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
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
With the newest Doctor – Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor – primed to hit our screens later this month, now is as good a time as any to look at what the previous three Doctors in the revived Doctor Who have been up to since leaving the show. Continue reading
If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, you are probably eagerly anticipating the 50th Anniversary of the show coming up in November. At this year’s New York Comic Con, a panel was put together of bloggers, comic artists, and other Doctor Who experts, including Nicholas Briggs, Jason Haigh-Ellery and former “Doctor” Colin Baker, specifically to discuss the show’s upcoming milestone. Continue reading
The finale of Doctor Who’s seventh season, “The Name of the Doctor,” answered many of the questions viewers had been asking themselves throughout the season (such as, “How does Clara, the Doctor’s companion, exist even though she’s died several times, and why doesn’t she remember her previous lives?”) and raised just as many new questions.
The episode opens on Clara Oswald, the Doctor’s current companion, narrating about how she was born to save the Doctor while we see her meeting and interacting with the Doctor’s many different regenerations. Continue reading
I am relatively new to Who. I began the revival series last autumn when I randomly came across and immediately fell in love with the Eleventh Doctor. Upon getting up-to-date with Eleven, I went back and watched the Ninth and Tenth Doctor in a matter of weeks, all in time to watch the second half of series seven as it airs.
Though I have yet to cover the majority of the show’s nearly 50-year history, Doctor Who has already managed to provide me with more life lessons in a few short months than all of my other television viewing experiences combined. Continue reading