I have decided to start something ‘new’. I have blogged a lot about books lately, though this is not a 100% book blog, and I thought it might be nice to actually start blogging about something else. So I made up a thing called ‘TV Show Thursday’. On every (other) Thursday, I will make a post about a certain TV show. A show that I like/love, one that I’m currently watching, or one that I want to watch. I’ll post a trailer, a summary, my opinion and/or why I want to watch it. So today I’m going to start with the longest running Sci-Fi show in the universe.
Starring: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman | BBC1 | Currently on hiatus | 33 seasons in total | 1963 – 2013
I discovered Doctor Who about two years ago, right after I went to Cardiff for the first time. I downloaded the first season and after watching the first episode, I fell in love with it. At the moment I have only watched the seven seasons that are New Who, but I am planning on watching Classic Who as well, not all twenty-six seasons, because I don’t think all of them are available on the internet, but I’m planning on watching at least all of Sylvester McCoy’s episodes, and the Doctor Who movie of 1996.
The show is about the Doctor (who’s been played by eleven different actors already), who is a Time Lord; an alien with two hearts who can regenerate and basically become a completely different person. He travels through space and time with several companions, the six most recent being Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), Amelia Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill), and Clara (Oswin) Oswald (Jenna Coleman). They meet Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Weeping Angels, Silurian, Ice Warriors, and a lot more aliens and they have lots and lots of adventures.
But those adventures don’t stop when the episode is over, no, there are Doctor Who books (of which I have reviewed a couple), Spin-offs, Audio adventures, magazines, Doctor Who Confidential and much more! There is a lot of merchandise; T-shirts, TARDIS replica’s, Sonic Screwdrivers, Dalek figures, mugs, posters, a replica of Tom Baker’s infamous scarf (which I own).
Since the show aired in 1963, there have been several spin-offs, the two most recent being Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. I have watched the first three seasons of Torchwood, and I am planning on watching The Sarah Jane Adventures. Let’s say that Torchwood is the ‘grown-up’ version of Doctor Who, and TSJA is the ‘kids’ version of the show.
This year, the show will celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, with a lot of great things! Eleven new books, written by eleven different writers; Eleven old books with a new cover; A special 50th Anniversary episode with not only the Eleventh Doctor and Clara, but the Tenth Doctor and Rose as well! There will be a documentary about the first episode ever made, and I believe they will broadcast that episode as well!
If you want to know more about Doctor Who, or the 50th Anniversary, you should visit the BBC website!