Hello everyone! Perhaps you’ve noticed, there is this thing out there called the “Internet” and its become quite popular with the kids these days. If you haven’t heard of it I would first like to ask, how are you reading this? Well anyway the Internet, if you don’t know, can do all sorts of interesting things.
It is a technological marvel sending massive amounts of digitized information at incredible speed which can be accessed by individuals all around the world. The possibles and capabilities of the internet are seemingly limitless. That being said the majority of people use it to download videos of cats and naked people (sometimes naked people with cats which it is best not to think too much about).
But it is occasionally used to produce strange and wonderful things. Things that when I stumble upon them I think “Hooray Internet!” And so this little feature was born.
Today’s “Hooray Internet!” moment is a very cool version of the original Doctor Who theme slowed down to 20 plus minutes. The result is a haunting, ghostlike soundscape that transforms an already unique piece of electronic music into an eerie alien sonic experience.
Ron Grainer originally composed the theme in 1963 but it was Delia Derbyshire from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop who realized it into the electronic masterpiece that it is. The thumping beat and electric howl of dun da dun, dun da dun, ooh wa ooh has become one of the most recognizable and iconic themes in television history. It still sounds great now 50 plus years later but it is hard to overstate how incredibly innovative at the time.
The people over at Slow Motion TV took this theme and ‘time-stretched’ it and made it something else entirely. I find it to be soothing and meditative. Very Tangerine Dream-like. But I suppose your mileage may vary depending on your tolerance for such things and level of geekdom.
But anyway…hooray Internet!
In case you are interested:
Below is the un-slowed version for comparison sake. Also the effect of the wavy, psychedelic lines is an effect called “howlround” and is produced by pointing the camera at a monitor and causing a feedback loop. It is still a very cool effect and works perfectly with the music.