doctor (Episode 1: An Unearthly Child) Poor, poor Timelash. As such, they relied on them instead of other methods of travel. Lord of TimeTime LadyChronarchDominus temporisElementalWatchmakerLord TemporalHomeworlderSun Builder (TV: Genesis of the Daleks) They could also be made as small as finger rings that could be touched together to enable time travel. Melody Pond's human DNA was able to develop many of the characteristics of Time Lord DNA (such as regeneration) simply by being conceived in the Time Vortex. (TV: The War Games) Despite their attempts to keep up an appearance of being uninterested in the affairs of others, they still sent discreet missions where other Time Lords would act on their behalf. River Song claimed many were prepared to go to war to obtain even a single Time Lord cell. (TV: The Sound of Drums, Planet of the Dead, The Time Warrior, School Reunion, Human Nature, Before the Flood) In contrast, many other accounts suggested that Time Lord was a rank or a social class. (TV: The Day of the Doctor), During the War in Heaven, Gallifreyan civil servants were all equipped with a psychic tripwire to prevent them from revealing confidential information. It was split up into Chapters, each of which was identified by its distinctive colours. (PROSE: Alien Bodies) In the Post-War universe, the Onihr treated the collars, skullcaps, and robes as relics necessary to achieve mastery of time. First episode of Doctor Who. A world where the brightest and best of its young people are drawn to the xenophobic Earth United group. He is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey and he explores the universe with usually human companions who serve as audience surrogate characters to ask questions which allow the Doctor to provide relevant exposition. (AUDIO: No Place Like Home) Stories of the Shakri were told to the young ones to keep them fearful of doing anything that might get their species eliminated. Like human children, Gallifreyan children slept in cribs. (COMIC: Time Bomb!, TV: The Time Warrior, PROSE: The Crystal Bucephalus et al.) First glimpse of the TARDIS, The Doctor and, time and space travel. (TV: The Deadly Assassin) Though usually confined to this virtual world, some of the deceased Time Lords would again walk the material plane in the form of the mechanical Cloister Wraiths, (TV: Hell Bent) and although Time Lords were connected to the Matrix throughout their lives, (AUDIO: Pandora) the Time Lords also had a rite called Soul Catching, which was done to dying Time Lords before they were assimilated into the Matrix. (PROSE: The Time Lord's Story) The Eleventh Doctor physically lived for at least 1,200 years before having to regenerate, resulting in an advanced physical age. (TV: Silver Nemesis) The disciples of Omega spent four generations installing the transduction barriers around Gallifrey, which kept the planet slightly out of phase with the rest of the universe (AUDIO: Renaissance) and contained four barriers designed to stop outsiders. (PROSE: The Book of the War) The War King said that, while members of Faction Paradox were not members of the Homeworld by blood-right, they had been adopted and given the inherent advantages of all members of the Great Houses, so they were equal to even the members of the War Council. (PROSE: K9 and the Zeta Rescue), The renegade Great House of Paradox often inducted members of the lesser species into their ranks, going so far as to actually incorporate them into the House's bloodline. (TV: The Rebel Flesh) Time Lords could also be born from individual Family Looms, machines that operated on genetic banks that would weave random patterns until forming a new person. (TV: The Power of Three) They were also told fairy tales involving a mythical race known as the Toclafane. (TV: The Deadly Assassin) The subjects at the academy ranged from the study of cosmic science (TV: Terror of the Autons) to Veteran and Vintage Vehicles (TV: The Pirate Planet) to Gallifreyan flutterwings. One account claimed the Doctor departed Gallifrey after a failed revolution. (TV: Human Nature), The Time Lords developed a chemical that could turn vertebrate blood into acid, but the Doctor successfully campaigned it to be banned. (TV: Hell Bent), The Time Lords were finally wiped out by the Master, who devastated Gallifrey after learning the secret of the Timeless Child. (TV: The Doctor's Wife, Dark Water, Hell Bent, Twice Upon a Time, et al. The TARDIS was derived from the early Gallifreyan technology of the Time Scaphe. But as Susan takes drastic action to secure the pla… (TV: A Good Man Goes to War) This enabled Melody to regenerate at least twice, into Mels and River Song, before sacrificing her remaining regenerations to revive the Doctor. Those with even a cursory knowledge of the history of Doctor Who will invariably be aware that An Unearthly Child was the first Doctor Who serial ever screened on (British) television. (PROSE: The Tomorrow Windows), The existence of Romana’s third incarnation was erased by Braxiatel who changed history to stop her second regeneration, claiming to be averting a future war on her future self’s orders, and had her resign the presidency for Livia. (PROSE: Pandoric's Box, et al.) (COMIC: The Bidding War), One of the newer technology developed within the Doctor's lifetime was the Time Rings. More info from Interference and Gallifrey should be added. According to the non-narrative source, REF: Doctor Who: Starships and Spacestations, which this wiki does not count as valid, the Time Lords had little interest in creating forms of transport other than TARDISes. There, they discover a junkyard inhabited by her grandfather, sim… (PROSE: The Infinity Doctors, AUDIO: Thin Ice, Insurgency, et al.) (TV: Arc of Infinity, The Five Doctors) Finally the High Council’s cover-up of a theft from the Matrix by relocating Earth and subsequent trial of the Doctor for discovering the injustice triggered a revolution on Gallifrey. (TV: The Day of the Doctor, The End of Time), The Doctor repeatedly stated that he disliked Time Lords' hats, calling them "funny" (TV: Time Crash) and "dreadful". Forums: Index > Watercooler > An Unearthly Child AN Unearthly Child Chapter 1 On a guided tour of London, your tour is taken into a junkyard where you hear a strange humming coming from a blue box Ben Luis: What is that? Humanoid Post navigation (PROSE: Keeping up with the Joneses), Immediately after being doused with roentgen radiation, the Tenth Doctor told Martha Jones that he used to play with roentgen bricks in the nursery. Download or stream Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, two humble teachers during 1963, are surprised by a bright student named Susan Foreman. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon) This started a series of events which resulted in Gallifrey’s seemingly total destruction by the Doctor (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) though he preserved the Time Lords by downloading all their minds from the Matrix into his own mind. (TV: The Doctor's Daughter), The Time Lords were referred to by rank, as "Lords," by their sentient technology such as validium. (TV: The Time of the Doctor), Time Lords, once they had reached old age, were allowed to leave Gallifrey and retire on another planet. The chapter "Time Lord Biology" describes a Time Lord's — and not a Gallifreyan's — biological difference to humans. (PROSE: Shada), According to Missy, a Time Lord was supposed to face death by meditation: repentance, acceptance and contemplation of the absolute (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) while in an earlier incarnation, the Master commented that Time Lords should face death with dignity. Have you? (PROSE: Lungbarrow), When a Time Lord eventually died with their regenerations exhausted, they could release one last burst of regeneration energy which would see their last body vanish, leaving only the clothing they had been wearing. Main aliases: (TV: The Invasion of Time) Another sidearm used by the Time Lords was the Lord President's personal security sidearm. Doctor Who - An Unearthly Child is a UK VHS release by BBC Enterprises Ltd on 5th February 1990, and then it got re-released by BBC Worldwide Ltd on 4th September 2000. Susan explains that the object is a time and space machine called the TARDIS and the old man is her grandfather. Looms were no longer used after the Curse was lifted following President Romana's negotiations with the Sisterhood of Karn. (TV: The Five Doctors) They also appreciated art, although painting on Gallifrey was done by computer. They created and upheld the Laws of Time. Home; Rules and Regulations; Unearthly Child. One more memorable moment, The Time Lords were inhabitants of the planet Gallifrey, who were most famous for the creation and attempted monopolisation of time travel technology. (TV: World Enough and Time) Missy once explained that Time Lords were not like animals which were obsessed with sex and mating. (AUDIO: Intervention Earth), During various missions for Gallifrey, K9 Mark I was briefed by Time Lords that resembled non-Gallifreyan species. (TV: The Satan Pit) When he threatened Ra and the Ship of a Billion Years with the 59th Time Fleet, the War King said that solar engineering was one of the Great Houses' first great achievements. An Unearthly Woman was the first story of the audio anthology, The Diary of River Song: Series Six. (TV: The Tomb of the Cybermen) Handrel claimed that Time Lords could live around ten thousand years before regenerating. (PROSE: Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen) The ”last work of the ancients of Gallifrey” was the Moment, known as the “galaxy eater”; a superweapon so advanced it’s operating system became sentient, developing a conscience. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii) They had an instinctive urge to stay away from events that would always happen. A Time Lord from another civilization, the Doctor has travelled through time and space bringing thrilling cosmic adventures to millions of fans for over 25 years. Pursued by ancient savages, the Doctor and gang head for the Tardis. Playing next. This meant that they could be used as rudimentary time travel, by freezing a person inside a painting and then letting them out at the required point in time. This allowed them to assimilate their memories before they died. (PROSE: The Book of the War) The Tenth Doctor described a Time Lord as "so much more" than just biology, instead being a "sum of knowledge, a code, a shared history, [and] a shared suffering." (PROSE: Legacy) These Time Rings were small devices attached around the wrist, allowing a person to travel through time without being in a time machine. The best part for me was the first episode, An Unearthly Child. (TV: Night Terrors, PROSE: Snow White and the Seven Keys to Doomsday) There were specialised books for Gallifreyan children, including Every Gallifreyan Child's Pop-Up Book of Nasty Creatures From Other Dimensions. The two books, if read chronologically, do not maintain continuity. (PROSE: Birth of a Renegade) After the Doctor was tried and exiled, (TV: The War Games) the Time Lords‘ power was drained by Omega forcing them to rely on three incarnations of the Doctor to save them, after which they restored his freedom. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune, TV: Hell Bent), Time Lords appreciated music, as indicated by such artefacts as the Harp of Rassilon. When activated it would suck it’s target and everything in its vicinity into another universe where it would be destroyed. (AUDIO: Panacea) After curing the virus and stopping the Daleks, who had been sponsoring Free Time and created the virus to enable them to invade Gallifrey, Romana was restored as President. (TV: The End of the World, The End of Time) However, intervention by thirteen incarnations of the Doctor had actually placed the Time Lords in a pocket universe. The different colours signified the Chapter that each Time Lord belonged to: Prydonians wore robes of scarlet and orange; Arcalians wore green; Patrexes wore heliotrope; Scendeles robes changed from light pink to a darker shade of red; Dromeians wore grey, black and silver; and Ceruleans wore subdued blue colours. An Unearthly Child The Fourth Doctor once claimed "not everyone on Gallifrey [was] a Time Lord — some [didn't] want to be — and those who [did had to] go through the Academy". “An Unearthly Child” stars William Hartnell as the Doctor, Carole Ann Ford as his granddaughter Susan and her two schoolteachers, Ian Chesterton played by William Russell and Barbara Wright played by Jacqueline Hill. (AUDIO: The Ship of a Billion Years), On Gallifrey, the prophecy of the Hybrid spoke of a being who was created from "two warrior races". (PROSE: Against Nature), House Lolita had a seat on the War Council, (AUDIO: Body Politic) even though its founder and only member, Lolita, (PROSE: The Book of the War, AUDIO: The Shadow Play) was a 101-form timeship. (TV: Underworld) Their eons of stability were threatened by the rise of the Imperator, (PROSE: The Book of the War) Morbius, who was eventually exiled and finally defeated on the planet Karn. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen) After the near-extinction of the Time Lords during the Last Great Time War, these processes were in flux. (PROSE: The Book of the War), The Inner Council consisted of the three most powerful members of the High Council. (PROSE: The Three Doctors) They could live for hundreds of years before regenerating. Browse more videos. A Time Lord from another civilization, the Doctor has travelled through time and space bringing thrilling cosmic adventures to millions of fans for over 25 years. The story is four parts long, which really consists of two stories combined. One of the last of these was a war against the Great Vampires, which was so long and bloody that they turned against violence in general. But one day we shall get back. (PROSE: The Taking of Planet 5, Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen, AUDIO: Neverland) The Celestial Intervention Agency used time stations, large high-powered TARDISes, as mobile bases of command. The Time Lords held absolute power for some ten million years. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible), Time Lords were originally flexible about manipulating the outcome of certain moments in history. They had set up the Web of Time (AUDIO: Neverland) and controlled the entire Spiral Politic, up until the edge of their noosphere at the frontier in time. (PROSE: Happy Endings, AUDIO: The Grel Escape), The Hand of Omega, a stellar manipulator. (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks) Dorothy "Ace" McShane became a Time Lord after attending the Time Lord Academy. On one occasion, the Fourth Doctor was instructed to intercept the creation of the Dalek race, (TV: Genesis of the Daleks) a step which eventually led to a war between the two species. ), By the time of the Sixth Doctor, the Time Lords had reigned in "absolute power" for ten million years. Another memorable moment This was very rarely done; Chronotis was the only person known to take up the offer. Catch up on the latest series! (TV: The Ultimate Foe, PROSE: The Book of the War) During the final day of the Time War, it was claimed the Time Lords' civilisation had lived for a billion years, and they had been time travelling for ten million years. (PROSE: Christmas on a Rational Planet, The Book of the War), Other sources suggested that the ability for a Time Lord to regenerate came from evolution caused by exposure to the Vortex through the Untempered Schism. The multidimensional game of Perigosto, played with a ball and a specialised Perigosto stick, was also a favourite, as was a complicated board game called Sepulchasm. The plan – to watch all of Doctor Who in order from An Unearthly Child onwards. An Unearthly Child Written by Anthony Coburn Story 1 | Season 01. (TV: The Magician's Apprentice) The Twelfth Doctor admitted he had a "man crush" on the Master back during their academy days because of how wonderful he was. Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child (4 episodes, s01e01-e04, 1963) In short: I'm glad the show got better. (TV: Terror of the Autons), Time Lords had some control over their own deaths, some would elect a specific "Death-Day," which would allow them time to read their will to their family in their ancestral home, to die after a time of contemplation and acceptance, and then to have their mind transferred to the Matrix. This novelisation was written some eighteen years after the publication of the novelisation of The Daleks, published as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks. (TV: Hell Bent), Since River Song was conceived on board the Doctor's TARDIS while it was travelling through the Time Vortex, she possessed certain genetic characteristics of a Time Lady, which were brought to the fore by experimentation by the Church. An Unearthly Child - season 01 - 1963 The War Games - season 06 - 1969 Spearhead from Space - season 07 - 1970 School Reunion - series 02 - 2006. Webber, David Whitaker, Terry Nation: Movies & TV (PROSE: Of the City of the Saved..., Against Nature) Some Time Tots were loomed. However, it was unclear if this augmented lifespan was a result of her Time Lord DNA or if it was something that River had acquired over her lifetime by other means. The 43-page document covers the Time Lord in the 23-minute episode, An Unearthly Child - Doctor Who and the Tribe of Gum, that aired on the BBC on November 23, … (PROSE: The Man in the Velvet Mask), Time Lords received the symbiotic nuclei after initiation, which allowed them to safely use TARDISes and regenerate. The Gallifreyans subjected to its terrifying effects would react differently: "Some would be inspired, some would run away, and some would go mad." (PROSE: Damaged Goods), One of the major institutions of the Time Lords was the Time Lord Academy. In the middle of it all stands a single teacher, Barbara Wright. 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