Nerd Post #2 – Doctor Who

I am sure that in some time in the 4 months I’ve been writing this blog that I’ve mentioned Doctor Who. If I haven’t, I’m very sorry to all of the Whovians out there.

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Few may know it, but I am an avid watcher of the UK Sci-Fi television program Doctor Who. And as many of you are now thinking, yes, I am a massive dork who enjoys alien time travelers and teleporting phone boxes.

Many of you have asked me certain questions of you about my opinion of the show and such (Do you like Matt Smith? What is the Tardis? Aren’t you American?) I have decided to make a little question-and-answer like area today to put you all on the right track. Enjoy! 🙂

What is Doctor Who?

Doctor Who is a Sci-Fi television program that features the Doctor, a time traveling space alien, who rides around in a blue phone box with his companion to help the world(s) with their endless troubles. He can go back in the past or forward into the future. The Doctor also never dies as each time he is dying, he regenerates and changes form. It’s fun to watch, but like all television programs, not every episode is likeable.

What is the “Tardis”?

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I laughed at the person who sent this to me because they put the Tardis in quotation marks, like it has it’s own show. The “Tardis”, as it was referred to, is a time machine that contains lots of equipment and inside is about the size of a good-sized house. The funny part is that it is about the size of a normal phone box, since the chameleon circuit (which changes its shape) broke down and left it in that shape and size. It makes a perfect disguise for the Doctor, unless he is hanging out in 17th century England.

What is a companion?

A companion is someone who accompanies the Doctor on his many travels. They help with his plans and provide him company, since it is lonely being a forever-living space alien.

What is a dalek?

A Dalek! It took me about seven episodes into when I first started watching Doctor Who to find out what a Dalek was. A Dalek reminds me of R2D2, in his size and everything. So just imagine R2D2 going around killing innocent people and wanting world dominance. That’s a Dalek in the kindest way I can put it.

What do you think of Matt Smith?

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For those of you who are uneducated, Matt Smith is the eleventh Doctor. And I like him. You know, I really did like David Tennant, but like every other Doctor, your time must end and someone else has to take over. And I think Matt Smith, so far, has done a really nice job as the Doctor. And I think he is quite fit, so my opinion could be swayed by that 🙂 But no, I really do like him and can’t wait to see how he brings the Doctor to life even more.

Aren’t you American?

Haha yes I am. But that’s like looking at me strangely because I’m eating a taco, since I’m obviously not Mexican. In truth, I am a true Anglophile who cannot be cured and one afternoon, sitting around my house bored to tears, I flipped to BBCA and found this charming little program Doctor Who. So, even though I am American and living red, white and blue, I watch British television and enjoy it and even write trivial little blog posts about it.

Well, thee were all of the questions that I was asked about Doctor Who. If you would like to know anything else, feel free to comment or send me an email at mo425@q.com. And..bonus stuff time!

CHAMELEON CIRCUIT! Chameleon Circuit is a Trock (Time Lord Rock) band who writes song about Doctor Who. They were featured in the official Doctor Who magazine. The band features Alex Day, Liam Dryden, Charlie McDonnell and Chris Beattie. Their music is super interesting and I love listening to it! Plus, I have a major crush on Charlie McDonnell. He’s honestly like my twin. I find it quite…weird?

Charlie McDonnell in front of the "Tardis"
It's Chameleon Circuit album artwork!

Chameleon Circuit’s “An Awful Lot of Running”

 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope that you’ve been completely educated on Doctor Who and that comes with the whole franchise.

-Morgan

P.S. I hope you are all liking my “Nerd Posts”. They are something I’m trying out, so please give me feedback!

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