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Resistance is Useless was a 1992 documentary examining the history of Doctor Who through a compilation of clips from the show. The clips were linked by an anorak with a voiceover (credited as the "Voice of the Anorak"). The documentary was broadcast on the BBC, and made by the BBC's Music and Arts Department. It was directed by Archie Lauchlan.

Publisher's summary Edit

In this compilation of the Doctor's trials and tribulations over the past 26 years, prepare to enter the world of the Daleks, Cybermen, Yetis, Monoids, and the Master.[1]

Content Edit

Pre-titles/Title Sequence Edit

Clips (all sepia tinted) from The Seeds of Death, The Wheel in Space, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Invasion, The Mind Robber, Spearhead from Space, The Web of Fear, The Dæmons, Vengeance on Varos, Terror of the Autons, The War Machines, The Curse of Fenric, The Seeds of Doom, The War Games, The Moonbase, The Edge of Destruction and The Daleks.

Introduction Edit

Terror of the Autons (black & white), The Ark, Revenge of the Cybermen, The War Machines, Resurrection of the Daleks, The Power of the Daleks.

Thoughts of an Anorak Edit

Clips from The Curse of Peladon, The Mutants, An Unearthly Child, The Tenth Planet, An Unearthly Child (pilot), The Seeds of Death, The War Games, Spearhead from Space, The Three Doctors, Planet of the Spiders, The Ribos Operation and The Caves of Androzani.

Time and Relative Dimensions in Space Edit

Clips from The War Machines, Logopolis, Dragonfire, The Three Doctors, The Robots of Death, An Unearthly Child (pilot), The Ambassadors of Death, Full Circle, The Moonbase and The Romans.

Fab Gadgets Edit

Clips from The Daleks, The Daemons (black & white), The Sea Devils, The Sontaran Experiment, The Moonbase and The Ribos Operation.

Fashion Victims Edit

Clips from (set to Who's Who sung by Roberta Tovey) The War Machines, The Invasion, The Web of Fear, The Sea Devils, The Ark, The Hand of Fear, The Robots of Death, The Invasion, The Moonbase, Resurrection of the Daleks , An Unearthly Child (pilot), Dragonfire, The Brain of Morbius and The Dæmons (black & white).

Leave it to Me, Dear Edit

Clips from The Web of Fear, The Moonbase, The Sea Devils, The Invasion and The Ribos Operation.

The Brigadier's Finest Moments Edit

Clips from The Dæmons (black & white), The Three Doctors and The Invasion.

Behind the Sofa Edit

Clips from Remembrance of the Daleks, The Invasion, City of Death, Spearhead from Space, The Three Doctors and Terror of the Autons (black & white).

Effects (Special) Edit

Clips from The Daleks' Master Plan, The Trial of a Time Lord, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Moonbase, Terror of the Zygons, The Underwater Menace, The Seeds of Doom, and The Dæmons (black & white).

Death by Special Effect Edit

Clips from The Invasion, Timelash, Terror of the Autons (black & white).

Give it All You've Got Edit

Clips from The Underwater Menace, The Horns of Nimon, Time and the Rani and The Wheel in Space.

Surreal! Edit

Clips from The Daleks, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Mind Robber and The Deadly Assassin.

Doctor in Charge Edit

Clips from The Daleks, The Mind Robber, The Sea Devils, Genesis of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks, Vengeance on Varos, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Caves of Androzani and Destiny of the Daleks.

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