Oh ho! You thought we’d finished with the mobile phones of Doctor Who series? We’ve done all of New Who – but what about Classic Who?
I wasn’t able to find any episodes of Who where the Doctor uses a mobile – but I found the next best thing… adverts!
New Zealand Telecom
In 1985, Jon Pertwee was the face of New Zealand Telecom. In a series of adverts he explains fibre optics, multi-room phones, and mobiles!
Blimey! They don’t make them like that any more! What is that phone?
In his last appearance before his death, Pertwee plays a doctor in this X-Files inspired advert.
Let’s take a closer look:
Hard to see, but the phone buttons aren’t circular – the there’s an offset top button. I think this is the Motorola 6200.
In the 1980s, The Doctor and Romana appears in a series of adverts for Prime Computers. Sadly, they don’t feature any phones.
But there’s a phone in this advert.
I’m instantly reminded of Saved By The Bell’s Zack Morris!
The 9 function buttons at the bottom – the top right of which is red – leads us to the Motorola DynaTAC range – possiblly the 8000 or the 8900X.
Well, I think that just about wraps it up for this series of very silly blog posts! Thank you for following along – and if you spot any that you think I’ve missed, drop me a comment.