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"Doctor Who Sampler: The First Doctor" is consists of two pieces of media. The first piece is a half-hour examination of William Hartnell's run as the very first incarnation of The Doctor. The second piece of this collection consists of all four portions of "An Unearthly Child," the very first Doctor Who story, which aired back in the year 1963. Due to the age of these particular episodes, all of the footage of "An Unearthly Child" is in black and white, rather than in full color. When aired together, the story totals out to 96 minutes and 47 seconds long.

1 Season, 5 Episodes
January 27, 2013
Fantasy, Science Fiction
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  • Kal has been banished from the tribe and Ian is making fire for Za in the hope that he will be grateful and allow them to return to the TARDIS.

  • The time travelers manage to escape the tribe but their path to the TARDIS through the forest holds dangers of its own. Meanwhile, Kal attempts to take advantage of events.

  • With 1963 London left behind, the teachers are amazed to find themselves on prehistoric Earth and are taken captive by a tribe of cavemen who are searching for the secret of fire.

  • School teachers Ian and Barbara follow their student, Susan Foreman, back to her home which is just an old junk yard. There they meet an old man and suspect him of abducting Susan.

  • The First Doctor, played by William Hartnell, introduced viewers to an incredible show that is still popular 50 years later. The Doctor's revisited looks in detail at this citizen of the universe, to find out what makes this doctor so unique. We take a look at his time machine the TARDIS, meet his companions and finally confront his most famous foes, the Daleks.

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