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Doctor Who - Total Eclipse of the Heart

September 15th, 2013 (12:40 pm)

A look at YouTube shows that this song has been popular with 9th or 10th/Rose vidders, but back in the 1980s this was the definitive and much-cherished Doctor Who fan video interpretation, again by David Palfreyman:



Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/628051.html.

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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
ClaraEleven

Not sure about orgies - though someone has edited shots of Matt's appointment with Billie in Secret Diary of a Call Girl into a Tennant episode, at least as still pictures. Passion and pathos, though, an undoubted sign of the Who times.

Posted by: nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
Master

That must have taken an awful long time to put together! Who is the 70s hair man at 00:58?

It now takes me quite an effort to listen to the read worlds of that song without hearing those of the literal video version.

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
cyberleader

It's the environmental scientist that Jo marries.

Posted by: nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
Harriet

Ah, thank you!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Pertwee_TVAction

I'd forgotten about the literal video version, but I have seen it...

...and Jo's goodbye is a cherished Doctor Who scene, particularly for a certain generation, when admitting emotional attachment between Doctor and companion was a rare and rationed thing:

Posted by: nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
Harriet

Thank you! That is good (and I also like "work for the Valleys!").

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
UKPolitics

At this point in the programme's history the Doctor Who production office was in the words of one contributor a branch office of the Liberal Party; the novelisation of this story was written by Malcolm Hulke, a veteran Marxist, who slightly adjusted the serial's already left-leaning credentials. The human villain Stevens (as opposed to the computer or insects) is a barely-camouflaged satire on writer Robert Sloman's boss in his day job...

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
dalek

I've been waiting 20 years to see that again. Genius.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Tom

It is, isn't it? 'Forever's gonna start tonight...' as Pertwee becomes Tom B.

Posted by: Delia (chainmailmaiden)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Mail

Me too, it's so good :-)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 15th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)

Brilliant!

Posted by: Polly (jane_somebody)
Posted at: September 29th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)

That's fabulous. The literalism of some of the imagery set to the lyrics is sheer genius!