The Invisible Man was a novel by H. G. Wells.
When he met the Sixth Doctor, he used kontron crystals to alter time slightly, so that his image would lag behind his physical self by a few seconds. This gave the illusion of invisibility. (TV: Timelash)
Earlier in his personal timeline, however, the Third Doctor claimed to have already done experiments with Wells so that Wells could make himself invisible. (PROSE: The Ghosts of N-Space / AUDIO: The Ghosts of N-Space)
When Commander Kaagh used his perception camouflage matrix and became invisible Lucy Skinner told Clyde Langer about this experience. She said she could see nothing but knew it was there. Clyde asked if it was like The Invisible Man and Lucy said yes. (PROSE: The Last Sontaran)
Behind the scenes Edit
- Vincent Price played Geoffrey Radcliffe in the 1940 film The Invisible Man Returns.
- In the 1959 TV version, Deborah Watling and Lisa Daniely were both regulars. Robert Beatty voiced the Invisible Man in the unaired pilot episode, while Ian Stuart Black contributed several scripts. Guest stars included Adrienne Corri, Derren Nesbitt, Peter Sallis, Patsy Smart, Edwin Richfield, Noel Coleman, Colin Gordon, John Carson, Jack Watling, Honor Blackman, Leslie Phillips, Ronald Fraser, Ralph Michael, Walter Fitzgerald, Alan Tilvern, Olaf Pooley, Patrick Troughton, Jack Melford, Robert Cawdron, Duncan Lamont, Barry Letts, William Lucas, Ewen Solon, Anton Diffring, Esmond Knight, Colin Douglas, Wolfe Morris, Reed De Rouen, Keith Pyott, Rober Rietty, André Morell, Derek Sydney, Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, John Arnatt, William Squire and Derrick Sherwin.
- A 1984 BBC TV adaptation was produced by Barry Letts and script edited by Terrance Dicks. Ron Pember, Michael Sheard, Roy Holder, John Quarmby, Anna Wing and Nigel Gregory were among the cast.
- John Hurt, Blake Ritson, Dan Starkey, Annette Badland, David Rintoul all voiced characters Big Finish Productions' adaptation of The Invisible Man.