I was surfing the net today when I got a very geeky surprise. The new season of our favourite doctor will be upon us before we know it. The new adventures of the rogue Timelord from Gallifrey begin in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States on April 23. Perhaps to stop rampant piracy the show is being broadcast on the same schedule worldwide.
Doctor Who series promotion (Image - Space Channel)
For any of you who have read my blog for any amount of time will already know I am an unrepentant and incurable geek. It’s a sickness I’ve had since I was a grade school boy who grew up with Star Wars (the original un-fucked Han Solo shoots Greedo first version thank you very much George Lucas), Space 1999 and tales of a show called Star Trek that went off the air before I was born.
So it was around that time I first discovered the doctor. Kids would come to school telling tales of a British program they had seen on TV Ontario, about a man who travelled around to other planets in a phone booth. Not only could he travel to distant stars he could also go back and forth in time! He was Dr. Who, a Timelord who would solve mysteries and could not be killed. What slightly intelligent and socially maladjusted kid wouldn’t love that!
David Tennant as The Doctor standing outside the Tardis.