5 Reasons to look forward to ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC Worldwide Limited)

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC Worldwide Limited)

With Doctor Who set to premiere soon in the US and abroad, it’s time to start getting excited! And boy, does Season 9 sound like one to be excited about. Peter Capaldi proved himself enormously capable of filling the Doctor’s role, leading to a memorable eighth season, and he’s obviously back this year. Though it was touch and go for a while on whether Jenna Coleman would return, she will be back to roam the universe with the Doctor as Clara. But enough about the obvious! Let’s get into the nitty-gritty. Continue reading

Is the ‘Doctor Who’ revival still the same 10 years later?

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC)

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC)

I will always remember the day I met my Doctor. I was having a really bad day, and wasn’t in the mood for doing much of anything. I came home from class, plopped on the couch, turned on the TV and just started flipping channels, staring blankly at the screen. Finally, I reached channel 101, BBC America. I stopped for a moment, recognizing the show as Doctor Who, a fan-favorite on the interwebs. I saw this strange man wearing a bowtie, lanky and wide-eyed, explaining to a frightened father and son that the child’s fear of his cupboard was legitimate. You see, during his time exploring wonders of the universe beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, the Doctor had found that monsters are, indeed, real. Continue reading

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC America)

10 Gifs or Less: Getting to Know ‘Doctor Who’

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC America)

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC America)

With the arrival of a new series and a new leading man in Doctor Who comes a fresh batch of Whovians who are simultaneously scratching their heads and grinning ear-to-ear at the madness upon which they have stumbled. First of all – welcome! Second, don’t let the fandom scare you too much (it scares me sometimes, I’ll be honest).  Jumping into a nearly 51-year-old show can feel intimidating, especially when the actors, writers, storylines and even the genres of the episodes change regularly. But never fear – a fellow Whovian is here. You’ll notice that while this show is in a constant state of transition, at its core it really is just the same software with different casing. Continue reading

Jenna Coleman as Clara and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)

The Highs and Lows of the ‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 premiere

Jenna Coleman as Clara and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)

Jenna Coleman as Clara and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC/BBC Worldwide 2014)

Doctor Who’s The Doctor isn’t a medical doctor, but let’s follow that analogy for a moment. Imagine going to a doctor you really trust and feel comfortable with. He or she gets you through the tough times, maybe rejoices with you for the good and simply knows what to do every time you visit. You have a history with him or her. Now picture how you would feel if you had to change doctors to someone you’ve never met and can’t quite yet figure out how you feel about him or her. Your first meeting is a little awkward because you can only think about how you wish you had your good, ol’ reliable doctor back. You don’t know whether or not this new doctor will treat you well and live up to your idea of doctors, notions created because of your great experiences in the past. You need time to build trust with this new person. Continue reading