BBC Doctor Who Blog - A Beginner’s Guide to the Doctors

As the Doctor himself said on Trenzalore, he’s had loads of bodies. That’s because the Doctor is a Time Lord, and Time Lords have the ability to regenerate their bodies when they’re worn out or dying. This means that his old body transforms into a new one, along with a new appearance and persona – a brand new Doctor! But underneath these surface changes, he’s still the same man, the same hero and adventurer.
The series finale gave us glimpses of many Doctors, including the very first - that was the white-haired figure that Clara spoke to at the beginning of the episode. We saw the ‘impossible girl’ interrupt him as he was about to steal a TARDIS, advising him to take the time machine that he still travels in today. The Second Doctor was the man wearing a big, furry coat and the Third was behind the wheel of his trusty old car, Bessie. It’s clear that every Doctor has a distinctive look – tall and handsome, short and impish, old, young… All different! But what’s more exciting is their unique personalities and eccentricities - you can read more by following the links below. You’ll see that the Doctor has always been a hero, but in different ways in different times.
The guide shows the Doctors - click on any of them and you’ll be taken to a page that gives you the low down on that particular Doctor. What they were like, who they travelled with and what caused them to regenerate. If you want to find out more, simply follow the links to their stories and you’ll discover some brilliant clips from their adventures, galleries, fact files and much more. We’ll be adding much more in the coming months, but for now, here’s a guide to the greatest hero of them all: The Doctor….

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BBC Doctor Who Blog - A Beginner’s Guide to the Doctors

As the Doctor himself said on Trenzalore, he’s had loads of bodies. That’s because the Doctor is a Time Lord, and Time Lords have the ability to regenerate their bodies when they’re worn out or dying. This means that his old body transforms into a new one, along with a new appearance and persona – a brand new Doctor! But underneath these surface changes, he’s still the same man, the same hero and adventurer.

The series finale gave us glimpses of many Doctors, including the very first - that was the white-haired figure that Clara spoke to at the beginning of the episode. We saw the ‘impossible girl’ interrupt him as he was about to steal a TARDIS, advising him to take the time machine that he still travels in today. The Second Doctor was the man wearing a big, furry coat and the Third was behind the wheel of his trusty old car, Bessie. It’s clear that every Doctor has a distinctive look – tall and handsome, short and impish, old, young… All different! But what’s more exciting is their unique personalities and eccentricities - you can read more by following the links below. You’ll see that the Doctor has always been a hero, but in different ways in different times.

The guide shows the Doctors - click on any of them and you’ll be taken to a page that gives you the low down on that particular Doctor. What they were like, who they travelled with and what caused them to regenerate. If you want to find out more, simply follow the links to their stories and you’ll discover some brilliant clips from their adventures, galleries, fact files and much more. We’ll be adding much more in the coming months, but for now, here’s a guide to the greatest hero of them all: The Doctor….

Read now: BBC Doctor Who Blog - A Beginner’s Guide to the Doctors

i finally started watching doctor who

siriuswack:

so much of the internet makes more sense now.

theleopardsaid:

HOLY —— DOCTOR WHO IS AMAZING WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO WATCH THIS MARVELOUS THING??????

Put on Doctor Who, Mum stops what she’s doing and starts to watch it.

alicesnotsowonderland:

I’m so proud. I think I’ve turned my mother into a part time Whovian.

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fullcirclefan: Where do I start watching Doctor Who?

fullcirclefan:

So, since there will be no Sherlock until Fall *sobs*, I need something to do. I am embarrassed to admit that I have never seen Doctor Who. I KNOW, I KNOW. So, help a gal out. Where do I start?

Go leave fullcirclefan your suggestions!

A true whovian...

  • New to Who Fan:
    What if the Doctor was real?
  • True Whovian:
    What do you mean "if"?
  • New to Who Fan:
    Like what if the TARDIS just showed up and the Doctor popped his head out and was like "travel with me"?
  • True Whovian:
    It will happen and I will go. Now shut up and catch up before this weekend.

evolvethought:

I GOT MY BROTHER TO WATCH DOCTOR WHO!!!!! We’re gonna have Who nights soon! Oh the brotherly bonding and laughing and crying and all the adventures we’ll have!

evolvethought:

I GOT MY BROTHER TO WATCH DOCTOR WHO!!!!! We’re gonna have Who nights soon! Oh the brotherly bonding and laughing and crying and all the adventures we’ll have!

(Source: outpostgallifrey)

Ok I need some help...

  • Hi my friends, I have a story for you. So I was eating lunch with one of my guy friends (who I happen to have a giant crush on) and I convinced him to watch and episode of Doctor Who with me. He's never seen it before and I really don't know which episode to start with (so many good ones). I was thinking of starting with "Blink" but I'm not sure he'll like it. Any suggestions?

deeras23:

Introducing my 6yr old cousin to Doctor Who and starting with The Eleventh Hour. Fingers crossed she likes it

deeras23:

Introducing my 6yr old cousin to Doctor Who and starting with The Eleventh Hour. Fingers crossed she likes it

(Source: legen-drumrollplease-dary)

You can start watching Doctor Who, at any point in its history. You don’t have to catch up with the rest of it. It’s a very simple myth. It’s a man that can travel anywhere in time and space in a box that’s bigger on the inside. That’s as much format as we have. You can join it at any time and absolutely get ahold of it. Dare I say it, I think it’s just one of the greatest pieces of entertainment that’s ever been. That’s why we latch onto it. It’s terrific! It’s simple to understand what it’s about, and it’s hugely entertaining. And every so often, it completely reinvents itself to feel like a whole new era. It always feels at home in the present day because it always adapts itself. We are, after all, on our 11th leading man.
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Are you a Doctor Who virgin who wants to start watching the Time Lord’s adventures, but is daunted by the fact that the British science-fiction show’s half-century history now encompasses literally dozens of seasons, not to mention 11 small screen Doctors, two ’60s-era films, one TV movie, and numerous specials?

Good news! You don’t have to watch every episode of Doctor Who to know what’s going on. In fact, that’s impossible “thanks” to the BBC’s habit during the ’60s and ’70s of wiping the show’s tapes.

So where should non-Whovian readers start viewing?

Clicky for the answers….

icingonthecape: All the tumblr gifs…

icingonthecape:

All the tumblr gifs convinced me to start watching Doctor Who. Where has this been all my life? Can’t. Stop. Watching.

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omnom-tiger: Crap! I’m a Whovian. I blame tumblr.

omnom-tiger:

Crap! I’m a Whovian. I blame tumblr.

(Source: the-doctorsamuel)

RAINBOWSANDBOWTIES: I MADE MY GIRLFRIEND INTO A WHOVIAN!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

#doctor who  #whovians  #my girlfriend  #now a whovian  #mission accomplished 

(Source: destination-mari)

thewanderingvocabulary: how do you do it?

thewanderingvocabulary:

how do you do it

im on like the 3rd episode of Doctor Who season 3 and how do you do it 

how do you not just dIE from emotions 

o wise ones of wisdom 

tell me your ways

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