With almost every frame flooded by the past, present and future of Doctor Who, last Saturday’s 50th anniversary trailer practically exterminated the internet.
Now that the hysterical freeze-framing has died down, however, the BBC has decided to give fans a glimpse of how they managed to bring the past to life with such a swish, stylised flourish. Check out the intriguing behind the scenes shots below.
Back where it all began…
A peek at a replica of the opening shot of Doctor Who’s first episode, An Unearthly Child. Inside the scrapyard where the Tardis was parked you can see a camera and a room packed with classic props.
A classic Cyberman, having just disposed of a Dalek, attempts to erase all of the crew’s hard work.
Who look familiar…
A look-a-like of the late first Doctor William Hartnell gets ready to be shot from the back. The trailer employed the work of various stand-ins to fool fans into thinking time travel was possible after all.
An actor playing Tom Baker’s fourth Doctor gets ready for a shot. According to reports, his scarf was a 24ft version which was knitted especially for the trailer.
I’m a Time Lord, get me out of here!
Colin Baker – let’s just pretend that it’s Colin Baker – poses dramatically for the trailer’s final swoop.