"Doctor Who": a look into the past and guide for beginners
Cinema / / December 19, 2019
October 7 will start the new season of the legendary series. Layfhaker said than famous "Doctor Who" and where better to start browsing.
What does all this show?
"Doctor Who" - the longest-running science fiction series in the world. At the moment, it came 37 seasons and more than 800 episodes (including all kinds of Christmas releases and feature film in 1996).
Exciting adventures of the protagonist, the talented balance between drama and science fiction, mild comic stories, creative low-budget special effects, innovative use of the electronic music and thought-out concept of the world with its history and characters - like for this series worldwide.
Speaking of the "Doctor Who", we usually have in mind the last 10 seasons the franchise. Showing the classic series ended in 1989, and in 2005 an updated "Doctor Who" returned to the screens. From this point numbering seasons zeroed, and the plot is built so that you can watch without knowing the history.
Who is the doctor?
Doctor - Time Lord from Gallifrey planet. Doctors real name is unknown, and the answer to that question could endanger the existence of the universe. The doctor called to save humanity from alien enemies. In the name of this good purpose it is always ready to sacrifice themselves. Being on the verge of death, the Doctor regenerated, turning into quite a new character with a different appearance, consciousness and character.
Who accompanies the Doctor on his travels?
From season to season the protagonist to help defeat the enemy faithful companions. Most often it is a cute young girl, but sometimes there are men, and even robotic dog. The classic series of Doctor was deprived of human instincts, so love the line in the series between him and his companion, as a rule, does not arise. However, after restarting some of the girls fell in love with young-looking reincarnation of the Doctor, and he answered them in return.
What is the TARDIS?
TARDIS - the car moving in time and space. She knows how to adapt to the environment and to make the most inconspicuous form. But the Doctor's TARDIS is broken and always looks like an old British police box. This is the main transport Doctor and his companions, and one of the main characters of the franchise.
And who fights Doctor?
In his travels, the Doctor is constantly faced with a variety of aggressive aliens. But there are major enemies, battles which take place in almost every season.
The enemies of the human race, self-learning, and very dangerous. Captured by the idea of the destruction of everything.
People are enclosed in a metal shell, and is completely devoid of human emotion. They seek to turn every living thing in the cybernetic.
In the distant past - the best friend of the Doctor with the planet Gallifrey. In the present - his worst enemy, although sometimes he tries to get back on the path of correction. Master - another Time Lord, who also recovered, being on the verge of death.
Do a series of interconnected?
Most often, each series tells about an individual adventure, sometimes 2-3 episodes are combined in a common plot. But as a rule, within each season there is a common "arch". Heroes face with the mention of a character or event and the meaning of the keynote opened in the last series of the season.
In what order to watch the show?
Viewing is recommended to start with 10 seasons of the modern "Doctor Who" in chronological order. Do not forget about the special editions that precede each season. It has already become a traditional Christmas broadcast series between seasons. Do not ignore the additional issues that are related to the story, reveal the mysteries of the previous season, or is preceded by the first series of the next.
If you watched the entire series of the modern "Doctor Who", proceed to the classic TV series. Try starting with the first season of 1963. If you do not appreciate the film industry of the 1960s, go to the 12th season. Picture by 1974 became a color, but the quality has improved. Fourth Doctor in the performance of Tom Baker as the best classic Doctor and writer of several seasons was Douglas Adams, author of novels of the series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
The memorable ninth Doctor?
- Performer of the Doctor: Christopher Eccleston.
- satellites: Rose Tyler, Adam Mitchell, Jack Harkness.
- Favorite phrase: Fantastic!
- Season: 1.
A characteristic feature of the Ninth Doctor - sentimentality. In the first season demonstrated a rare case when the Doctor comes in the wake of his companion, and allows her to see a dead father. Ninth Doctor is in no hurry to engage in the battle itself, preferring to motivate this his companions that never speaks of his cowardice. The first of the doctors, whose hair was very short and laconic style prevailed: trousers, jacket, heavy boots, and no bright accessories.
And the tenth?
- Performer of the Doctor: David Tennant.
- satellites: Rose Tyler, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Jack Harkness.
- Favorite phrase: Molto bene, Allons-y!
- Season: 2–4.
Tenth Doctor appears before the audience talkative, good-natured, witty and daring, but it becomes more serious when dealing with enemies. Despite the apparent unconcern, in the soul of Dr. deeply lonely. He causes suffering to the idea that satellites will sooner or later leave him. Besides, charming character began an affair with his companion Rose Tyler.
David Tennata recognized as the best performer of the role of the Doctor Tom Baker era. He played the role for three seasons, and then starred in several more global special issue.
What surprised the eleventh Doctor?
- Performer of the Doctor: Matt Smith.
- satellites: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Clara Oswald.
- Favorite phrase: Geronimo!
- Season: 5–7.
With the arrival of the Eleventh Doctor in the series he was replaced by showrunner. The main author of "Doctor Who" was Steven Moffat ( "Sherlock»). In the new version the hero is similar to the previous disposition. He is carefree, talkative, cheerful and cunning. But he added more amusing antics and children's features. Yet he is very concerned about their appearance: strives to look good in front of the enemy, even if the balance hangs the fate of the entire planet.
As part of the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor series celebrated its 50th anniversary. special episode was released, in which there was the tenth Doctor, previously unknown to the reincarnation of a military doctor (John Hurt), as well as all the previous mentioned performers of this role.
But what distinguished the twelfth Doctor?
- Performer of the Doctor: Peter Capaldi.
- companion: Clara Oswald, Bill Potts.
- Season: 8–10.
Twelfth Doctor became a kind of return to the origins of the franchise. At the time of the eighth season of Peter Capaldi was 55 years old, as well as the actor playing the first Doctor William Hartnell and behavior he often copies the Third Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee. Also in the form of eleven Doctors became more "alien" features.
Dr. Peter Capaldi played focused and purposeful in their fight against the enemies. He does not care whether his character will count those whom he saves. The seriousness of the character says and the absence of the beloved Twelfth Doctor catchy phrase. Last season, the tenth of his adventures have announced a "soft reset" by launching a new storyline to attract viewers to their screens.
What to expect from the new season?
The eleventh season of "Doctor Who" series brings a lot of changes. Doctor regenerated for the first time in a woman (Jodie Whittaker). This is to be expected, since in the previous season for the first time showed a female wizard. In addition, the new character will be just three satellites that happened in the series is extremely rare.
Also, the "Doctor Who" showrunner changed. Steven Moffat, directed the TV series since 2010, resigned from his post. Now responsible for the production of Chris Chibnell already working on the script of some episodes. The general public, he is known for the series "Brodchorch".
What else to see in anticipation of the premiere?
In the eleventh season of "Doctor Who" is expected 10 episodes plus a Christmas special edition. But in addition to the main series have several spin-offs that will help brighten up the waiting continued.
The series tells the story of the events in the Cardiff branch of the fictional Torchwood Institute, who has been studying paranormal phenomena. In contrast to the older man, "Torchwood" is an age limit and is not recommended for family viewing. By the way, the main character of the series - Jack Harkness, who, as in "Doctor Who", played by John Barrowman.
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Designed for children and teens spin-off, which tells about the adventures of Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah - one of the most popular companions of the classic "Doctor Who." Fans of the modern adaptation of it is known on the second and fourth season, which appeared in several episodes. In "The Sarah Jane Adventures" about once a season, and he looked Doctor.
Spin-off of "Doctor Who", filmed in the genre of science fiction and the youth tells about the events taking place at the Academy of Coal Hill. A sort of cameo - appearance in the TV series Twelfth Doctor by Peter Capaldi.