Doctor Who is a British television show that has exploded in popularity in the states, not to say that it hasn't had many fans here since its inception in 1963. Doctor Who fans celebrated the show's 50th anniversary last year to great fanfare (see Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor). For the uninitiated, Doctor Who follows the journeys of the Doctor and his companion through time and space; the Doctor is a Time Lord that travels in a time machine (called the TARDIS, for Time and Relative Dimension in Space) disguised as a blue British police box. Every few seasons or so the Doctor 'regenerates' into a new form (portrayed by a new actor) and his companions come and go. In 2005 the series underwent a reboot after some years of hiatus and has been going strong every since. Three actors have portrayed the Doctor since the show's reboot, and a new one is set to take over in the next season.
This list is presented in chronological order.
Doctor Who reinvents itself into a hip new hit for a new generation. Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger.
David Tennant steps into the role of the Doctor, now in his tenth incarnation. The second series is full of more thrills, more laughs, more heartbreak and some terrifying new aliens and old acquaintances.
The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions.
This is the season that introduces Catherine Tate as full-time companion Donna Noble, working alongside David Tennant's Doctor across time and space. And it's--against initial expectations--arguably the best combination since the show returned. There's no hint of romance between the pair, as they instead knuckle down to business, occasionally helped by the likes of Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, and Jack Harkness. And let's not forget the collection of monsters we meet this time around. The Daleks and Davros are the main attractions. After viewing the series, chances are you'll be counting shadows around you, and wary of getting on the wrong side of the Ood.
The next doctor: Christmas 1851, and Cybermen stalk Victorian London. The Doctor discovers a spate of mysterious deaths, and he's surprised to meet another Doctor. The two Doctors will need to be enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing.
After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his TARDIS is about to crash. After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated TARDIS, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life.
Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way the Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, Kazran Sardick. But Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve? Special features included.
This release combines the two halves of series six with the 2010 Christmas Special plus hours of bonus material to make a spectacular collectible that no fan will want to miss! The new series includes the first ever episodes shot in the US and promises new thrills, new monsters, and new adventures which will leave fans pinned to the edge of their seats. Special features included.
Madge Arwell and her kids escape war-torn London to a house in Dorset where a young caretaker who calls himself The Doctor is keeping house, sort of. Madge doesn't want to ruin Christmas for Lily and Cyril by telling them that their father may have been lost in an air fight over the English Channel. The Doctor gives the Arwells a mysterious gift that leads them into a magical world where they family has to be brave for their wishes to come true.
Join the Doctor, his companions Amy and Rory (aka the Ponds) and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild West adventure and are even kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest foe. The explosive series concludes with Amy and Rory's heart-breaking farewell and race against time through the streets of Manhattan.
Christmas Eve 1892 and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy-tales. When the fairy-tale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind or will he fight to save the world - and Christmas - from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?
The Doctor kicks off this new run of adventures by searching for his companion Clara--an Impossible Girl he's already lost twice. Together they find themselves battling mosters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face to face with an army of upgraded Cybermen.
The world's longest-running sci-fi series is celebrating it's 50th anniversary with an explosive special. A celebration of Doctor Who unlike any other. "In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them - the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. This landmark episode is bound to be a thrilling adventure for the ages.