Who is The Doctor?
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So the other day, I mentioned a character from Doctor Who to my friend, and she, while looking at me blankly asked in a very serious tone, 'Doctor Who???' Which would have been funny had she actually known that she was quoting a legendary television show. Thus, today I sit on my computer and spend approximately one and half hours of my life explaining to all of you what this tv show is and why it is so great. And you should not take that lightly cause honestly bro, ain't nobody got time for that...But apparently I do. Anywayyy onto business.
Doctor Who is a television show which was launched in 1963 (first episode date: November 23, 1963). The genres include SciFi, Drama, Mystery (nail devouring drama), and so much more. The main protagonist of the show is an alien who calls himself 'The Doctor'. He descends from a species of aliens known as the Time Lords, who occupy the planet Gallifrey. An important thing about Time Lords: they are humanoid aliens who have the ability to regenerate twelve times. The television programme features the adventures of The Doctor in his time machine called the T.A.R.D.I.S (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space) which from the outside looks like a blue police box found in the 60's in England and from the inside looks like the coolest, most technologically advanced spaceship ever imaginable. This of course leads to one of the most famous and well-known phrases from Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside". During his adventures along the way, The Doctor picks up companions who assist him in his adventures, and bring out The Doctors more human side.
|The Eleventh Doctor and Amelia Pond|
(Matt Smith and Karen Gillian)
|The Twelfth Doctor|
|The Tenth Doctor and Rose|
(David Tennant and Billie Piper)
Doctors and their Companions
The show has had many great writers along the years including Russel T Davis and Steven Moffat. No only that, the show has also featured some amazing actors including David Tennant, Billie Piper, Matt Smith, Karen Gillian, Peter Capaldi and so so so many more.
The show is currently still running on television. Infact, this year is the release of the eighth season starring Peter Cipladi, the Twelfth Doctor with his companion Clara (Jenna Coleman).
I think the reason to watch this television programme is beautifully put by one of its current main writers, Steven Moffat.
"It's hard to talk about the importance of an imaginary hero. But heroes are important. Heroes tell us something about ourselves. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, but heroes tell us who we want to be. And a lot of our heroes depress me. But you know, when they made this particular hero, they didn't give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn't give him a tank or warship or an X-ray fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn't give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray. They gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that's an extraordinary thing. There will never come a time when we don't need a hero like The Doctor."
-Steven Moffat (wirter) in an Interview
I think that right there finishes my point of why anyone should ever watch Doctor Who.
Now go on all of you, turn on those televisions, buckle up and get ready for the greatest adventure of your lives.
In the end, I would just like to say,
"We're all stories in the end. Let's just make it a good one. Eh?"
I just realised that some of you may not be aware of where exactly you can watch this epic television programme mentioned above as it mainly airs in England and America. So just and fyi I'm posting a link to watch Doctor Who online absolutely free of cost.