‘Doctor Who’ celebrates 50 years of mystery

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Luis Solis | asst. photo editor

Illustration by Celeste Walter
Illustration by Celeste Walter

The Doctor has been running all of his 12 lives through time and space for 900 years.

He fought for peace in a universe full of war and on Nov. 23 he would have faced the choices he has made in the name of “The Doctor” in the 50th anniversary
special “The Day of the Doctor.”

“Doctor Who” is a British science fiction television program by The British Broadcasting Corporation that first debuted in 1963 and has been running on the
air since, leading up to the 50th anniversary special.

The “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary stirred up excitement among self-proclaimed “Whovians.”

“Whovians” are a community of fans that have a cult following and are highly obsessed with the series.

The old British television show is about a 900-year-old Timelord, a time traveling humanoid alien, named, “The Doctor” that travels through time and space in a blue phone box called the T.A.R.D.I.S.

The T.A.R.D.I.S is an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension in Space in other words, a spaceship that travels through time.

The Doctor travels through time and space fighting foes such as the Daleks, The Master and many other villainous aliens along with his many companions.

For someone who hasn’t seen or heard about the television program, it might sound like a weird idea for a show, but to the British, “Doctor Who” is a huge
thing to them since it’s been on the air for 50 years.

The television program got its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running science fiction television show in the world.

But now, “Doctor Who” is not just popular in England; it has been gaining popularity around the world, including North America and Japan.

One of the reasons why the show has been on for a long time is that The Doctor has a way of cheating death every time he dies.

He regenerates every atom in his body to create a new body and his personality changes as well, resulting in the death of the “old doctor” and the rebirth of the “new doctor.”

To put it simply, a brand new actor replaces the previous actor and keeps on playing The Doctor.

“The Day of the Doctor” will be one of the biggest landmarks in BBC history.

It has taken over all British media including television and radio.

“The Day of the Doctor” is a special episode that will run 75 minutes long and has been written by Steven Moffat.

The episode will be starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and Smith’s predecessor David Tennant as the 10th Doctor.

The show itself is brilliant with interesting stories, scary monsters and witty dialogue.

“Doctor Who” has been here for 50 years and the show should be here in another 50 years because “there’s still so much that is still waiting for us in the fields of
Trenzalore, the fall of the 11th, and the question! The first question! The question that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight. The question that The Doctor has been running from all his life…Doctor who?”

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