Fandom Exploration: Doctor Who

Doctor Who, in my opinion, is the mother of all science fiction shows. Its fifty year life span is impressive along with the continual, and occasionally terrible, ingenuity behind the shows plot lines and character progression.

The first thing that you should know is that there is not simply one doctor, I mean there is...but there isn't. There are actually 12 individuals playing 12 different regenerations of the same individual...and then there is that lost Doctor that sneaks into the line thanks to the fifty anniversary special making 12 actually 13... confused yet? 


Here are the basics. There are villains; aliens, humans, and otherwise;

You can find a full list of them here.

...there are companions, think of them as travel buddies...

You can find a full list of them here.

...and then there is The Doctor...the glue that holds everything together.

You can find a full list of them here

One of the main reasons that I love Doctor Who is that the show has the potential to be really really terrible. Any Whovian will admit that. The show has some really great mind-bending seasons and then it has some real clunkers. Some of the "classics" can take you an entire series, British for Season, to get through one storyline. The show has it's ebbs and flows just like life. 

I used to watch Doctor Who with my Dad when I was much younger on PBS. At the time I didn't realize that I was actually a fan, I thought I was just killing time, but when I stopped watching it I felt like I was missing something...and I was. 

Here are a few of my favorite things about the show: 

The TARDIS 

I can't even begin to tell you the happiness that comes with a TARDIS. TARDIS stands for "Time and Relative Dimensions in Space" Yea, basically it is a time machine that travels not only through linear time, but also space and dimensions. Here is a link to more information on the TARDIS.

Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax
These three basically make my Who-Life. They make me so happy that it is almost intolerable. Madame Vastra is a Silurian and Jenny, the only human that can hang in the bunch, is her wife and in some miraculous turn of events Strax (a Sontaran bred to destroy entire worlds) has ended up as their dimwitted assistant/pet. It is comedic and deadly for anyone/anything that tries to cross the trio. Here is a link to their wiki page and you can also check out Seven of Nine's amazing cosplay as Jenny

The Silence
These guys have ruined my existence. Most people are terrified of the Weeping Angels, and while I completely agree they are uber creepy, I find the inability to control your actions far more terrifying. The Silence are creepy not only due to their faces, but also their ability to make you forget they ever exist. The moment you look away from The Silence you forget that you ever saw them, but their words stick with you to help drive forward your actions. Simply horrifying. The Silence is technically a religious order, but the theory is that they have been control the actions of humans on earth for centuries. Essentially building their own personal army of human minions. It makes my mind hurt. Seriously. Here is some extra information on The Silence. 

Doctor Who fans often identify with The Doctor's feeling of being alone, the last of the Time Lords. Let's be honest, all of us know what it feels like to be lonely. We also respect The Doctor's compassion for humans, his adopted race. It's an interesting and fascinating show. If you fall for it you never seem to turn back. Once a Whovian, always a Whovian. 

I hope you guys have an excellent week and as always, stay exceptionally chic and exquisitely geek! 





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