The Doctor, over 2,000 years old, travels through time and space in a blue phone box and is rarely seen without his companions. This is the revived series of Doctor who, which first aired in March of 2005, 42 years after the old series which began in 1963 and ran up until the 1990s.
While Doctor Who is generally considered to have run for over fifty years, the classic series was cancelled in 1989. Despite the 2005 series being a continuation of the 1963 series, they are technically two different programs, making for less than fifty years of onscreen stories, despite the classic series premiering over fifty years ago, in 1963. See more »
Run. Run you clever boy, and remember...
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Each episode has a pre-credits sequence, and a trailer for the following episode at the end. Episode one has no pre-credits sequence(except for 5.1 " The Eleventh Hour", and episode thirteen has no trailer. See more »
I have now had the pleasure of watching through the fourth episode and can say that I think the new series is a delight - and no less a delight than the classic series. As with each Doctor, this is another take on the concept and it's a sharp one at that.
Eccleston's Doctor is the most alien Doctor of them all and his realization is a pleasure. Piper's Rose is the real surprise of the show, she's just very likable and has chutzpah.
This series seems to be less about the Doctor versus aliens than really examining the Doctor's relationship with his companions - why he does it, the psychology of a guy who would keep taking on these people and showing them the whole of the universe - and using the science fiction action as a backdrop. It's very Alan Moore actually. The Doctor comes off as a mix of over eager, kind, self-serving, egotistical, innocent, and many other traits. This is the most complex Doctor after Tom Baker.
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