Good news for those of you who view only broadcast television, meaning those who do not get BBC-TV or the Sci Fi Channel…Dr Who is returning to Oregon Public Broadcasting on April 4th.
They will be airing shows with Rose Tyler and the second to the most recent Doctor. It’s been a very good series, so if you are fan of the doctor it will be on Thursdays at 10pm and Sundays in the late afternoon.
If you’ve never heard of Dr Who, this is a British TV show that has been ongoing for probably 40 years now. The Dr. is a time traveler who has a companion, usually a woman from Earth, he loves our planet. The doctor never dies, but regenerates when he wears a body out. In the old scripts he was only allowed five regenerations, but I think he is now in his eighth body.
There are a lot of cool things about the show like how he never uses violence to solve a problem, he just out wits his opponents. He travels in a police phone box called the Tardis which is dimensionally transverse, meaning it is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
For you old fans, yes there are Darliks and Cybermen. Yes the Tardis still makes funny noises. Yes he still has a sonic screwdriver. The special effects are now amazing and it is very well written. And the New Doctors are as good if not better then Tom Baker, yes I’ll be flogged for that statement, but wait and see.
So Dr. Who fans, rejoice. He’s back.