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Doctor Who - The Brain Of Morbius
The Doctor's Fob Watch
Doctor Who - Genesis Of The Daleks
Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. New Dr Who show started in 2005 and the present producer is Steven Moffat. The present Doctor is played by Matt Smith. Doctor Who will return to our screens on BBC on Autumn 2012 with the 1st episode featuring the Daleks.
2012 (Series 7)
Doctor Who Series 7 will return to tv in autumn 2012. The characters Amy and Rory are leaving.
Christmas Special 2011
The Christmas Special is called The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.
2011 (Series 6)
Doctor Who Series 6 (2011) returns to our screens on BBC 1 in Spring 2011. Matt Smith started shooting his second season in August 2010.
Christmas Special 2010
The Christmas Special was called A Christmas Carol.
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
K9 TV Series
The K9 series will begin its UK terrestrial transmission on Five on Saturday 18th December at 10am. The 26 episode series, developed by Bob Baker and Paul Tams, has previously been shown in the UK and Europe on the digital Disney XD channel and has already aired on Network Ten in Australia. John Leeson reprises his role as the voice of K-9 in the series with Philippa Coulthard playing Jorjie Turner, Keegan Joyce playing Starkey, and Daniel Webber playing Darius Pike. A second series is in development.
Ingrid Pitt Passed Away
Actress Ingrid Pitt (21 November 1937 – 23 November 2010) was perhaps best known to Doctor Who fans for her roles as Galleia in The Third Doctor adventure: The Time Monster and as Solow in The Fifth Doctor adventure: Warriors of the Deep. Recently, Ingrid co-authored Doctor Who audio adventure: The Macros for Big Finish's 'Lost Stories' range.
For more info, check the Doctor Who Episode Guide section, which also includes news.
About the Show
The TV show is based on the character 'the Doctor', a mysterious traveller whose TARDIS can take him and his companion(s) anywhere in time and space offering a huge potential for stories. The Doctor is a Time Lord and comes from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. He has 13 lives and can regenerate. The regenerations has allowed the change of the lead actor and this flexibility has led to the longevity of Doctor Who.
1. First Doctor
(1963-1966) William Hartnell
Gallifrey is the home planet of the the Doctor and the Time Lords. During the first decade of the television series, the Doctor's home planet was not identified by name. It was first shown in The War Games (1969) and was first identified by name in The Time Warrior (1973). In Series 1 of the new tv series in 'The End of the World' (2005), the Ninth Doctor states that his home planet was destroyed during the last great time war and that he was the last of the Time Lords. Other Timelords from Gallifrey include Romana, the Master and the Rani. Gallifrey was located in the constellation of Kasterborous.
The Doctor uses the Tardis to travel anywhere in the universe and can travel through time as well. The TARDIS is bigger inside than out and is shaped like a 1950s British Police box. Tardis is an acronym for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.
A built-in camouflage device called
a chameleon circuit is supposed to disguise the Tardis so it
blends in with its surroundings, but it stopped working when the
Doctor was in London in the 1960s. Because of the malfunctioning
circuit, the Tardis is permanently stuck in the shape of a Police
Box - a blue box roughly the size of a phone booth and has been
since the first episode of the classic series.
The First Doctor's original
companions were his granddaughter Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford)
and school teachers Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) and Ian
Chesterton (William Russell).
The Doctor in his adventures has faced many adversaries. The most popular include the Daleks, Cybermen, the Master, Davros, Autons, Sontarans, Sea Devils, Ice Warriors, Yeti, the Silurians, the Slitheen and the Zygons.
Master: The Master is a renegade Time Lord. He was once known as Koschei and also by various temporary aliases and pseudonyms. The last time he appeared on tv was in last episode of series 3 called Last of the Time Lords.
The Rani: The Rani was a renegade Time Lady. She has only appeared in two serials, The Mark of the Rani and Time and the Rani, before Doctor Who went off the air in 1989. There was speculation in series 4 that Donna was really the Rani.
Doctor Who first appeared on BBC television in the UK at 5.15 pm on 23 November 1963. The programme originally ran from 23 November 1963 until 6 December 1989 for 26 seasons on BBC1. Each story in the original show ran in a weekly episode format (serial), usually of four to six parts in earlier years and three to four in later years.
In 1980 new producer John Nathan-Turner introduced new changes to Dr Who: new title sequence and the theme music had been updated.
The tv series was postponed indefinitely in 1989. Despite having been off the air for over 15 years original novels and audio only productions were created for fans.
In 1996 a television movie was made in the USA, but the ratings for the pilot were judged insufficient. In 2003, the BBC announced that it would commission a revival of Docter Who. The new series featured Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and was launched in 2005. He featured as the Doctor for only one season.
Past Producers of New Series
Russell T. Davies
Did you know?
* The original theme was composed by Ron Grainer.
* The new Doctor Who has two spin-offs TV shows: Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
* Torchwood is a spin-off of Dr Who. It follows a group of investigators working for the secret organisation of the same name. Set in Cardiff, the team specialise in alien technology that has landed on Earth, and crime, whether it be alien or human. The mysterious Captain Jack Harkness is the leader of the equally mysterious Torchwood, and vows to guard humanity against alien threats. Curious PC Gwen Cooper accidentally discovers the group, and soon becomes entangled in a series of events. This leads up to her being hired, and becoming involved in the exciting affairs of the organisation. Together with medic, Owen Harper, and the gadgets expert, Toshiko Sato, the four explore the thrilling world of Torchwood.
* Filmmaker Ridley Scott was the BBC designer originally allocated to design the Daleks. He never carried out the task as Raymond P Cusick, who was able to commit for a longer period, replaced him.
Doctor Who Links
BBC - Doctor Who - The Official Site: Video, Downloads, Pictures, Games, Episodes, Characters Profiles, News and more.
Doctor Who - The Classic Series: from BBC.co.uk
Outpost Gallifrey: Popular Doctor Who fan site
A History of the Doctor Who Theme: by Mark Ayres
The Doctor Who Project:TDWP is a work of fiction intended for entertainment purposes only.
Whoniverse: A guide
Karen Gillan is the Doctor's New Companion: from bbc.co.uk Karen Gillan Picture: Photo copyright BBC/Todd Antony (6/6/2009)
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