Recently I caved to the pressure of my geeky friends and started watching Doctor Who (the new one that started in 2005). Curses! I am now a Whovian (Whovian is the term used to described fans of Doctor Who).
I can’t seem to get enough of this British sci-fi show. The special effects are nothing extraordinary. The voices of the evil Daleks are nerve wracking (and they’ve been featured in a number of episodes). The fact that they keep changing actors (The Doctor regenerates so he is, essentially, the same character but in a new body) is enough to drive a fan nuts. But I can’t stop watching it.
I started watching when Chris Eccleston was playing The Doctor (Nine). I loved him. He had a great voice and such wonderful, goofy smile. Eccleston would only commit to one season though so he was replaced by David Tennant (Ten) in 2006. I’m still watching him as The Doctor and am enjoying his performance. I’ve been reading mixed reviews about Matt Smith who plays The Doctor (Eleven) currently, but will reserve judgement until I see him for myself. Apparently he’s leaving the show this year too (I’ll have to adapt to another actor!). We won’t even talk about the turn-around on “companions” the term in the Doctor Who series for sidekick.
The series first aired in 1963 and was a staple of British television for 26 years with 8 different actors portraying the Time Lord.
The Doctor travels through space and time in his trusty TARDIS solving problems and saving worlds with wit, genius and a sonic screwdriver.
Ok, I’m done showing my geeky side now. Thanks for humouring me.