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Doctor Who Turns 50

POLICE вOX DOCTOR WHO 50 TURNS A regenerating 1000-year-old alien who travels through time and space in his time machine/phone booth with an array of sidekicks and fashion accessories - who could have guessed he would last this long? THEN VS. NOW 1st 11th FIRST DOCTOR 11TH DOCTOR played by played by William Hartnell Matt Smith 1963 - 1966 2010 - 2013 Age 55 Age 27 • At age 55, William Hartnell was the oldest • At age 27, Matt Smith is the youngest actor actor to ever play the Doctor. to ever play the Doctor. Accessory BLUE SIGNET RING Accessory BOWTIE AND FEZ • The 1st Doctor wore • Wears iconic bowtie a blue signet ring and fez as instantly that had many recognizable fashion special properties. accessories. Companion SUSAN FOREMAN Companion AMY POND • The Doctor's first companion was • The Doctor's first companion Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford), was Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), the Doctor's granddaughter. "The Girl Who Waited". Other facts Other facts • Due to Hartnell's health issues, writers added •Uses a revamped sonic screwdriver, the Dr's ability to regenerate into a new body so the show could continue. a useful tool that can open doors (among about a million other abilities). • The 1st Doctor regenerated into the • The Original Sonic Screwdriver was 2nd Doctor (played by Patrick Troughton) on October 29, 1966. actually popularized by 2nd Doctor (Patrick Troughton). MOST INFAMOUS ENEMY: MOST INFAMOUS ENEMY: The Daleks (Still) The Daleks DOCTOR BY THE 792 106 11 42 NUMBERS TOTAL EPISODES FROM LOST EPISODES DOCTORS COMPANIONS 1963 TO 2013 * The BBC recorded over most of their TV reels from the 1960s, and almost half of those are still missing. A TIMELINE COMPARISON Doctor Who, the longest-running science A revival was attempted in fiction show in history, originally aired in 1963, spanning seven incarnations of the Successfully brought back in 2005. 1996 as a television movie. Doctor until its cancellation in 1989. Period show 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 on the air DOCTOR WHO STAR TREK TWILIGHT ZONE BRADY BUNCH M*A*S*H FULL HOUSE 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 -WHY DO WE LOVE THE DOCTOR? He's got a great fashion sense (and great hair). He's an alien from a distant, forgotten planet and has taken a special interest in Earth, always managing to save the day without the use of weapons -- basically, he's a superhero. POLICE BOX He's a role model: imperfect, but always trying to do the right thing. He can transform himself into a completely new person, allowing the character to evolve and change with the times. He's usually kind, quirky, and creative. THE FAVORITE DOCTORS 1st 2nd 3rd Poll conducted by YouGov in the United Kingdom David Tennant Tom Baker Matt Smith June 2013 2006-2009 | 10th Doctor 1974-1981 | 4th Doctor 2010-2013 | 11th Doctor THE NEXT DOCTOR The Doctor will regenerate into his 12th incarnation in the 2013 Christmas Special, played by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi. Sources presented by DIRECT SELECT TV.COM Image Credits Doctor Who characters are copyright by N NOWSOURCING The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Doctor Who Turns 50

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