Saturday, 4 April 2015

D is for Doctor Who

Come on, you saw this coming.

Today, for my A-Z Challenge tv-show theme, I chose the ever-popular, fandom-crazed, feels-inducing BBC show Doctor Who.

But of course.

Ever if you've never watched the show yourself, you've probably heard of it. You probably have a crazy friend or two that's obsessed with the show and the Doctor and the companions and the story/character arcs, and you're just over there like, "What the heck is a Dalek?"


Theme from Season (well "series" if you're British) 1 of the reboot.

What? "Reboot"? Yep! This show originally ran from 1963-1989, then stopped, until it was brought back to life in 2005. The 2005-present one is the one that fangirls go a weeeee bit TOTALLY INSANE over.

I almost didn't get into this show, because it seemed like such a commitment, and did I really want to lose my marbles the way everyone in it's fandom already had? Buuut then I did watch it, and while I hope I didn't go as crazy as the crazies, I did reaally, really enjoy it. I've watched all the episodes (of the reboot) that Netflix has, and I'm waiting for more!

Also, if you didn't know; The Doctor is basically (almost, but not quite) immortal, and "regenerates" every time he dies during one of his lets-save-this-child-oh-and-also-the-universe adventures, hence his many faces.




Some fan art, for your enjoyment. The 9th, 10th, and 11th reincarnations of the Doctor, respectively. Oh, and his name's "The Doctor," not "Doctor Who." "Doctor Who" is just what everyone asks when they meet him.
"Hello! I'm the Doctor."
"The Doctor? Doctor who?"
Get the picture?
XD

Available on Canadian Netflix: Yes

17 comments:

  1. I kind of want to watch this!! Okay, cut the "Kind of" I REALLY WANT TO WATCH IT. But the sheer size (and shrieking) of the fangirls scares me a little. xD Like,I love being in fandoms, but I always get sucked in deep, so I try not to join too many. lol My sister has started watching it and says they're wonderful though, so I'm sure I won't be far behind. ;-)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. You must, Cait, you MUST. Just start with the 2005 reboot, there's only eight seasons so far. I haven't even watch the Classic Who seasons that started in the 60s, because holy overwhelming. XD Plus, I can't find them anywhere even if I wanted to. But you know the love I have for Sherlock and Supernatural? Doctor Who is my all-time favorite. That should tell you something.

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    2. lol the fandom is a definite danger. Just knowing how much fangirls love the Tenth Doctor caused ME to spin into insanity when I reached his seasons (see my reply to the Magic Violinist below). It might be one of the reasons why the Ninth Doctor is my favorite, he makes me happy, not crazy. Buut, it all came out fine in the end, anyhow. :)

      Also since I'd seen so much stuff on Pinterest and Tumblr and whatnot about all the MAJOR-FEELS-INDUCING moments from the show, I kinda already knew what to expect at all the super-sad moments, and was thus saved from debilitating feels!

      Basically, if you wanna get into it, dip your toes in slowly, and try to ignore the fangirls shrieking and pounding on your window as they try to get a look at your screen.

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  2. I love Doctor Who with the passion of all the planets and corners of the universe. I've had countless daydreams and fantasies about stepping into the TARDIS, just once, and going somewhere absolutely amazing. (Then of course I remember the deadly aliens and doubt as to whether I'd be brave enough to face such things.) But seriously, the characters of Doctor Who feel like family, the TARDIS feels like home, and the music makes me all giddy inside. I've laughed and cried and obsessed over it too many times to count. It's my all-time favorite series and one of the first TV fandoms I was introduced to. I've gone out of my way to recommend it to everyone and anyone I know. :)

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    1. When I reached Ten, I loved him so much I actually got frighteningly depressed over the fact that he would never come swoop me up in the TARDIS, sooo I stopped watching for several months (it was on Netflix, so I could do that without missing any episodes). I finally worked up my courage and held firmly to my sanity and continued watching, an episode or two at a time (as opposed to like seven), until I was sure I could binge without losing my mind. XD Aaaaanyway, that was my little DW adventure. XD

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  3. I love Doctor Who, it is one of my favorites. I almost didn't watch it either,but I got sucked in. The Fandom is a little terrifying :)

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    1. Haha I was so fed up seeing all these fun/funny/dramatic/sad/important-looking/beautiful screen-captures/quotes/fan-made stuff that I didn't understand, so I was like, "What the heck, why not." and dove in. XD

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  4. I don't really like the Doctor Who episodes I've seen (*shrugs* Sorry) but I really, really enjoy the DW fandom. The Doctor himself is hilarious, but still... I really enjoy watching people enjoy the show more than I enjoy the show. Lol.

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    1. Haha, I totally get that, actually. Supernatural, for me. We LOVED the first like, 4 seasons, but then it got really weird and uncomfortable (for us), and it was hard to enjoy watching it. So I don't watch it anymore, but I love to watch fans of the show compile funny or heartfelt moments, find hidden plot easter eggs, swoon over the characters, and hijack Tumblr posts with corresponding show quotes. X)

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  5. I have friends who are HUGE Dr. Who fans. I've never seen but they tell me it's great. I think I'll find out to see what all the fuss is about! Wonderful theme. I'm a tv and movie fan!

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    1. Great! I hope you enjoy it! :D And thanks, we (my family) love tv/movies over here, too. You should see our dvd library. XD

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  6. Been watch Doctor Who since the early 80s. Started with the 4th Doctor, Tom Baker. I love the "New" Who series just as much too.

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    1. Awesome!! He's the scarf one, I know that much. XD And he was in an episode of the New series, too! "The Day of the Doctor." It was cool!

      Part of me wants to go back and watch some Classic Who, but a strange part of my brain screams, "NO! YOU CANNOT GO BACKWARDS! YOU CAN ONLY GO FORWARDS!" and I just don't know how to shut him up yet. XD

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    2. Yes! He was and he was in Day of the Doctor. I squealed like a fan girl watching Sherlock ;)

      Rewatch them. Just keep in mind they move at a much slower pace than the newer ones. Now my wife who LOVES Doctor Who, doesn't care for the older ones. So take that as you will.

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    3. Ha! You were quite exited, then. XD

      lol well I'm a pretty big fan of shows and movies that stretch back to the days of black-and-white tv, so I'm sure I'll like them just fine. ;)

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