47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #44: Most Far-Out Image

Welcome to Day 44 of my 47-day series about the revival version of Doctor Who (2005-present). I’ve come up with 47 topics / questions to answer, all of them basically positive and upbeat about the program. Each day (or as often as I can actually write these–so far so good!) I’ll pick one of them at random (using this convenient random number generator) and then write up an answer.

Why 47? It’s my favorite number.
Why Doctor Who? It’s my favorite show.
Why the modern day Doctor Who only? Simply because I remember it better.
Why only positive stuff? Because really, I write enough snark.

So, today, we spin the Random Number Generator, and after a long while, it lands on 45, which means today’s topic is

“Most Far-Out Image”

Thanks to the huge advancement in affordable special effects that has come since the original Doctor Who series, having lots of these is one of the distinctive marks of modern Doctor Who.  You can get some pretty amazing stuff on that screen when far-flung imagination combines with good production values, as I’m sure we all know.  My favorite is the one that I remember striking me the most strongly when I first saw it…

The Orient Express…in Space!

It was talked about in The Big Bang, but we didn’t see it until Mummy on the Orient Express.  It’s not the first time we saw something like that (remember the space-Titanic from Voyage of the Damned) but it’s the one that I found most impacting:  the sight of a old-style train…snaking its way through space, all before the opening credits.

Really, this is why I love with show.

Click here for a master list for this series.

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