One of the things that Joshua and Rob have enjoyed discovering this year is the British TV series, Doctor Who. I must admit that I, myself am a bit lost. Joshua is writing the blog today so I will let him explain.
So. All of time and space. Everything that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start?
On November 23, 1963 Doctor Who aired for the first time. It was a big hit. On November 23, 2013 I was on the couch watching the 11 actor to play the doctor, defeat Zygons and blow up Daleks. I thought I was a nerd before. The doctor regenerates after being ‘killed’. Thats how there have been 12 actors. the actors are, William Hartnell, Patrick Throughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christoper Eccleston, David Tennent, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi. Doctor Who is about a Time Lord who had to blow up his home planet to keep it from being taken over by the Daleks. He travels in a blue police call box called a T.A.R.D.I.S.(which stands for Time and Relative Dimension In Space.) The T.A.R.D.I.S is indestructible, “The assembled hordes of Genghis Khan couldn’t get through that door. And believe me, they’ve tried.” The different Doctors had all had different interests. Matt Smith thinks fezzes and bow ties are cool. David Tennent likes building new things.
Doctor Who has created a whole new section of being called Whovians. After 50 years of Doctor Who, it will remain a legacy of Britain till the end of time. “A lot more happens in ’69 than anyone remembers. Human beings. I thought I’d never get done saving you.”
Welcome to the Blogosphere Joshua. Nice article.
Dr Who is one of those programmes that has just run & run. In fact, you can roughly how old someone is by asking the question:
Who is the first Dr Who you can remember watching on TV?
When I was very little I remember Jon Pertwee. However, I started crying when the Cybermen came on and my mother wouldn’t let me watch it again until I was lot older.
Did you spot this when you were in Edinburgh?
We did see that double T.A.R.D.I.S. Then it was in Glasgow, then when we were in London, outside of Earl’s Court station, there it was again! I wasn’t a Whovian until we got here. So I remember Matt Smith and Eccleston and Tennent from reruns. I’ve seen pictures of the Daleks and Cybermen when William Hartnell was on. They have changed a lot since then.