Sunday, May 14, 2017
Dr. Who in ancient Rome adaptation 5
The "Doctor Who" TV show was originally created to educate children and adults about history and historical civilizations. One of the earliest ones was set in ancient Rome as you can see here. The program quickly morphed into a fantasy/science fiction adventure story. This is still from the William Hartnell era, when Who was supposed to be "educational." I didn't get to illustrate any episodes with another Doctor. My favorite is the Fourth Doctor, the brilliant Tom Baker, the one with the "chaos scarf."
Black ink on illustration board, 5 1/2" x 5", summer 1981. A note to Mike: The creatures you liked in the previous illustration were designed by the BBC, not by me. I just adapted them.