The unaired pilot episode for An Unearthly Child is so dark and unsettling that it seems to have been trying to set the stage for a fundamentally different show. Not to mention dr. who is so thoroughly unlikable in the unaired pilot I did a double take, thinking isn’t this how you introduce an antagonist? gosh every time I rewatch it I get shocked by this all over again

Yes and I’m not sure how close the TV movie “An Adventure in Space and Time” to actual events but watching that unaired pilot I can see why Bill Hartnell would have had problems with the Doctor’s portrayal there (where he said something to Verity about him being too grouchy and asking “Where’s the twinkle?”).


Where can I find it?

I’m not sure if it’s up on Dailymotion or anything like that, but you can find it on the Blu-Ray version of “An Adventure in Space and Time.” There’s an extra disc that has the whole “An Unearthly Child” serial on it, along with the unaired pilot. Not sure if any other DVD sets have it, but it’s definitely on that one.

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