I wonder which Fandom can be summoned first
can we just take a moment to appreciate this picture
Apart from the very obvious opening sequence, the first few seconds of the show were filled with mini tributes to the very first episode.
Starting with the scene itself which is an an exact replica of the first ever Doctor Who scene in ‘An Unearthly Child’ (down to the I.M. Foreman & 76 Totter’s Lane sign and the cop)
The board of the school is a reference to Ian Chesterton (first Doctor’s companion). Before meeting the Doctor he taught Science at Coal Hill Secondary School. He is also noted as the Chairman of the school.
W. Coburn - headmaster of the school - is a tribute to Anthony Coburn, the man who penned the script of the first episode.