I’m a big fan of sound effects albums, and also a giant Doctor Who nerd, so this find was particularly joyous for me! It has 30 tracks, some 3 or 4 minutes, while others are mere seconds. This record will transport you to a universe where every alien has a British accent, every turn ends up in an abandoned quarry, and where each machine hums and pulsates with Moog-ish rhythms. The humming and pulsating is what is caught best on this record,
For example, The Mandragora Helix. I can’t exactly remember what it was, but this is what it sounded like.
The Daleks’ Control Room is another exercise in pulsating electronic noises. The Daleks are salt-shaker-shaped robots who are the self-proclaimed “superior beings of the universe,” for all you non-Doctor Who fans out there. If I had to listen to this sound all day, I’d surrender my planet to them in an instant just to make it stop!
I remember this episode: the Zygons were a race of brownish creatures covered with suction cups. The inside of their ship was filled with controls that looked like dried up rubber cement globs with Christmas lights inside. Here’s what it sounded like:
The last one is a collection of sounds: the TARDIS observation screen is lowered, the TARDIS doors open, a sonic screwdriver, a fission gun from the Ark in Space, the Tesh gun from The Face of Evil, and finally a Gallifreyan staser gun:
The album’s liner notes give a helpful tip:
Time-Lord Note: A source of jelly-babies is recommended to complete the illusion of time travel.
Nice. Now where, I ask with all due respect and humility, is Myrna March?
The main thing about the Daleks that scared me when I was a kid, was their aggressive rasping voices combined with that
pulsing hum of their life support systems, which in earlier episodes was always in side their spacecrafts. I have always wondered what device was used to create this creepy atmospheric sound. Back when I was a boy in the mid 1960′s, my mums washing machine scared seven bales out of me as it was very like the Daleks background effect. I used to hide in the wardrobe thinking that they would show up!
David Tennant is good at playing the Doctor. There would have been another person that would have been brilliant at the role and that would be Ed Tudor-Pole, who has done the Crystal Maze game show.He has the zany personality and manic eyes that would portray his fear of any dangerous monstrosities that he may bump into on escapades in the Tardis.Ah well, what’s done is done, so the saying goes.
Re: Myrna March: A BILLION BLESSINGS UPON YOU! THANKS!
Now I know that I wasn’t the only one who put a tape recorder up to the TV when the Doctor was on. Wow!
I do like David Tennant tho I haven’t watched many. Tom Baker is the only Doctor for me, I think.
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can you try to get the introduction music please then send to my account. thank you :-)
oh by the way i dont understand the music that on this website
dr who seris is ova :(
Hey thanks for the great clips!
illlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the sounds
the sounds are apsoultley mint oh and matt smith the new doctor is a complete arshole
Sound are kinda staticy and poppy it must have came off an old dusty LP. Had do a lot of clean up on them.
new doctor is going to be great. Micheal I think you are the arshole
Dusty LPs are the whole point of this blog!
Oh thank you, this is so ehhrr, UNPLEASANT!! I have them all playing together… SWOOOOOOOONNNNN
I actually have the 45 of the original theme song!
Wow. Thank you so much for posting this. I have this LP in storage about 5,000 miles from where I live now and haven’t heard it for probably 20 years!
Geek that I am, as a kid I used to turn off all the lights in the living room (where the stereo was hooked up) and play the “TARDIS in flight” track and pretend I was on board the TARDIS…
I have a sound effects blog, and I have a class assignment for college to write an article for it about how the production and distribution of sound effects has changed over the years. If someone could just send me the answers to a few short questions, I would really appreciate it. The project is due on Monday, so the sooner the better.
1. Tell me a bit about yourself and your blog/company.
2. How have you seen sound effects production/creation change over the past few years, and what do you think about it?
3. How has the distribution of sound effects changed over the years, and what do you think about it?
Thank you much! I appreciate your response.
I am probably being terribly cheeky, but I have a copy of this for sale if anyone is interested.
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