Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Family


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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.


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Creator:

Sydney Newman

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11 August 2003 | chanelit-1
Excellent
This is perhaps one of the finest sci-fi series ever made. The idea is simple; a timelord who travels through time and space in a TARDIS (in the shape of an old Police Box)with various companions to fight the forces of evil in the Universe.

The budget was never large, but the ideas and effort were outstanding. It started going downhill after Peter Davison finished his turn as the Doctor, mainly due to poor stories and weaker scripts, but with the right budget and some seasoned writers, this show could be very great again.

Well worth watching for the ideas alone - especially some of those in the Tom Baker era, this has a massive worldwide following and deservedly so.

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Trivia

Jon Pertwee's Doctor reflected the popularity of James Bond and his era featured a significant increase in filmed action sequences. The series even had its resident stunt team during this period. Pertwee brought his own love of fast cars, bikes, boats and planes to his action-orientated version of the character.


Quotes

The Doctor: I never carry weapons. If people see you mean them no harm, they never hurt you. Nine times out of ten.


Goofs

Peri Brown is a California girl, but often pronounces words in Nicola Bryant's English accent.


Crazy Credits

While several episodes made use of teaser sequences before the opening credits (though only a handful in the show's 26-year history), the 1970 7-part story "The Ambassadors of Death" was unique in that it was an experiment in changing the format of the opening credits that was not repeated. At the start of each chapter, the credits would begin as usual but end right after the title "Doctor Who" appeared (before the episode and writer titles appeared). A brief teaser then followed, followed by the remainder of the opening sequence, as usual. Another story from the same season, "Inferno", also altered the format of the opening credits slightly by showing the episode and writer titles over footage of bubbling lava.


Alternate Versions

Although there are over 100 lost episodes from the 1960s, all of them exist in audio-only form, due to fans' off-air recordings made at the time of broadcast. These have been issued in audiobook format.

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Genres

Adventure | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$293,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,279

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