10 Reasons to Geek Out Over Doctor Who

By Fox News Magazine, November 21, 2013
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This weekend, Doctor Who will be celebrating its 50th Anniversarywith the longest-running episode to date, “Day of the Doctor”.

 

And if you’re not familiar with the doctor, prepare to get your geek on.

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Like James Bond, many have filled the shoes of this time-travelling mad man with a box — (twelve to be exact!) including the likes of Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith, since the series reboot in 2005.

The 75 minute episode will premiere in cinemas and on TV globally Saturday, November 23rd. and in honor of this epic event, we’ve rounded up our favorite things of all time about the series.

 

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THE COMPANIONS

Who would Doctor Who be without his trusty companions? To date, he’s had a total of fourty-three. While that’s quite a handful, they’ve always been along for the ride and up for a good adventure.

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THE TARDIS

The TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) is the Doctor’s time machine. Blue on the outside, HUGE on the inside. So go on and color everything TARDIS blue — we won’t judge.

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VILLAINS

The Doctor has battled many villains throughout time, but some just keep coming back for more — especially Deleks, Cybermen, and Crying Angels.

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RIVER SONG

The Doctor and River Song have a long history — and it’s quite complicated. They first meet in reverse order … meaning, the first time they ever meet is the last time they shall ever meet. Confused? Well, like we said … it’s complicated.

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SONIC SCREWDRIVER

A multi-functional tool used by the Doctor. He mainly uses it pick locks, but it does other nifty things like medical scans, controlling other devices, and tracking pesky Daleks and other alien life forms.

You can even get your own Sonic Screwdriver over at ThinkGeek.com!

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BOWTIES

Not just for nerds, anymore! The Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, certainly made bowties suddenly hip.

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CONVERSE SNEAKERS

David Tennant, The Tenth Doctor made a bold statement with his signature converse sneakers.

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WHOVIANS

What’s not not to love about diehard Doctor Who fans?

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ONE LINERS

… and if you’re a Whovian, how many times do you work “EXTERMINATE!” into your daily vocabulary? The same goes for “Don’t Blink!” and “Spoilers”.

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THE DOCTOR

Last, (but certainly, not least) everyone has a favorite doctor. Who’s yours? Vote below.

Who is Your Favorite Doctor?

 

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