I think we’re about due for another theme week? Don’t you?
This time, it’s about another gun hating, lonely avenger. This one’s got a little bit more of a soft side.
By this time next week, the new season of Doctor Who will be off the ground. So, because I’m me, I’m going to be posting about The Doctor all week.
Let’s start with the basics, shall we? Doctor Who is a British science fiction series. It premiered in the early sixties and has been wildly popular over there ever since. It went off the air some time in the 80’s and in 2006 was revived.
The show is about The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who travels around in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space), usually with a “companion” (previously known as “assistants”).
He goes on adventures, saves the world all with two weapons, a sonic screw driver, and his dry wit. He’s very funny.
The Doctor has had 11 incarnations in all. (He has a power known as “regeneration” which kicks in when he’s been mortally wounded. This allows for the series to continue, even when the lead is ready to move on.) Because I’m a bit of a dilletante, I only know of the adventures of the most recent three, since the 2006 reboot.
The Tenth Doctor was Christopher Eccelston. Then we had David Tennant, and now we have Matt Smith. I love David Tennant forever, but Smith and Eccelston both have their moments, and I’m looking forward to what the new season brings! I’ve got no real plan on what I’m going to be writing for the next six days. I know I’ll probably do one on the greatest enemies (Daleks, Angels and Cybermen), and one on the companions (bet who my favorite is will surprise you!) but beyond that, what do you guys want to hear about? I’m open to suggestions.