Doing this series on my blog and counting down to the 50th Anniversary, I decided I want to have fun with this. I could write incredibly serious and thought provoking posts for every Wednesday but I decided although you will see snippets of the cerebral, I will in fact as the my British vintage sistas would say, have a jolly good time with it.
So, hold on tight, this is going to be a super fun ride!
To help you and frankly all Whovians (that is what DW fans are called) understand the key and important points of this wibbly-wobbly-timey wimey world of Doctor Who, let us begin at the beginning.
This is a beautiful depicted of Gallifrey found on thegrassofgallifrey Tumblr
The Doctor, as he calls himself is from a exquisite planet called Gallifrey. Gallifreians are also known as Time Lords. They travel through space and time often righting wrongs and saving lives. Now he calls himself The Doctor but we do not know his real name.
These are just some bits and bobs that every Whovian should know:
- The first show aired on November 1963 shortly after the death of JFK.
- It quickly became an household institution in the United Kingdom
- In the 1970's it was questioned whether or not it would be suitable for children
- The Doctor travels in a TARDIS, which stands for Time and Relative Dimension in Space
- It is believed that more than one person is supposed to pilot the TARDIS so hence why he always "drives" it like a madman
- The TARDIS took the shape of a 1960's police box because it's chameleon circuit is broken
- The TARDIS is bigger on the inside-like a whole world being kept in a bottle
- There have been eleven regenerations of The Doctor and soon there will be a twelfth
- Each Doctor has his own unique sense of style that seems to correlate with his equally unique personality. Even though he is still the same Doctor, his personality does shift a tad bit which makes it all the more fun to watch as he navigates through time and space
- The Doctor typically travels with a companion. Many times he traveled with more than one, both male and female, and other times with a robot dog. He prefers not to travel alone
- The Doctor has encountered a slew of aliens, monsters, and has a few archenemies as well
- The Daleks are probably the most famous of The Doctor's enemies
- The Doctor seems to have great affection for planet Earth and all the descendants of Earth. He is always saving us/them in one way or another
Doctor #10 with his various monsters, aliens, and enemies from his time on the show
- In between the Classic and New series there seems to have been a Time War between the Time Lords (from Gallifrey) and the Daleks.
- Because of this great Time War, The Doctor is now the last of his kind.
- The Doctor is both kind and cruel, incredibly intelligent and incredibly silly, sentimental yet brash. With each Doctor you get a taste of all sides of him and yet each Doctor remains profoundly unique to all the others before or after him
I hope this post gives you a little taste of the show and also inspires you to try an episode out if you haven't already. Whether it is an episode from 1970 or an episode from 2006, either way the story lines are always intriguing and super creative. Personally I haven't seen every single episode of the Classic series but at some point I plan to invest in the dvd's for each Doctor-which will be a huge task but well worth it. I totally see myself asking Santa for a Doctor Who dvd's for every Christmas hehe
What aspect of The World of Doctor Who do you enjoy the most?
I will also be doing some Doctor Who fashion posts in the near future. If there is a favorite character or episode you would like to see in this series (fashion or otherwise) let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts!