Dr Who Info
I've loved the BBC TV show "Dr Who" since I was knee high to a grasshopper. The thing is though, I can never remember all the details of who did what when!
I thought this would be a great opportunity to compile together some great sources of Dr Who related info websites and awesome clips for you to enjoy.
Before I start I'd like to share with you an example of how obsessive some people can be when it comes to the beloved time lord and his associated paraphernalia..
I was behind the car with this plate, in local traffic, and just had to snap a photo!
For those of you who are are asking Who the heck is Dr Who? It's an interesting question.
No-one really knows what his real name is. He goes by "the doctor" and is a man, or should I say "alien" of infinite mystery. Although he looks human from the outside he's actually a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey (a species now extinct). As such he has two hearts and an annoying propensity to completely change his appearance- a process known as regeneration. During the regeneration his personality and fashion sense also change as well as his height, shoe size and hair colour :-) So far we're on the 11th incarnation.
He travels throughout the universe through time and space. Consequently he can go to any planet at any time and usually picks up a companion or two for the ride.
The series has been on air for almost 50 years with a long hiatus prior to the more modern version. It's know for it's slightly cheezy effects and is totally tongue in cheek, so I guess you either love it or you hate it. Despite its tenuous grip on reality, it can totally suck you in with emotion and intensity and you might even shed a few tears...
50 years of Dr Who..almost..
You find all the official information regarding the Doctor's antics on the BBC website at the link below.
Here you'll find info about the new series and past adventures of the Doctor and his various "companions". Plus insights into monsters, cool clips, and a neat twitter feed to subscribe to :-)
If you're reading this hub on the day it was posted then today is Sept 1st 2012, the day that the new series of Dr Who is launched worldwide simultaneously..whoop! a first in Dr Who history...
Dr Who Links
- BBC One - Doctor Who
Adventures in Space and Time.
- Doctor Who: worldwide series launch stokes record BBC ratings hopes - Telegraph
The highly anticipated new series of Doctor Who is to launch on three continents simultaneously for the first time amid expectations of record ratings for the BBC.
- BBC - Doctor Who - Classic Series - Episode Guide - Main Index
Doctor Who - Main Index of episodes
The Dr Who Experience
If you ever find yourself in Cardiff, south Wales UK, then it's a good time to visit the Dr Who exhibition. Close to the studios where Dr Who is filmed, this is the perfect place to touch the "real-life" monsters and really get into the spirit of Dr Who.
Don't miss it if you're passing!!
- The Doctor Who Experience, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
This interactive journey takes you and the Doctor on a spectacular adventure though time and space. Step though a crack in time and help the Doctor, armed with his Sonic Screwdriver to escape from his foes, fly the TARDIS and come face-to-face with..
The Doctor's faithful mode of transport is the tardis. Always referred to in the feminine "she" is not just a vehicle but actually shares part of the doctors soul.
Tardis is not just a name it's an acronym and stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space which essentially means she's much, much larger on the inside than on the outside...in fact there's even a library and a swimming pool besides the large cockpit (although we never get to see them). On the outside she's a small police box, as used by British Policemen in the last century. Originally she was designed to blend in with her environment, but became "stuck" in her present endearing form that all fans have come to know and love.
Although she appears to have remained the same, the tardis has actually changed a little over the years, as shown in the photo below, courtesy of the BBC.
and on the inside.....
Make your own Tardis..
- Paper Craft Tardis by ~gfoyle on deviantART
A "free gift" to readers of my blog - serialised comic strip adventures of Doctor Who from the 1960s and 70s - mainly TV Comic. Anyway, it's a pape...
Much much bigger on the inside..
- www.who3d.co.uk • View topic - The Tardis Exterior of the Interior Realization Thread
Complicated plans of the elaborate Tardis Interior...
- Peek inside the new TARDIS | Doctor Who TV
2010 TARDIS interior officially revealed!
The Doctor's sonic screwdriver is renowned for its high pitched sonic noise and it's flashy light.
It's able to open just about anything, or seal anything, depending on the settings I assume. Although it seems relatively easy to operate with a simple point and shoot action. Of course every home should have one (especially if it doubles as a tv remote) and there are blueprints available should you wish to make one...see sample below:
Daleks vs cybermen
The Doctor's main arch enemies are the Darleks and the Cybermen. Both are challenged in their ability to manoeuvre and are not know for their compassion. Generally their ambitions are to take over other planets, usually earth. Of course the Doctor always manages to find their weaknesses and win through in the end.
Gallifrey One 2012
Realm of the fan
Dr Who fans are everywhere...most recently spreading further into the US.
Next February, 2013, there will be a celebration of the world's largest and longest-running Doctor Who fan convention, celebrating the golden anniversary of Doctor Who. This will be held in Los Angeles. If you sign up before the end of September 2012 the cost to register is only $75..so get moving!
Here's the link to the info:
There's a lot more I could say, and a lot more to know...
I hope this has whetted your appetite!!
Please watch the trailer and enjoy :-)