Television TV

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a series that originally ran from 1963 to 1989. It came back in 1996 for a one off TV movie with paul McCan as the Doctor.

It returned next year for another run. The lead character is The Doctor. He is a Time Lord and travels through space and time in his Tardis. When his body wears out, or he gets hurt, he regenerates. Regeneration was the tool the production team used when the first Doctor had to leave the series over health issues. Regeneration works by rearranging the cells in his body, forming a new body with a new personality. The only thing that does not change is the Tardis, and his need to protect the innocent.

Recently Doctor Who has been very popular with Chrstopher Ecclestone, David Tennant and Matt Smith playing the Time Lord. The new series are different from the old ones in their high quality production design and CGI, the older servies had charming wobbly sets and monsters that looked more distressed than alien.

The most famous monsters / Aliens in the series are firmly in the collective psyche - Daleks, Cybermen, are easily recognized by adults and children alike.


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Do You Remember Doctor Who?

Do You Remember Doctor Who?

  • LouiseOC
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    I like the clAssic Dr Who, but don't care for the new ones, which are too sentimental for my taste.
  • Anonymous user
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    I too remember the very first episode. I was nine at the time. I quite enjoyed the present series, though am not a fan of Clara. Peter Capaldi seems to be doing a good joy, though.
  • Anonymous user
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    I grew up watching McCoy, but enjoyed a lot of the older ones on "VHS". Going to cub scouts & coming home to find an episode of Battlefield (McCoy) didn't record onto VHS left emotional scars... The new doctors are good, especially Smith.
  • Anonymous user
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    Doctor Who started in 1963, I was 10 years old. It was incredibly well written for those days, and incredibly exciting...One of my absolute favorite moments during episode 1 was, "let me get this straight, a thing standing in a junk yard, that looks like a police box, and can move anywhere in time and space" ? This was spoken by Ian the school teacher of Susan, the Doctors granddaughter...the Doctor's reply was, "quite so, quite so"...How exciting IS THAT !
  • Anonymous user
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    Jim Davidson? I think you mean Peter Davison!
  • Andrew Dexter
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    I have loved Doctor who since i was a child in the early 1970's i started with jon pertwee, one of my first memories of him is in an episode called 'Day of the Daleks' when they were comming out of the tunnel in episode four with the ogrons, then when tom baker took over in 1974 i grew up watching him and followed all the rest. Its hard to say who my favourite Doctor is as they are all very good, though i do have a warming to jon pertwee and tom baker. My favourite monsters are ofcouse the Daleks, and i also like the cybermen. The best villain is the master, both roger Delgado and anthony ainley.My favourite companion is jo grant played by katy manning.Its just something i grew up with and not out of, and i love the new series, though i feel like an old man now that the Doctor is played by a man younger than me, HA HA !
  • borgduck
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    I've been a WHOvian all my life! I live, eat, sleep, drink, breath Doctor Who! Met loads of the celebs! I miss The Brig & Sarah-Jane Smith!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember the very first episode with William Hartnell.
  • Anonymous user
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    tom baker was the best doc, john pertwee was good as was jim davidson, dont make it like they used to!
  • startrekker
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    I grew up with this show. My Mum used to tell me when I got older that I was terrifed of Daleks as a toddler! My Mum passed away last year, and I'll be forty this year and have loved this show since it's original BBC run. It is without doubt one of the very best shows the BBC has produced, and the new series is every bit as good as the original, long may it continue to be made.