Doctor Who?

Mar. 6th, 2009 10:00 pm
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Ok. So how does this Doctor Who thing work?

Every new season there's a new Doctor? Or when/how do they determine a new Doctor?

I have never watched the show but I'm curious and that has always been a question of mine.

Date: 2009-03-07 03:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] leviathan101.livejournal.com
The new Who is awesome. Yes you should watch it. Sorry, I should have recommended it to you in your rec post but I was too busy making icons.

Every new season there's a new Doctor? Or when/how do they determine a new Doctor?

A new regeneration of the Doctor happens when the actor wants to leave or some circumstance like that. Christopher Eccleston was the ninth doctor and he was there for a full season (series 1, which was something like 13 eps). He regenerated into the tenth doctor played by David Tennant. David was around for series' 2, 3, 4 and this year we'll see two (?) specials with him and he'll regenerate into the eleventh doctor.

Great effects, and I loved the stories, so go watch. :)

Date: 2009-03-07 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greatbriton.livejournal.com
Hmmm....I think I'm going to have to go find some Doctor Who for my next show.

I've heard nothing but good things and feel bad I've never even seen an episode. lol

Date: 2009-03-07 07:08 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] leviathan101.livejournal.com
Enjoy. Let me know your impressions. And, of course, watch in order. 'Rose' is your first episode.

Date: 2009-03-07 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] make-a-move.livejournal.com
If you're going to start watching Doctor Who, you should really watch some of the Classic episodes, pre-Russel T Davies era. It's not essential, but it's good to know how it led to where it is now, and most the episodes are brilliant.

Date: 2009-03-08 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisaofdoom.livejournal.com
The premise of regeneration (one Doctor turning into the next, when they switch actors) is that the Doctor's race, the Time Lords, regenerate into a new form instead of dying. It's pretty handy. :p

And yes, totally check out some of the old stuff. My favorites are in the Third & Fourth Doctors' eras, Jon Pertwee & Tom Baker. It's so campy and wonderful. :D

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