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Doctor Who Crash Course

20 Sep

The British television show, Doctor Who, is an easy show to be obsessed with. There’s so much richness about it, so much that could be debated, just so much surrounding it. The Doctor Who culture includes a long history, a huge fandom (“Whovians”), behind-the-scenes (“Confidentials”) of every episode (Update: Doctor Who Confidential has been cancelled), holiday specials, and a fan-based band (“Chameleon Circuit”) which plays Timelord Rock – a new genre inspired by the show.

Doctor Who originally ran from 1963 to 1989. Classic Who, as it’s known, is very different from the rebooted version that made its debut in 2005. Potential viewers need not worry that they have all those seasons (or series, as they say in the UK) to catch up on; there are a number of different starting points to break into the show. More on that in a bit. Continue reading