Doctor Who is a British science fiction television program produced by the BBC. The program depicts the adventures of a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor who explores the universe in a sentient time machine called the TARDIS that flies through time and space. The exterior of the TARDIS appears as a blue police box. Along with a succession of companions, he faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help people, and right wrongs.
For those who are already fans, “The Doctor is In”. Seasons 1 through 6 beginning with the re-launch of the series in 2005 has delighted older fans and has opened up the door for an entire new wave of followers. JGRLS has episodes of many of the older seasons and all of the new ones.
Doctor Who originally ran from 1963 to 1989, and was re-launched
in 2005. The program is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world, and as the “most successful” science fiction series of all time.
The Doctor has been principally played by eleven actors. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show as regeneration, whereby the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and, to some extent, new personality. Although each portrayal is different, and on occasion the various incarnations have even met one another, they are all meant to be aspects of the same character.
For those of you who can’t get enough of the Doctor, here is a skit from Comic Relief 2007.