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The Doctor is a renegade Time Lord: an eccentric, highly-intelligent scientist from a distant planet. He travels through time and space in the TARDIS, a curious device, larger on the inside than on the outside, which was designed to change its appearance to suit its surroundings. Unfortunately, the Doctor's TARDIS seems to be broken, and always appears as a blue British police box. The Doctor has a soft spot for the planet Earth, and often visits there, either to save it from various alien threats or to whisk a choice few inhabitants away to the distant parts of the galaxy to help him fight evil there. The Doctor has many foes, including Daleks (led by Davros), and The Master, another renegade Time Lord. Time Lord biology enables them to regenerate their bodies, and so both the Doctor and the Master appear to evolve over the years... Written by
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The last three Doctors in the series, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, all wore costumes with a question mark motif, as did Tom Baker in his last season, in an ironic reference to the title of the series. Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Colin Baker all had question marks on the collars of their shirts, while Sylvester McCoy had a pullover covered in question marks and an umbrella with a handle in the shape of a question mark. This was the idea of the series' producer at the time, John Nathan-Turner, who believed it made the series more marketable. Tom Baker disliked the introduction of the question mark motif, while Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy have all admitted they were never completely happy with their costumes in the series. Davison came up with idea of a cricket theme to his costume but he felt the eventual costume looked too much like it had been designed. Colin Baker wanted a much darker costume instead of the one he ended up with, which he described as "an explosion in a rainbow factory". McCoy intensely disliked his pullover and said he would have insisted on a different one if the series had continued after 1989. See more »
This series is just too huge to put into words. Classic Who has so many
different styles and stories and protagonists. It's amazing concepts
and different, iconic things.things that are just common knowledge in
our culture today. Eight Doctors. Eight eras. There's just too much of
it to put into words. Doctor Who is just part of British culture due to
this fine, twenty six season long story of a time travelling alien.
Each Doctor's era is very different. They seem to have the same style
as the Doctor. The Doctor ran the show, with the exception of the First
Doctor (William Hartnell) to a degree, who let his companions take
charge. Each Doctor had unique personalities, and the style and stories
of Classic Who matched the Doctor they were assigned to.
The First Doctor was more of an adviser and let his companions take
control, but he was still a crazy, lovable alien just like his other
incarnations. The Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) is my favourite,
he's very childish but intelligent and was grown up when he needed to
be. The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) was the earthbound Doctor started
off as arrogant and annoyed, but gradually became more loving. The
Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) arguably made the show popular and is the
most known Classic Doctor. He's also arguably the most childish and
always had that huge smile.
The Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) was the youngest Classic Doctor, but
acted like the oldest at times. He's arguably the most unlucky Doctor
as he just wants fun but death surrounds him. The Sixth Doctor (Colin
Baker) is arguably (yes, again) the most disliked Doctor due to his
arrogance and choice of clothing (not his fault). He was very childish
and serious most of the time. The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) was
the clown to start off with, but gradually got much darker and more
manipulative but always remained childish. The Eighth Doctor (Paul
McGann) was probably the most human Doctor, and seemed to be one of the
most childish but had a hidden sadness and rage, leading into New Who.
The TARDIS is the Doctor's iconic time and space travelling machine. It
has became so iconic in British culture that if a child sees an old
police box, he'll/she'll probably shout "TARDIS!" and point. The Master
is the Doctor's nemesis, his Moriarty, who can also regenerate when
injured as they are both the aliens called Time Lords from Gallifrey.
Daleks are another iconic thing in Britain now, try and find somebody
who doesn't know what one is.
Of course, these are only brief descriptions and don't go into each
era, which usually matches the Doctor at the time. The series is so
massive that I could describe it for hours. So impressive. A small
concept became such an iconic show. Possibly more famous than Robin
Hood, another British achievement.
I gave this series a 9 for a reason, though. I believe the pacing is
too slow. It's hard to pay attention much of the time as things take so
long to happen. This was normal at the time of 1960s Doctor Who, but
not the extent this series. As fun and interesting as it is, it can
bore me to a very large extent. If only each story was cut in half, bar
some of the better paces stories.
So a huge cultural thing, but the series itself has a number of
problems. The concepts are so genius, though, that these can be
forgiven. I just find the series hard to watch a lot of the time. I'll
review New Who (2005-) separately.
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