23 November, 2013

The First 50 Years

Actor: William Hartnell
Companions: Susan (Grand-daughter), Ian, Barbara, Vicki, Steven, Katarina, Sara, Dodo, Polly, Ben
Enemies: Daleks, Meddling Monk, Cybermen
Last Adventure: Worn out from battling the Cybermen, the Doctor regenerates in front of Ben and Polly

Actor: Patrick Troughton
Companions: Ben, Polly, Jamie, Victoria, Zoe
Enemies: Cybermen, The Great Intelligence, Ice Warriors, Time Lords
Last Adventure: After calling the Time Lords for help, the Time Lords capture the Doctor and put him on trial for interfering in the universe (a Time Lord no-n0). They maroon him on Earth and force a regeneration.

Actor: Jon Pertwee
Companions / Assistants: Liz, Jo, Brigadier, Sarah Jane
Enemies: Autons, the Master, Sontarans
Last Adventure: Battling sentient spiders, he regenerated after radiation poisoning on Metebelis III in front of the Brigadier and Sara Jane

Actor: Tom Baker
Companions: Sarah Jane, Harry, Brigadier, Leela, K-9, Romana I & II, Kamelion, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan
Enemies: the Master, Daleks, Cybermen
Last Adventure: Battling the Master, the Doctor falls from a satellite dish, forcing a regeneration in front of Adric, Nyssa and Tegan.

Actor: Peter Davison
Companions: Tegan, Nyssa, Adric, Turlough, Kameleon, Peri
Enemies: the Master,Cybermen, the Black Guardian,
Last Adventure: After being poisoned along with Peri, the Doctor receives enough antidote for one person, he gives the dose to Peri and the poison forces his regeneration.

Actor: Coling Baker
Companions: Peri, Melanie
Enemies: Cybermen, Daleks, Time Lords, the Rani
Last Adventure: Having defeated the Valeyard, (an evil future incarnation of the Doctor), the Doctor continues to travel with Melanie. When he ultimately regenerates, Melanie is unconscious and unaware of his regeneration.

Actor: Sylvester McCoy
Companions: Melanie, Ace
Enemies: the Rani, Cybermen, Daleks, the Master
Last Adventure: The Doctor was called upon to transport to transport the remains of the Master from Skaro (where he was executed) to Gallifrey. After the Master escaped, the Doctor landed on Earth where he was he shot multiple times. Anaesthetics given him by an Earth hospital hindered his regeneration cycle.

Actor: Paul McGann
Companions: Grace, Charlie, Lucie
Enemies: the Master, Cybermen,
Last Adventure: Trying to save a woman from a crashing ship, the Doctor fails to make it back to the Tardis in time. Crash landing on the planet Skarn, the Sisters of the Flame help him force a new regeneration to help fight in the Time Wars.

Actor: Christopher Eccleston
Companions: Rose, Captain Jack
Enemies: Autons, Daleks
Last Adventure: After Rose Tyler inhaled the heart of the Tardis, the Doctor sacrificed himself to draw the energies which were fatal to Rose, out of her. No one is meant to do that, not even a Time Lord. Though channelling the energies back into the Tardis, he was forced to regenerate.

Actor: David Tennant
Companions: Rose, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Captain Jack
Enemies: Cybermen, Daleks, Cassandra, Weeping Angels, Sontarans, The Master
Last Adventure: The Doctor absorbs a dangerous amount of radiation after Donna's father accidentally triggers the dose. The Doctor doesn't regenerate immediately and has time to say good-bye to all his former companions before he does so.

Actor: Matt Smith
Companions: Amy, Rory, River Song, Clara
Enemies: Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Weeping Angels, Silurians, the Silence, the Great Intelligence
Last Adventure: Yet To Be Seen

Other Actors Who Have Played the Doctor

Actor: Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin)
Story: Doctor Who and the Daleks / Daleks Invasion of Earth: 2150 A.D.
Notes: Peter Cushing played Dr. Who in two films which were are not considered canon. Dr.Who creates a time machine and takes his family on a trip through time.

Actor: Richard Hurndall
Story: the Five Doctors
Notes: Richard Hurndall portrays the first Doctor in the Five Doctors episode. Though not the same actor, he is considered canon.

Actor: Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean)
Story: Curse of the Fatal Death
Notes: In a spoof of Doctor Who, Rowan plays an alternate ninth Doctor briefly before he is forced to regenerate while battling the Master and the Daleks. The Doctor regenerates several times in the same episode and other actors who have played the Doctor include, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbend, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumly

05 February, 2013

Doctor Who (New Series) - Part 82 "The Doctor Dances"

With the Doctor, Rose and Jack backed up against the wall, the Doctor has a brilliant idea. With the sick residents acting like the child searching for it's mummy, he orders them to "GO TO YOUR ROOM". Reluctantly they return to their beds. Meanwhile, the Empty Child has cornered Nancy back at the house she was pillaging for food, but suddenly he also stops and walks away, much to her disbelief. The Doctor is relieved his plan worked as he believes those would have been terrible last words.

Nancy watches the Empty Child walk away. She softly calls him Jamie and is sad to see him leave. She finally decides to leave the house when a little boy that lives in the house scares her, as he's wearing a gas mask. He takes it off and calls for his parents. His dad calls the police and mocking asks Nancy if there is anything else in the house she would like. To his shock, she tells him exactly what she wants: wire cutters, a peak inside the food cabinet once more and to use the bathroom. She reveals she knows about his affair. Reluctantly, he agrees to her demands, wiping the sweat from his brow.

Continuing the examination of the hospital ward, the Doctor discovers a room where the Empty Child (Jamie) was questioned by Dr. Constantine. They discover a tape with a recording of the interview but suddenly the tape comes to an end and Jamie continues to speak. The Doctor suddenly realizes this is what the Empty Child recognizes as his room. Suddenly, the child appears in the room. As the Doctor, Rose and Jack escape, the child begins to break through the wall. The child then calls the other residents of the ward and the other zombie like people begin chasing the three.

When they finally retreat to a room with no exit, Jack uses his ships teleporter to escape. The Doctor attempts to break out using his sonic screwdriver but Jack radio's the Doctor and Rose and tells them he'll teleport them out also once he's made some recalibration. To pass the time, Jack plays the same Glen Miller song him and Rose danced to on top of his Chula ship. While they wait, Rose asks the Doctor to dance. As they discuss Jack, (and weather the Doctor can dance), they are unaware they've suddenly been teleported. Jack says they make a cute couple. He then admits to Rose the Doctor may have a valid reason not to trust him. During his time as a Time Agent, Jack woke up one day to find two years of his memories wiped out.

Nancy takes the wire cutters to investigate the fallen Chula ambulance. She knows this is the site where Jamie died earlier. The military, however, have the area surrounded by barbed wire. She cuts her way in using the wire cutters but is soon caught. The guard assigned to watch her suddenly begins asking for his mummy as his face morphs into a gas mask. He's had no direct contact with Jamie so the nanogenes are now being transmitted via the air.

After considering all the information before him, the Doctor realizes what's going on. He confronts Nancy and has her admit she isn't Jamie's sister, but a very young and unwed mother. As Jamie closes in on her, she admits the truth and tells Jamie so. She hugs him, which excites the nanogenes. But instead of changing Nancy, they scan her parent DNA and conclude she is the master template, the form Jamie should be. Correcting their mistake, they change Jamie back to a natural human.

Taking advantage of the corrected nanogenes, the Doctor spreads the 'upgrade' to the other gas mask zombie people, changing them back to humans. As an added bonus, any ill health has been corrected, even growing back previously missing limbs. But it's still 'volcano day' for everyone standing by as the German bomb is about to drop any second. Captain Jack quickly transports back to his ship to tractor the bomb away from everyone. He says goodbye to Rose and takes the bomb safely away. Back on his ship, Jack's fears are confirmed by his ships computer. He can't release the bomb without it exploding, killing him as well. Suddenly he realizes the Tardis is on his ship. Quickly he runs into the Tardis to discover the Doctor and Rose dancing.

COMPANION: Captain Jack Harkness

ORIGIN: Boeshane Peninsula, 51st century.
Met the Doctor on Earth, circa 1941

REASON FOR JOINING: After nearly sacrificing himself to save other lives, the Doctor rescues Jack and allows him to join the Tardis crew..

25 January, 2013

Top 10 Ways To Tell If You Are A Nerd

10.You spot all the inside jokes on 'the Big Bang Theory'.

9. You know that a lightening bolt can generate 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

8. The numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 mean something to you.

7. The number 42 has an additional meaning to you.

6. You know the difference between the Spider-Man and Superman universe.

5. When someone tells you about their visit to the doctors office, you immediately ask "Doctor Who"?

4. You noticed the Lost references were numbers 8 & 4.

3. You've ever considered taking Klingon as a second language.

2. When you hit your thumb with a hammer, you use words like "Frak", "Frell" or "Smeg"

1. You write a list called "Top 10 Ways to Tell if You Are a Nerd."

23 January, 2013

Doctor Who (New Series) - Part 81 "The Empty Child"

The Doctor and Rose are following a piece of space debris which is falling through time back to Earth. The Doctor informs Rose it's 'mauve' - the standard colour for emergencies. When Rose asks about a 'red alert' she's told that's just for Earth. Suddenly the object begins to jump time tracks making it harder for the Doctor to follow.

Despite the elusive pod, the Tardis locks in and lands on Earth. The Doctor wanders into a lounge club to see if he can find information on the pod that has landed. After a singer has finished her song, he takes the stage and asks everyone if they have seen something fall out of the sky recently. Everyone laughs just before an air raid siren alerts everyone. The place clears out and it's then the Doctor realizes the year is 1941, World War II is raging - things are falling from the sky constantly. Meanwhile, Rose notices a young boy wearing a gas mask on the roof of a building.

Rose decides to follow the youth to make sure he's okay. Finding a rope, she begins to climb it. As she makes her ascend the rope suddenly moves. What she thought was a rope connected to the top of the building is actually from a barrage balloon. It begins to move and carry her away with it. Suddenly she is suspended, dangling over London with German airplanes flying around her.

When the Doctor realizes Rose is no longer around he sets off to find her when he suddenly hears the phone from the Tardis ring. A young girl warns him not to answer the phone but curiosity gets the better of him and he hears a young boy asking for his mum. Considering the Tardis phone is not connected to anything, the Doctor is baffled it rings. It's even more difficult to understand how there can be someone on the other end talking to him. When he turns to ask the young lady, she is gone.

Nancy is the one who warned the Doctor not to answer the phone. She's homeless and while the air raid is in progress (with others 'safely' in their bunkers) she looks for houses with fresh food. Finding a warm meal, she calls the other homeless children to dinner but is surprised to find the Doctor seated at the table. He inquires about the phone call and discovers the empty child when it tries to get into the house. All the kids scatter and Nancy warns the Doctor not to let it touch him.

Still dangling over London, Rose suddenly loses her grip and begins plummeting to her death. Fortunately for Rose, she's rescued by someone named Captain Jack. Jack transports her into his invisible ship and sweeps her off her feet. He then heals her rope burns with the help of on-board nanogenes. While dancing and drinking wine on top of his spaceship, he identifies her as a Time Agent and offers a deal on the 'Chula Warship' her and the Doctor are looking for. 

Nancy takes the Doctor to meet another doctor, who has some particular patients. Anyone who has touched the empty child becomes a 'gas mask zombie', calling for it's mummy. When the doctor begins to show the same symptoms, the Doctor realizes the virus has become airborne. Jack, along with Rose, track down the Doctor when Jack scans for alien tech. Once again Rose is impressed with Jack for his 'Spock' like abilities, unlike how the Doctor operates.

Once reunited with the Doctor, they find out Jack is just a con-man and tried to convince them he had something valuable. Instead his 'empty' Chula Ambulance has released nanogenes which are rewriting human DNA. As Nancy is finally cornered by the empty child in another house she's pillaging, the hospital ward suddenly comes alive and all the patients approach the Doctor, Rose & Jack, asking for their mummy.

To Be Continued - The Doctor Dances

Bonus Photo: The Empty Child

10 January, 2013

Doctor Who (New Series) - Part 80 "The Long Game"

The Tardis lands on space station 'Satellite 5' and the Doctor and Rose walk out before new companion, Adam Mitchell can exit. The Doctor decides to play a prank on Adam and gives Rose all the information he can assess about where they have landed. Once Adam walks out, Rose takes a look around and describes where they have landed and the approximate time. Adam is dumb-founded by the sudden culture shock. The Doctor taunts Rose that he's her boyfriend, to which Rose replies, "Not any more."

In order to gain additional information, the Doctor approaches a couple of women and asks where he is. Cathica (on the right) assumes he's stupid because the answer is obvious but Suki believes it's a training exercise. The Doctor goes along with it and assumes the role of a supervisor. He asks if they will show him around and Cathica agrees, hoping for a promotion when she demonstrates her skills.

Satellite 5 is a news station. Using implanted technology, Cathica is able to open her head and import a compressed data stream (collected from Suki and other journalists) directly into her head for presentation and documentation. Adam is at first revolted, then extremely intrigued by the amount of knowledge which can be acquired in this fashion.

The connection is suddenly terminated and Suki apologizes to Cathica, explaining it must have been a glitch. But the data process has been watched by 'the Editor' who feels something is amiss. He has double checked everyone in the room and determines Suki is not who she claims to be. The Editor orders her to be brought upstairs and a fake promotion is granted her, which upsets Cathica. Once she arrives, Suki discovers decays bodies and an Editor who has learned she is an undercover agent for the Freedom Foundation, an organization who believe Satellite Five is not all it claims to be.

While the Doctor and Rose are trying to convince Cathica something odd is going on, Adam has decided to feign homesickness. While he's away from the Doctor, Adam gets the head implant so he can store all future knowledge directly into his head for later use. Using a 'super' phone given to him by Rose, Adam utilizes his new implant to leave a 'white noise' message on his home answering machine to decipher later.

While Adam is helping himself, the Doctor has realized human society has been stunted and should be more advanced than it really is. Attempts to illustrate the point to Cathica is unheeded so Rose and the Doctor go to floor 500 to confront the Editor. Because Adam has interfaced with the news source, the Editor knows about the Doctor. He captures the pair and introduces them to the Jagrafess, known as Max. The Jagrafess has been controlling and manipulating humans for years, along with its superiors.

Meanwhile, Cathica has been considering what the Doctor was trying to tell her so she does a bit of investigating of her own. She travels to floor 500 and sees the Doctor and Rose captured by the Jagrafess and learns it needs the cold to survive. She uses her implant to access the stations environmental system and allows the floor to heat up, killing the creature. Cathica asks for the Doctors help in cleaning up but he declines; he's got bigger fish to fry.

Adam is waiting for the Doctor at the Tardis. He tries to explain he's okay but the Doctor orders him into the Tardis. Adam attempts to defend himself by saying everything that happened was the Doctors fault because he was in charge. In an instant, the Tardis lands in Adam's house. The Doctor has dropped him off at home and tells Adam he can't travel with him any more because he only takes the best. Before leaving, the Doctor destroys the answering machine which has the data stream Adam left on it from the future.

WHO: Adam Mitchell

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Earth, circa 2005

REASON FOR DEPARTURE: After deciding to help himself to future information, the Doctor kicks him out of the Tardis for good.