Wait… I missed something!?

Being a previous Whovian re-watching for diversity was extremely interesting. Upon re-watching I also have noticed the foreshadowing and clues they put in to the future start earlier than previously noticed. For example, bad wolf begins in season 1 but the Doctor and Rose don’t notice that it is following them around the universe until the middle of season 2. As early as the beginning of season 2 you notice the vote Saxon posters in the background which aren’t apart of the story until the end of season 3. In season 3 there is also the use of the Timelords heartbeat which comes into play in season 4 with the Doctor Donna and the specials after leading to the Tenth Doctors death and regeneration. In season 5 you begin to see these cracks appearing that seem to focus in on Amelia Pond, which then cause a whole issue in season 5 and lead to the grand ending which is that the crack caused by the exploding TARDIS. Another larger clue was the ‘Silence will Fall, Doctor’ this was used in season 5 for the large plot line set up of season 6.

Within other little story lines amongst the longer storyline there are also clues as to what the truth or future will bring. A prime example of this is in the episode “Utopia” they had professor Y.A.N.A. which stood for You Are Not Alone which is what the Face of Boe told the Doctor before he died. In the same episode, they also have Jack present for all he tells the Doctor which leads up to the big reveal that the Face of Boe is Jack at the end of the story; though how he made that transformation is never revealed. In the “Time of Drums” as the toclafane are invading the Master begins playing a song in which they are referred to as your future which is a clue as to what the toclafane really are. Another is the Doctors hand being cut off and falling to earth in “The Christmas Invasion” because Jack comes back into play with the hand as a Doctor tracker which also leads to the Master getting the hand and using it for his purposes. Later the hand is used at the end of season four when the Doctor gets struck by a dalek and regenerated, he used it to keep his form and syphon off the excess energy which comes into play with creating a new Doctor and the creation of the Doctor Donna.

I love seeing the different things that the writers set up whether it be for the season or for a long-term plot hidden in the background for a long-term plot line or just within an episode storyline. It is a lot of fun to see all the little things that if you hadn’t seen in the show before when watching the show because they don’t connect in your mind as an important detail. This says that the writers have an idea where the show is going and they are going to do what they can to keep the viewers interested.

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Doctor Who’s….Fandom!

Okay! I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with the number of fandoms, and their dedication to Doctor Who. When i first started watching the show, i never rally saw what the big deal was. But just like a vacuum, i got pulled in. The Doctor Who fandom, is pretty diverse concerning countries, societies, age, language…and they even have organizations (how amazing is that?!).

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 The Doctor Who Fandom Cycle

One great expression of how much people love the show was in Australia, when the show got cancelled and viewers were really upset. Then, avid Australian viewers of the show went ahead to form the Doctor Who Club of Australia.  If you have the time or interest, please do check it out, it’s very cool. There are also several clubs like this all over the world. It’s really cool, to know that so many people love Doctor Who, some even find it as a bridge for them to “fit in” or be comfortable. It is very nice to know that the show really helped a lot of people in many ways, especially in helping them to connect with each-other.There are also a lot of magazines, events, conventions, and fan-made videos relating to Doctor Who. The show has a really big Fandom, it’s very amazing. There is a wide variety of fans, in different social statuses. even HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II is a fan. The best part is that these fans describe themselves as Whovians.

If ever you have the time, please check out the numerous fandoms. Who knows, you might just get pulled in too!

 

 

 

Whovian 101

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While sitting down with my friend and discussing classes, I told her to take the Doctor Who IS 201 class, and she asked me what it was all about, and after i explained that there is Classic Who and New Who, I did not know what else to tell her because there was so much to tell. So, I figured that if someone should ask me about Doctor Who, I’m going to give them my Whovian 101 lesson on the 5 major things to know about Doctor Who (Now, I do not really know how to explain these to someone in a professional way, so i thought i’ll explain it to my own understanding), which are:

#1  Who is The Doctor?

The Doctor is a Time Lord, who comes from a planet called Gallifrey. The Gallifreyans are these mighty human look-alikes, that have ruled the universe for 10 millions years. The Time Lords, rule the space and time vortex, and in my understanding they are/were the most powerful creatures in the universe. After a bad Time War, between the Time Lords and The Daleks (which are the most annoying Archnemesis of The Doctor) that resulted in both sides getting “destroyed”, The Doctor found the TARDIS which was broken, and fixed it up (..and threw out the manual), and began travelling through the Universe, and manipulating history in good ways. Plus, the Doctor is almost immortal, because he regenerates. Futhermore, although there are different people who have acted as the Doctor, he is really one person. Think of him as someone with many faces.

#2 What is a TARDIS?

Time and Relative Dimension in Space. it’s better to say TARDIS, really. well, the Tardis, is this time travelling machine, that helps the Doctor travel through time, and other dimensions (..rarely). It is disguised as Police Box, to make it less obvious to people, and it can become invisible. Also, it is way bigger on the inside. Why is it disguised as a Police Box? well, it is known that it had many other disguises, but it got stuck as a Police Box, and The Doctor just left it as that. Additionally, it you look into the heart of the TARDIS  (..i think), you’ll see whatever you desire or so. The energy of the TARDIS also plays a part in The Doctor’s regenerations.

#3 Why does The Doctor regenerate?

Well, in order for The Doctor to escape death or any fetal/chronic injury, his body needs to renew, and with the help of the TARDIS energy, he regenerates. Actually, all Time Lords regenerate when dealing with major injuries. it’s just like restarting a story, only this time you know what to do, and when to do it. Also, when he regenerates, he becomes a different person physically, and acquire a new personality. The regeneration cycle is really good for The Doctor, i mean, what good will it be if he dies.

#4 Does The Doctor have any partners?

We Whovians like to refere to The Doctor’s “partners” as Companions.These companions are mostly women, and they each have their own unique behaviors and skills. Basically, they are The Doctor’s sidekicks. how he meets his different companions differs in time, and environment, but the situation are most times thesame.

#5 Captain Jack Harkness

Yes, i know that he is not really as important as the Doctor, but somehow he bacame a huge part of Doctor Who. He’s this over-confident young man from the Boeshane Penisula in the 51st century Earth, that was a Time Agent. Along the road of the series, we get to see that he becomes a loyal friend to The Doctor, and when the Daleks killed him, then Rose ( a Companion) brought him back to life. The Doctor then sends him way back in time to start over, and in those long years, Jack discovered that he cannot die. Later, we recieve this big shock, that he became the Face of Boe. Futhermore, he was like a companion, but one who could come and go as frequent as he chooses (i guess).

I know there are many more major things to know about Dr. Who, but this are the only 5 “basic” major things about DW that i could think about.