What is it about Doctor Who that has captured the imagination of the world for 50 years (with a wee break in the middle)? Is it the space travel, the up-to-the-moment special effects, the scary monsters, the friendships, the pretty, fiery travelling companions or the exotic travel destinations that are literally out of this world? Is it because the Sci-Fi series is embued with a childlike curiosity, optimism, and love for adventure?
For me in addition to all of the above, I think it’s also the quintessential British humour dappled throughout the episodes. From Peter Davison’s leek button hole (the fifth Doctor) to Donna Noble’s cracking one liners (travelling companion to the tenth Doctor).
“Rose: If you’re an alien, why do you sound like you come from the north?
The Doctor: Lots of planets have a north.”
From what I gather, people are either lovers or haters or Doctor Who – much like Harry Potter.
Many of their adventures revolve around London. Practically and logistically it makes sense with the BBC studios being here for many years, but as London is on of the coolest cities in the world, it also makes sense. Who wouldn’t want an adventure here? (refer to blog name if confussled).
There are many sets around the UK as well though;
They have dreamed up some amazing worlds, settings and scenarios over the years it’s impossible to pick a favourite. I’ve tried. One question that haunts me is, if you’re faced with the option to travel where ever, when ever you wanted go, how do you pick?
What time period and destination would you travel forward or back to given the chance?