Gunfight-at-the-OK-Corral

On this day, October 26, in 1881 in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, at about 3:00 pm local time, there was a Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A 30-second shootout between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys.

It is generally regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a long-simmering feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side and town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, Special Policeman Wyatt Earp, and temporary policeman Doc Holliday on the other side. 

All three Earp brothers had been the target of repeated death threats made by the Cowboys, who objected to the Earps’ interference in their illegal activities. Billy Clanton and both McLaury brothers were killed. Ike Clanton claimed that he was unarmed and ran from the fight, along with Billy Claiborne. Virgil, Morgan, and Doc Holliday were wounded, but Wyatt Earp was unharmed. The shootout has come to represent a period of the American Old West when the frontier was virtually an open range for outlaws, largely unopposed by law enforcement officers who were spread thin over vast territories. 

“Tombstone” (1993): cowboys and gay subtext

Disclaimer: I wrote this text long time ago, when we first heard the title of the episode, and we knew perfectly nothing about the plot - I just somehow never got to posting it. Back then I never DREAMED that we will be getting Cas and Dean roleplaying Texas rangers, and running around in cowboy hats. (What a time to be alive!) Anyway, I hope this little rant about how “Tombstone” (1993) is relevant to tomorrow’s episode will still be fun to read.

Disclaimer 2: I do not equal effeminate/weak bodied/flamboyant = gay, just different from the surroundings in the context of this movie. At the same time, the movie uses cheap stereotypes to characterize their characters in subtext.  It is 1990s, and this is not good, but it happened back then.


File it under the “Things I do because of my “Supernatural” obsession”: I watch and read stuff I hadn’t expected to before I started watching the show - you know, like a 1993 western telling the story of the legendary gunman Wyatt Earp and his two brothers, hunting and killing some Old West gang of outlaws in a frontier town.

Nevertheless, I did watch it, and now I will write about it because I am painfully aware that episode 13x06 is called “Tombstone”, that it has a western theme, and that it’s an episode by the writer who gave us “Stuck in the Middle with You” (12x12). It is therefore quite possible that the source material is relevant to the final product - plus with Tarantino being a western buff, it all connects nicely.

I will not speculate about the actual episode since we have almost nothing to go on at the moment - besides a few pictures from which we can gather a couple of facts:

  • The boys are most probably in Dodge City at some point (we saw pictures from the set saying “Dodge City” on one of the buildings). The city is about 3,5 hour drive from Lebanon - where the bunker is - and it was here Wyatt Earp was the sheriff before he moved to Tombstone. It also is “the cowboy capital of the US” because of it being the main city on the old “cattle trail”, famous for its cow markets and for its gunfights. We saw Dodge City on the show once before when Krissy’s dad was attacked in “Adventures in Babysitting”, but otherwise this is the first time we visit it,
  • We also know that at some point we will visit a cowboy-themed motel.

[While all of this gives us no story hints whatsoever, I think it’s safe to assume that the keywords for the episode are “cowboys” and “western”. Since Davy Perez’ most noteworthy episode last year was Tarantino themed, I am not remotely surprised this season for him is “westerns” (he is also bringing us the train heist episode later this season - yes, please.)]

I can, however, present the movie “Tombstone” that may or may not have something to do with the final episode (we’ll see). As I am aware that not everyone is as dedicated (read: bored and obsessed) as me to check out every pop culture reference on the show, I decided to share my newly aquired wisdom with the class.

Ok, so the story. The movie tells a (rather idealized) version of the shootout that occured in the frontier town of Tombstone, Arizona, between Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp (plus their friend, Doc Holliday) and the gang of outlaws who called themselves “the Cowboys” - known as the gunfight at OK Corral. I will talk just about the movie here (since the historical truth is a little different, and a compare-and-contrast historical analysis is not what we need right now).

So, Wyatt Earp got famous being the marshall of Dodge City, while also being a pacifist and trying to avoid starting conflicts as much as possible. Tombstone was supposed to be his retirement - he wanted to settle down, finally having his family around, and earn some money for a comfortable and silent life. He came to Tombstone together with his two brothers and their wives; upon arrival, he found out that his best friend, Doc Holliday, also ended up in the town, searching for his luck and trying to cure his TB - an illness that will later kill him at the age of 35. 

We meet Wyatt Earp when he has people closest to his heart right around him, and is very content with his life. He is also very adamant to leave the past and the fame behind, and start a completely new chapter in Arizona. The Earp brothers find out very quickly, however, that Tombstone is very far from the sleepy abode the name might suggest. The town is full of colourful characters - gamblers, gunslingers, preachers, prostitutes, outlaws etc. And of course there is a conflict boiling just below the surface.

Unwillingly, one by one the Earp party is pulled back into being the law officers again, and into the bloody frontier war.

SPOILERS AHEAD (you know, if you wanna watch the movie yourself)

So many themes here that remind me of SPN!

  • We have a duty bound man who meets a maverick and outgoing woman. She offers him excitement and adventures, and of course he falls for her, but doesn’t let himself have what he wants because of his mission, his situation (he was married at the time), and the need to act honourably. He is, however, perfectly aware of his feelings and that a part of this behaviour is fear of following his heart because he had never done this before in his life;
  • It takes a death of his closest friend to realize life is too short, and he should go for what he wants, which he does;
  • Before this, however, he follows the murder of one of his brothers by going on a shooting spree, and killing every bad guy he can find until they all are eradicated,
  • There is also so much gay subtext between two of the characters that the movie is always mentioned when “gay westerns before Brokeback Mountain” are discussed.

“Tombstone” as a lesson in gay subtext:

It is never mentioned in the movie that Billy Zane and Jason Priestley’s characters are gay. Yet, it is so obvious from the way they are portrayed that even people who are not used to reading subtext are perfectly aware the two characters are most probably lovers.

The characterization

The first thing we notice is the look of the characters. The two man are both dressed in a way that differenciates them from the enviroment around them - Billy Zane’s Fabian is completely different from the masculine world of the Old West, with his soft hair, boyish good looks, clean shaven face, and elaborate outfits.

Jason Priestley’s Billy is more in accordance with the tough world of Tombstone - he is the deputy sheriff after all, and can be tough when needed - but still, in his time off he is portrayed as soft, effeminate, especially while contrasted with the criminals he usually runs with. His outfit is not too different from everyone else’s, but he is the only person to wear a bowtie (everyone else wears neckties or bandanas) and spectacles. He is portrayed as a slightly weaker and more vulnerable person.

Exposition in relation to other characters

The two characters sexuality is shown, not talked about, especially through the kind of interractions they have with other people.

We meet Fabian when he steps out of a carriage, all confident, flamboyant, well-groomed and witty. His person awakens the reaction in the manly-men of the West, which is shown by Morgan Earp asking the local sheriff “What kind of town is this?” (at which point Wyatt shushes him, as if he said something offensive). 

To hammer the point home, Fabian is an actor who travels with a gorgeous woman, but obviously has no sexual interest in her - they are best buddies who ogle the Earps together, and comment on their attractiveness.

As for Billy, we meet him when he arrives at the theatre to see the actors’ performance, and right away he is shown bullied by the Cowboys. The quips obviously refer to his sexuality (“Hey, sister boy, gimme some!”). He doesn’t try to shoot them down, just tries to avoid being touched. Quickly he is “saved” by the leader of the gang, and seated beside him. Shortly afterwards the camera shows us the difference between the Cowboys and the deputy sheriff’s approach to Fabian onstage (mocking vs in awe).

Later, during a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, Billy grabs Fabian in the saloon, and cordially invites him to his table. This is the last time we see the two men together, alive.

Fast forward to the end of the movie: Billy is riding around with the Cowboys while Wyatt Earp runs around, shooting everything he can find. The outlaws stop a carriage and find the actress and Fabian in the back: the actor is dead, shot by the Cowboys. Everything here happens completely beside the dialogue and the rest of the scene. Billy watches dead Fabian while the actress holds her dead friend, and angrily discusses the war with the leader of the gang.

(Just for your viewing pleasure, I created THIS GIFSET of the scene)

It is never said out loud that Bily and Fabian are lovers. It is still pretty damn obvious. It is perfectly clear from the way they are presented, their interactions with other characters, and the (very limited) onscreen interactions with each other.

“Tombstone” is a cowboy movie that takes a step towards the actual reality of the Wild West, and makes it almost textual. Homosexuality was a natural part of the cowboy lifestyle - it was after all a society full of men, where the men to women ratio was around 8:1. Everyone had needs, not everyone had money, and love and sexual encounters between men were as common as in any other, similar enviroment. There is a reason why the uber-masculine cowboy stereotype is one of the main figures in American gay iconology - think everything from “Midnight Cowboy” to The Village People and “Brokeback Mountain”.

Why Davy Perez chose to call his episode after the kettle-market town in Arizona, but also after the movie with such a strong gay subtext?

WE MAY NEVER KNOW!

Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957). Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

It’s not exactly a secret that I don’t love westerns, and this is certainly not one of the better ones out there, even if it does boast an excellent cast in Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. The film centres on the real-life gunfight at the OKA Corral, but does little to tell a compelling story with it’s shallow interpretation of the real life characters. It’s not badly paced though, and the cast does the best it can with the weak script. 6/10.

This is a reference to Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer. Twain wrote Sawyer in 1876, and Huckleberry Finn was a sidekick left to do the dirty work. The gunfight at the OK Corral took place in 1881, and Twain wrote Huckberry Finn in 1884. At the time, a huckleberry was common slang for a pallbearer, a sidekick, and specifically, it was the man assigned to make sure a grave was properly dug. In other words, Doc is saying, “I’ll carry you to your grave, because I’ve already dug it.”

Presently, Val Kilmer is doing a one-man production of Mark Twain off Broadway. 

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October 26th 1881: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

On this day in 1881 the famous ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ took place in Tombstone, Arizona at around 3pm. The fight was between the outlaw cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike & Billy Clanton and Frank & Tom McLaury and lawmen Virgil, Morgan & Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Billy Clanton and the McLaurys were killed in the fight, but the other outlaws escaped. The event has become symbolic of the Wild West and was the feature of a 1957 film starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

Ragnar may have met his fate on “Vikings,” but History is staying in business with Travis Fimmel, the man who played him.

Fimmel is teaming up with the network to develop a scripted anthology series that tells the stories of Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history. The actor, who brought the idea to the network and A+E Studios, wrote the first episode and will executive produce and star as Wyatt Earp.

The series’ first installment will focus on Earp, from his days in Dodge City and his relationships with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson, to the real story of what happened during the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral.

“Travis is a remarkable actor and we’re honored to continue our relationship with him after his recent magnetic performance on ‘Vikings’,” said Arturo Interian, History’s SVP of scripted programming. “Just as Travis brought a completely fresh and unexpected approach to his character Ragnar Lothbrok, this would be an unconventional portrayal of Earp like you’ve never seen. We intend to capture the violent spirit of the great Sergio Leone films through telling the true story of criminal turned lawman.”

“I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates people’s transgressions and the scandalous journey into infamy,” said Fimmel. “I wanted to re-examine stories people think they know without the rose-colored glasses of Hollywood and let the audience decide for themselves if people like Wyatt Earp were sinners or victims of life circumstances.”

The as-yet-untitled project hails from A+E Studios, along with Atlas Entertainment and Imperative Entertainment. Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will also serve as executive producers.

Fimmel is repped by Management 360, Paradigm and AJ Brandenstein of Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Source: variety.com

Mark me, Graham McTavish will be in an episode, sounds like the perfect vehicle for one of the busiest actors on the planet.

Docotr Who (Classic) Masterpost

Season 1

1st Doctor

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (01 - An Unearthly Child)

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (02 - The Cave of Skulls)

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (03 - The Forest of Fear)

1x01 - An Unearthly Child (04 - The Firemaker)

1x02 - The Daleks (01 - The Dead Planet)

1x02 - The Daleks (02 - The Survivors)

1x02 - The Daleks (03 - The Escape)

1x02 - The Daleks (04 - The Ambush)

1x02 - The Daleks (05 - The Expedition)

1x02 - The Daleks (06 - The Ordeal)

1x02 - The Daleks (07 - The Rescue)

1x03 - The Edge of Destruction (01 - The Edge of Destruction)

1x03 - The Edge of Destruction (02 - The Brink of Disaster)

1x04 - Marco Polo (01 - The Roof of the World) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (02 - Five Hundred Eyes) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (03 - The Singing Sands) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (04 - The Wall of Lies) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (05 - Rider from Shang-Tu) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (06 - Mighty Kublai Khan) (reconstruction)

1x04 - Marco Polo (07 - Assassin at Peking) (reconstruction)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (01 - The Sea of Death)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (02 - The Velvet Web)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (03 - The Screaming Jungle)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (04 - The Snows of Terror)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (05 - Sentence of Death)

1x05 - The Keys of Marinus (06 - The Keys of Marinus)

1x06 - The Aztecs (01 - The Temple of Evil)

1x06 - The Aztecs (02 - The Warriors of Death)

1x06 - The Aztecs (03 - The Bride of Sacrifice)

1x06 - The Aztecs (04 - The Day of Darkness)

1x07 - The Sensorites (01 - Strangers in Space)

1x07 - The Sensorites (02 - The Unwilling Warriors)

1x07 - The Sensorites (03 - Hidden Danger)

1x07 - The Sensorites (04 - A Race Against Time)

1x07 - The Sensorites (05 - Kidnap)

1x07 - The Sensorites (06 - A Desperate Venture)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (01 - A Land of Fear)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (02 - Guests of Madame Guillotine)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (03 - A Change of Identity)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (04 - The Tyrant of France) (reconstruction)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (05 - A Bargain of Necessity) (reconstruction)

1x08 - The Reign of Terror (06 - Prisoners of Conciergerie)

Season 2

1st Doctor (cont.)

2x01 - Planet of Giants (01 - Planet of Giants)

2x01 - Planet of Giants (02 - Dangerous Journey)

2x01 - Planet of Giants (03 - Crisis)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (01 - World’s End)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (02 - The Daleks)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (03 - Day of Reckoning)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (04 - The End of Tomorrow)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (05 - The Waking Ally)

2x02 - The Dalek Invasion of Earth (06 - Flashpoint)

2x03 - The Rescue (01 - The Powerful Enemy)

2x03 - The Rescue (02 - Desperate Measures)

2x04 - The Romans (01 - The Slave Traders)

2x04 - The Romans (02 - All Roads Lead to Rome)

2x04 - The Romans (03 - Conspiracy)

2x04 - The Romans (04 - Inferno)

2x05 - The Web Planet (01 - The Web Planet)

2x05 - The Web Planet (02 - The Zarbi)

2x05 - The Web Planet (03 - Escape to Danger)

2x05 - The Web Planet (04 - Crater of Needles)

2x05 - The Web Planet (05 - Invasion)

2x05 - The Web Planet (06 - The Centre)

2x06 - The Crusade (01 - The Lion)

2x06 - The Crusade (02 - The Knight of Jaffa) (reconstruction)

2x06 - The Crusade (03 - The Wheel of Fortune)

2x06 - The Crusade (04 - The Warlords) (reconstruction)

2x07 - The Space Museum (01 - The Space Museum)

2x07 - The Space Museum (02 - The Dimensions of Time)

2x07 - The Space Museum (03 - The Search)

2x07 - The Space Museum (04 - The Final Phase)

2x08 - The Chase (01 - The Executioners)

2x08 - The Chase (02 - The Death of Time)

2x08 - The Chase (03 - Flight Through Eternity)

2x08 - The Chase (04 - Journey into Terror)

2x08 - The Chase (05 - The Death of Doctor Who)

2x08 - The Chase (06 - The Planet of Decision)

2x09 - The Time Meddler (01 - The Watcher)

2x09 - The Time Meddler (02 - The Meddling Monk)

2x09 - The Time Meddler (03 - A Battle of Wits) 

2x09 - The Time Meddler (04 - Checkmate)

Season 3

1st Doctor (cont.)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (00 - Introduction) (non-episode)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (01 - Four Hundred Dawns) (reconstruction)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (02 - Trap of Steel) (reconstruction)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (03 - Airlock) (reconstruction)

3x01 - Galaxy 4 (04 - The Exploding Planet) (reconstruction)

3x02 - Mission to the Unknown (01 - Mission to the Unknown) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (01 -Temple of Secrets) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (02 - Small Prophet, Quick Return) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (03 - Death of a Spy) (reconstruction)

3x03 - The Myth Makers (04 - Horse of Destruction) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (01 - The Nightmare Begins) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (02 - Day of Armageddon)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (03 - Devil’s Planet) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (04 - The Traitors) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (05 - Counter Plot)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (06 - Coronas of the Sun) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (07 - The Feast of Steven) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (08 - Volcano) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (09 - Golden Death) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (10 - Escape Switch)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (11 - The Abandoned Planet) (reconstruction)

3x04 - The Daleks’ Master Plan (12 - Destruction of Time) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (01 - War of God) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (02 - The Sea Beggar) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (03 - Priest of Death) (reconstruction)

3x05 - The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve (04 - Bell of Doom) (reconstruction)

3x06 - The Ark (01 - The Steel Sky)

3x06 - The Ark (02 - The Plague)

3x06 - The Ark (03 - The Return)

3x06 - The Ark (04 - The Bomb)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (01 - The Celestial Toyroom) (reconstruction)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (02 - The Hall of Dolls) (reconstruction)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (03 - The Dancing Floor) (reconstruction)

3x07 - The Celestial Toymaker (04 - The Final Test) (reconstruction)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (01 - A Holiday for the Doctor)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (02 - Don’t Shoot the Pianist)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (03 - Johnny Ringo)

3x08 - The Gunfighters (04 - The OK Corral)

3x09 - The Savages (01) (reconstruction)

3x09 - The Savages (02) (reconstruction)

3x09 - The Savages (03) (reconstruction)

3x09 - The Savages (04) (reconstruction)

3x10 - The War Machines (01)

3x10 - The War Machines (02)

3x10 - The War Machines (03)

3x10 - The War Machines (04)

Season 4

1st Doctor (cont.)

4x01 - The Smugglers (01) (reconstruction)

4x01 - The Smugglers (02) (reconstruction)

4x01 - The Smugglers (03) (reconstruction)

4x01 - The Smugglers (04) (reconstruction)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (01)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (02)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (03)

4x02 - The Tenth Planet (04) (reconstruction)

2nd Doctor

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (01) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (02) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (03) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (04) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (05) (reconstruction)

4x03 - The Power of the Daleks (06) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (01) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (02) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (03) (reconstruction)

4x04 - The Highlanders (04) (reconstruction)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (01) (reconstruction)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (02) (reconstruction)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (03)

4x05 - The Underwater Menace (04) (reconstruction)

4x06 - The Moonbase (01) (reconstruction)

4x06 - The Moonbase (02)

4x06 - The Moonbase (03) (reconstruction)

4x06 - The Moonbase (04)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (01) (reconstruction)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (02) (reconstruction)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (03) (reconstruction)

4x07 - The Macra Terror (04) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (01)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (02) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (03)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (04) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (05) (reconstruction)

4x08 - The Faceless Ones (06) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (01) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (02)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (03) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (04) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (05) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (06) (reconstruction)

4x09 - The Evil of the Daleks (07) (reconstruction)

Season 5

2nd Doctor (cont.)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (01)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (02)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (03)

5x01 - The Tomb of the Cybermen (04)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (01) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (02)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (03) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (04) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (05) (reconstruction)

5x02 - The Abominable Snowmen (06) (reconstruction)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (01)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (02) (reconstruction)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (03)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (04)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (05)

5x03 - The Ice Warriors (06) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (01) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (02) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (03)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (04) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (05) (reconstruction)

5x04 - The Enemy of the World (06) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (01)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (02) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (03) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (04) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (05) (reconstruction)

5x05 - The Web of Fear (06) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (01) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (02) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (03) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (04) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (05) (reconstruction)

5x06 - Fury from the Deep (06) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (01) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (02) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (03)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (04) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (05) (reconstruction)

5x07 - The Wheel in Space (06)

Season 6

2nd Doctor (cont.)

6x01 - The Dominators (01)

6x01 - The Dominators (02)

6x01 - The Dominators (03)

6x01 - The Dominators (04)

6x01 - The Dominators (05)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (01)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (02)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (03)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (04)

6x02 - The Mind Robber (05)

6x03 - The Invasion (00 - Introduction) (non-episode)

6x03 - The Invasion (01) (reconstruction)

6x03 - The Invasion (02)

6x03 - The Invasion (03)

6x03 - The Invasion (04) (reconstruction)

6x03 - The Invasion (05)

6x03 - The Invasion (06)

6x03 - The Invasion (07)

6x03 - The Invasion (08)

6x03 - The Invasion (00 - End Supplement) (non-episode)

6x04 - The Krotons (01)

6x04 - The Krotons (02)

6x04 - The Krotons (03)

6x04 - The Krotons (04)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (01)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (02)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (03)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (04)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (05)

6x05 - The Seeds of Death (06)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (01) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (02)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (03) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (04) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (05) (reconstruction)

6x06 - The Space Pirates (06) (reconstruction)

6x07 - The War Games (01)

6x07 - The War Games (02)

6x07 - The War Games (03)

6x07 - The War Games (04)

6x07 - The War Games (05)

6x07 - The War Games (06)

6x07 - The War Games (07)

6x07 - The War Games (08)

6x07 - The War Games (09)

6x07 - The War Games (10)

Season 7

3rd Doctor

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (01)

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (02)

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (03)

7x01 - Spearhead From Space (04)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (01)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (02)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (03)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (04)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (05)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (06)

7x02 - Doctor Who and the Silurians (07)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (01)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (02)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (03)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (04)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (05)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (06)

7x03 - The Ambassadors of Death (07)

7x04 - Inferno (01)

7x04 - Inferno (02)

7x04 - Inferno (03)

7x04 - Inferno (04)

7x04 - Inferno (05)

7x04 - Inferno (06)

7x04 - Inferno (07)

Season 8

3rd Doctor (cont.)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (01)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (02)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (03)

8x01 - Terror of the Autons (04)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (01)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (02)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (03)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (04)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (05)

8x02 - The Mind of Evil (06)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (01)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (02)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (03)

8x03 - The Claws of Axos (04)

8x04 - Colony in Space (01)

8x04 - Colony in Space (02)

8x04 - Colony in Space (03)

8x04 - Colony in Space (04)

8x04 - Colony in Space (05)

8x04 - Colony in Space (06)

8x05 - The Dæmons (01)

8x05 - The Dæmons (02)

8x05 - The Dæmons (03)

8x05 - The Dæmons (04)

8x05 - The Dæmons (05)

Season 9

3rd Doctor (cont.)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (01)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (02)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (03)

9x01 - Day of the Daleks (04)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (01)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (02)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (03)

9x02 - The Curse of Peladon (04)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (01)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (02)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (03)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (04)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (05)

9x03 - The Sea Devils (06)

9x04 - The Mutants (01)

9x04 - The Mutants (02)

9x04 - The Mutants (03)

9x04 - The Mutants (04)

9x04 - The Mutants (05)

9x04 - The Mutants (06)

9x05 - The Time Monster (01)

9x05 - The Time Monster (02)

9x05 - The Time Monster (03)

9x05 - The Time Monster (04)

9x05 - The Time Monster (05)

9x05 - The Time Monster (06)

Season 10

3rd Doctor (cont.)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (01)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (02)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (03)

10x01 - The Three Doctors (04)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (01)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (02)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (03)

10x02 - Carnival of Monsters (04)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (01)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (02)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (03)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (04)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (05)

10x03 - Frontier in Space (06)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (01)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (02)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (03)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (04)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (05)

10x04 - Planet of the Daleks (06)

10x05 - The Green Death (01)

10x05 - The Green Death (02)

10x05 - The Green Death (03)

10x05 - The Green Death (04)

10x05 - The Green Death (05)

10x05 - The Green Death (06)

Season 11

3rd Doctor (cont.)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (01)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (02)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (03)

11x01 - The Time Warrior (04)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (01)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (02)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (03)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (04)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (05)

11x02 - Invasion of the Dinosaurs (06)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (01)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (02)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (03)

11x03 - Death to the Daleks (04)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (01)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (02)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (03)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (04)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (05)

11x04 - The Monster of Peladon (06)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (01)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (02)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (03)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (04)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (05)

11x05 - Planet of the Spiders (06)

Season 12

4th Doctor

12x01 - Robot (01)

12x01 - Robot (02)

12x01 - Robot (03)

12x01 - Robot (04)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (01)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (02)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (03)

12x02 - The Ark in Space (04)

12x03 - The Sontaran Experiment (01)

12x03 - The Sontaran Experiment (02)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (01)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (02)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (03)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (04)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (05)

12x04 - Genesis of the Daleks (06)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (01)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (02)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (03)

12x05 - Revenge of the Cybermen (04)

Season 13

4th Doctor (cont.)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (01)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (02)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (03)

13x01 - Terror of the Zygons (04)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (01)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (02)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (03)

13x02 - Planet of Evil (04)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (01)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (02)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (03)

13x03 - Pyramids of Mars (04)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (01)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (02)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (03)

13x04 - The Android Invasion (04)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (01)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (02)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (03)

13x05 - The Brain of Morbius (04)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (01)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (02)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (03)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (04)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (05)

13x06 - The Seeds of Doom (06)

Season 14

4th Doctor (cont.)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (01)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (02)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (03)

14x01 - The Masque of Mandragora (04)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (01)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (02)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (03)

14x02 - The Hand of Fear (04)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (01)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (02)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (03)

14x03 - The Deadly Assassin (04)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (01)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (02)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (03)

14x04 - The Face of Evil (04)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (01)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (02)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (03)

14x05 - The Robots of Death (04)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (01)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (02)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (03)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (04)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (05)

14x06 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang (06)

Season 15

4th Doctor (cont.)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (01)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (02)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (03)

15x01 - Horror of Fang Rock (04)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (01)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (02)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (03)

15x02 - The Invisible Enemy (04)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (01)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (02)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (03)

15x03 - Image of the Fendahl (04)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (01)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (02)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (03)

15x04 - The Sun Makers (04)

15x05 - Underworld (01)

15x05 - Underworld (02)

15x05 - Underworld (03)

15x05 - Underworld (04)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (01)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (02)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (03)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (04)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (05)

15x06 - The Invasion of Time (06)

Season 16

4th Doctor (cont.)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (01)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (02)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (03)

16x01 - The Ribos Operation (04)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (01)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (02)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (03)

16x02 - The Pirate Planet (04)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (01)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (02)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (03)

16x03 - The Stones of Blood (04)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (01)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (02)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (03)

16x04 - The Androids of Tara (04)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (01)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (02)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (03)

16x05 - The Power of Kroll (04)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (01)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (02)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (03)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (04)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (05)

16x06 - The Armageddon Factor (06)

Season 17

4th Doctor (cont.)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (01)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (02)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (03)

17x01 - Destiny of the Daleks (04)

17x02 - City of Death (01)

17x02 - City of Death (02)

17x02 - City of Death (03)

17x02 - City of Death (04)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (01)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (02)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (03)

17x03 - The Creature from the Pit (04)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (01)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (02)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (03)

17x04 - Nightmare of Eden (04)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (01)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (02)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (03)

17x05 - Horns of Nimon (04)

17x06 - Shada (01)

17x06 - Shada (02)

17x06 - Shada (03)

17x06 - Shada (04)

17x06 - Shada (05)

17x06 - Shada (06)

Season 18

4th Doctor (cont.)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (01)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (02)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (03)

18x01 - The Leisure Hive (04)

18x02 - Meglos (01)

18x02 - Meglos (02)

18x02 - Meglos (03)

18x02 - Meglos (04)

18x03 - Full Circle (01)

18x03 - Full Circle (02)

18x03 - Full Circle (03)

18x03 - Full Circle (04)

18x04 - State of Decay (01)

18x04 - State of Decay (02)

18x04 - State of Decay (03)

18x04 - State of Decay (04)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (01)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (02)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (03)

18x05 - Warriors’ Gate (04)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (01)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (02)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (03)

18x06 - The Keeper of Traken (04)

18x07 - Logopolis (01)

18x07 - Logopolis (02)

18x07 - Logopolis (03)

18x07 - Logopolis (04)

Season 19

5th Doctor

19x01 - Castrovalva (01)

19x01 - Castrovalva (02)

19x01 - Castrovalva (03)

19x01 - Castrovalva (04)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (01)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (02)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (03)

19x02 - Four to Doomsday (04)

19x03 - Kinda (01)

19x03 - Kinda (02)

19x03 - Kinda (03)

19x03 - Kinda (04)

19x04 - The Visitation (01)

19x04 - The Visitation (02)

19x04 - The Visitation (03)

19x04 - The Visitation (04)

19x05 - Black Orchid (01)

19x05 - Black Orchid (02)

19x06 - Earthshock (01)

19x06 - Earthshock (02)

19x06 - Earthshock (03)

19x06 - Earthshock (04)

19x07 - Time-Flight (01)

19x07 - Time-Flight (02)

19x07 - Time-Flight (03)

19x07 - Time-Flight (04)

Season 20

5th Doctor (cont.)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (01)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (02)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (03)

20x01 - Arc of Infinity (04)

20x02 - Snakedance (01)

20x02 - Snakedance (02)

20x02 - Snakedance (03)

20x02 - Snakedance (04)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (01)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (02)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (03)

20x03 - Mawdryn Undead (04)

20x04 - Terminus (01)

20x04 - Terminus (02)

20x04 - Terminus (03)

20x04 - Terminus (04)

20x05 - Enlightenment (01)

20x05 - Enlightenment (02)

20x05 - Enlightenment (03)

20x05 - Enlightenment (04)

20x06 - The King’s Demons (01)

20x06 - The King’s Demons (02)

20x07 - The Five Doctors (20th Anniversary Special)

Season 21

5th Doctor (cont.)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (01)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (02)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (03)

21x01 - Warriors of the Deep (04)

21x02 - The Awakening (01)

21x02 - The Awakening (02)

21x03 - Frontios (01)

21x03 - Frontios (02)

21x03 - Frontios (03)

21x03 - Frontios (04)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (01)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (02)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (03)

21x04 - Resurrection of the Daleks (04)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (01)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (02)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (03)

21x05 - Planet of Fire (04)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (01)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (02)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (03)

21x06 - Caves of Androzani (04)

6th Doctor

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (01)

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (02)

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (03)

21x07 - The Twin Dilemma (04)

Season 22

6th Doctor (cont.)

22x01 - Attack of The Cybermen (01)

22x01 - Attack of The Cybermen (02)

22x02 - Vengeance on Varos (01)

22x02 - Vengeance on Varos (02)

22x03 - Mark of the Rani (01)

22x03 - Mark of the Rani (02)

22x04 - The Two Doctors (01)

22x04 - The Two Doctors (02)

22x04 - The Two Doctors (03)

22x05 - Timelash (01)

22x05 - Timelash (02)

22x06 - Revelation of the Daleks (01)

22x06 - Revelation of the Daleks (02)

Season 23

6th Doctor (cont.)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (01) - The Mysterious Planet (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (02) - The Mysterious Planet (02)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (03) - The Mysterious Planet (03)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (04) - The Mysterious Planet (04)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (05) - Mindwarp (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (06) - Mindwarp (02)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (07) - Mindwarp (03)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (08) - Mindwarp (04)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (09) - Terror of the Vervoids (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (10) - Terror of the Vervoids (02)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (11) - Terror of the Vervoids (03)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (12) - Terror of the Vervoids (04)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (13) - The Ultimate Foe (01)

23x01 - The Trial of a Time Lord (14) - The Ultimate Foe (02)

Season 24

7th Doctor

24x01 - Time and the Rani (01)

24x01 - Time and the Rani (02)

24x01 - Time and the Rani (03)

24x01 - Time and the Rani (04)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (01)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (02)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (03)

24x02 - Paradise Towers (04)

24x03 - Delta and the Bannermen (01)

24x03 - Delta and the Bannermen (02)

24x03 - Delta and the Bannermen (03)

24x04 - Dragonfire (01)

24x04 - Dragonfire (02)

24x04 - Dragonfire (03)

Season 25

7th Doctor (cont.)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (01)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (02)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (03)

25x01 - Remembrance of the Daleks (04)

25x02 - The Happiness Patrol (01)

25x02 - The Happiness Patrol (02)

25x02 - The Happiness Patrol (03)

25x03 - Silver Nemesis (01)

25x03 - Silver Nemesis (02)

25x03 - Silver Nemesis (03)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (01)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (02)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (03)

25x04 - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (04)

Season 26

7th Doctor (cont.)

26x01 - Battlefield (01)

26x01 - Battlefield (02)

26x01 - Battlefield (03)

26x01 - Battlefield (04)

26x02 - Ghost Light (01)

26x02 - Ghost Light (02)

26x02 - Ghost Light (03)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (01)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (02)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (03)

26x03 - The Curse of Fenric (04)

26x04 - Survival (01)

26x04 - Survival (02)

26x04 - Survival (03)

Lay under a Christmas tree
blinking at the lights

Fast
then slow
gaping white
floating in the darkness

milk glistens on the counter
warming into blindness
hands unfold and fold

nested dark spots bloom
slowly
taking flight

From this happy quiet
I oftentimes wonder
what happened to everything?

The gunfight at the OK Corral
The old shopping mall they tore down
where did it all go?
those bright flashing people