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The 1960s were referred to by the Eleventh Doctor and the DJ of Tranquil Repose as the Swinging Sixties. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth, TV: Revelation of the Daleks) The Doctor associated "miniskirts, Telstars, Fireball XL5, flower power and Woodstock" with this decade. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth) Ace believed it had no "street cred". (TV: Remembrance of the Daleks)
Minor events[edit | edit source]
In the 1960s, Dr Fendelman was working on missile guidance systems, observing a "sonic shadow" during one test launch which lead to his time scanner experiments in the 1970s. (TV: Image of the Fendahl)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Doctor Who debuted in 1963, with William Hartnell as the the original Doctor in "An Unearthly Child". Patrick Troughton succeeded him in 1966 as the Second Doctor in the closing moments of The Tenth Planet, and took over the role definitively in The Power of the Daleks, the story that followed.
- The second Doctor Who story, The Daleks introduced the creatures of the same name. Dalekmania swept Great Britain. The Daleks, who eclipsed the Doctor himself in popularity, would return several times during the '60s. The second-most popular Doctor Who monster race, the Cybermen, debuted in 1966's The Tenth Planet.
- The first Doctor Who tie-in book, David Whitaker's Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks was released. It adapted The Daleks in novel form.
- Two theatrical films starring Peter Cushing as "Dr. Who" were released: Dr. Who and the Daleks (based on The Daleks) and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. based on The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
- In 1964, The Klepton Parasites, the first Doctor Who comic, appeared in TV Comic. Doctor Who comics would, in one form or another, continue into the present.
- Patrick Troughton's run as the Doctor was concluded with The War Games in 1969. That year, Jon Pertwee was cast and began filming as the Third Doctor, though his first season would not be broadcast until 1970.