Dr. Who

United States
March 6, 2013 11:25pm CST
Dr. Who is a really cool science fiction comedy that I first learned about in college, but only recently began to enjoy. My favorite Doctor is David Tennant, who hasn't been on in awhile. The time travelling alien whizzing around to different places, periods and events with an endless array of attractive companions in a blue police box is only part of the fun. The police box, a time travelling ship called the Tardis, is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. This is an amazement to any mortal who encounters it. The Doctor is one of the few of his kind left, an immortal doomed to temporary meaningful relationships with mortals, who are welcome to join him on his travels, but will never live long enough to enjoy the rewards of a full hitch with him. Those who are privileged to a trip or two aboard the Tardis cherish it, as they should, for always. Some even await the Doctor's return. The Doctor is a lonely, yet fun-loving and fearless character. In a special feature, the production staff commented that they never know, from the moment a script lands on their desk, how they're going to pull off each episode. I think that's part of the fun that comes across in Dr. Who. The staff are every bit on the edge of their seats as the audience.
6 responses
@ShyBear88 (17420)
• United States
7 Mar 13
I love doctor who. I've been watching this shoe for 6 years since it started back up. It was an show that. My parents watched when they where younger. My two children even watch doctor who as well. My husband are raising little who end as they call it. I don't like the new doctor who at all. Like you and many other people they love David the 10th doctor and my favorite companion has always been Rosenand Amy of course. Can't wait till the next season is put on Netflix.
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• United States
7 Mar 13
Heya Shy! It's great that you and hubby are raising up a new generation of little Whovians. That could do all kinds of things for them, personally and in school. Dr. Who is certainly a mind-expanding experience, inviting you to explore new perspectives on the world around you and consider the key premise behind a hypothesis, that all the answers are never in yet. Dr. Who rocks!
@ShyBear88 (17420)
• United States
7 Mar 13
When the kids get scared of the dark we tell them the story of the man in the blue boxes that travels the univers protecting the human raise and protecting little kids from the things that are in the dark.
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• United States
8 Mar 13
I'd be careful showing them the Madame de Pompadour episode. LOL
• Philippines
1 Apr 13
David is my favorite Doctor too and I am happy that he will be returning with Rose for the 50th Anniversary. I am not really a science fiction buff but this show is still a favorite because of the emotional story and the humor and the interactions between the character. In fact, I think I prefer their travels in the past when they get to meet people who have really existed in this world. I also like that you feel a variety of emotions when you watch it. You cry, laugh, get terrified and pumped during action sequences.
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• United States
16 Apr 13
Hey there whitneysquirrel, nice to meet you. I've never considered the emotional side of the viewing experience of Dr, Who before, but you make an excellent point. Those are truly the things I feel when I watch a Dr. Who episode, and it does make it more enjoyable for me because of those things.
@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
8 Mar 13
I watched this show many years ago and sadly many of those people have passed away. Its hard to believe how many Doctors have been on and its hard to pick a favorite. Each Doctor has had some great companions. I'm picking David Tennant as my favorite, as he is the reason I started watching the newer episodes. He managed to get several of my younger friends hooked on the show now. I can't pick a favorite companion, as there have been so many that I've remembered so fondly.
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• United States
12 Mar 13
Hey Fishmomma, thanks for joining in this discussion on Dr. Who. When I first saw the show in college, I didn't understand the magic of computers yet and had no appreciation for that Doctor or the show as it was then presented. David Tennant grabbed my attention two years ago. The new Doctor, Matt, is more like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, so much adrenaline and changing topics and directions on a dime, how does he do it??? My favorite companions so far would have to be the medical student, the one in the weight loss-intergalactic adoptions nanny episode, and the one in the Queen Victoria episode.
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
It is true and I really admired the production staff most specially the director the acting and the way it was played by the cast is applicable for all seasons.
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• United States
12 Mar 13
Hey teo, my friend, thanks for joining in this discussion on Dr. Who. I agree completely. It's like the end of the Hokey Pokey. The entire staff put their whole selves in completely with each episode, no holds barred, and it shows loud and clear in the quality in every respect. You simply cannot churn out quality like this without your heart being completely in it. And that's what it's all about. LOL
• Indonesia
7 Mar 13
Lol, yes I think it's longest-running sci-fi show of all time. I love Tom Baker. I found out about in when I'm in college, and it's been a several years. I like the plot of every episodes. Spontanous, funny episodes they provide is fresh and so entertaining.
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• United States
8 Mar 13
You are so right, random, that's what I love about them. They return us to spontaneity after days spent holding our world together by a thread, as we are constantly under attack from workplace, time and money stress, conformity and more.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 13
I grew up on Doctor Who, I was brought up with Tom Baker as the Doctor, he was brilliant, I used to remember hiding behind the cushions when those Daleks came on, but I thought the Cybermen were equally if not more so scary than the Daleks. I have seen all the doctors regenerations from then on, I have even see the older black and white episodes with lamented Patrick Troughton (who also appeared in the Omen!) The only doctor I wasn't keen on was Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker. The current one is my all time favourite Matt Smith, they are showing a brand new series end of March 2013 so I can't wait. Who'd at thought at the time it would be so successful all over the world. The series is set in my country, albeit in Cardiff, Wales. I used to have a few videos of the old Doctor Who episodes. But it's still those Cybermen that are my favourite Dr Who foe.
• United States
7 Mar 13
Hey wolfie! Matt Smith has an amazing amount of physical and mental energy, but of course, that seems a requirement to carry out the role successfully. My friend Amanda Palmer's husband, the noted author and graphic artist Neil Gaiman, got to write a recent screenplay or two for Dr. Who and picked up some awards for it, too. I might try my hand at it someday. Meanwhile, I'd like to design an afghan after the inside walls of the Tardis.