Who you ask? Exactly.
Doctor Who that is. I have warned you all that I am a geek. This hasn’t been hidden since it is right there in my name. If you are shocked then I guess you need to start considering you own discernment as being at fault. That said, many people don’t know who the Dr. is. I have name dropped him a couple times lately and Adelaide has asked me some questions, which I answer below. Let me introduce a few of you to the Tardis and time travel. You may not know if but you can travel through time using many unusual objects not just a Delorian going 88 MPH, which is another post altogether.
The Doctor is a character in a series called
Dr. Who. Very few people know his real name and it is never revealed in the series. He is simply known as “The Doctor.” Of course many say “Doctor who” which of course is the reason for the series name. This series originally aired back in 1963. This was a bit before my time so I had to find out about it years after it was cancelled. Then, to my surprise, it was brought back in 2005. Of course some of the original series fan probably didn’t like this new version, but these are my Doctors. Yes I did intend the plural. That is actually a part of the show, the Doctor has been played by 10 different actors now. It is part of the character. Every so often he has to regenerate and so becomes a whole new person. Certainly daring to change up the title character like that, but it really works for the series. Each actor plays the Dr. differently. That is whole point. It isn’t just a different body it is a different personality.
The Doctor also travels with human companions. They are really the driving factor in the stories. They help tell the story because the things we don’t’ understand they don’t understand. It is a great device form a story telling POV, especially in the sci-fi genre. The nice thing about Doctor Who is that it has a device built in to explain everything to the people who watch the show. If you aren’t a geek like me then you will likely still enjoy this show. There are two places you might start, the first season of the 2005 re-release or the second season of the same. There first is probably the best place because everything gets explained to the companion, Rose Tyler. Of course, you will be expected to suspend your disbelief. They don’t explain the how of everything or even the why in some cases. You are just told this is what is happening so you know what is going on. For example, the Doctor’s screwdriver is never really explained except to say that it can do almost anything. It is a sonic screwdriver after all nto just some silly old Philips.
So to the questions I was asked.
Favourite Doctor ever?
I really liked Eccleston and couldn’t imagine Tennant as the Dr when I first heard he was taking over after the first new season. Then about halfway through his first season I decided his super fun take on the Dr. really made him the most fun of all the Dr.’s and I’m now wishing he could be around longer. Especially since I hear the reason they are replacing him is because they need someone to handle the darker stuff that is coming. I really think he could handle dark quite well, he has in a few episodes.
Favourite assistant ever?
Rose. She just seemed to have the right chemistry, and I really loved the way the whole romance thing kept playing back and forth … not that it would ever go anywhere. Also, they really did a great job of telling the story of learning about the Dr.’s world through her for the new series. I thought it was brilliant the way the handled her. Absolute least favorite glad she will never be the assistant again is Donna. Oh she grated on me so much. I didn’t care for her in that Christmas special and why on Earth did they have to bring her back?
Favourite episode ever?
Favourite David Tennant episode?
Honestly, the answer to both is the same. “The Doctor’s Daughter.” Admittedly these have the horrid Donna, but Tennant and Jenny were brilliant together. I loved watching her grow into what she was suppose to be and the end when she take off in the shuttle … just wow. I really hope they bring her back to travel with the Dr. for a little while. It would never work for more than a couple episodes at a time, but it would be great. Running close for favorite in general episode is “Bad Wolf” and “Parting Ways” which was a great two parter. I loved when Rose saves the day like that. Just great, and that future is hilarious and disturbing all at once.
Anyone else watch the Doctor and want to chime in their responses? Do you think the first run or second is better?