Being a fan of Sci-Fi television, I'm always on the lookout for new content to check out on the tube. There's a ton of really good (and not-so good) science fiction out there for consumption right now, and COVID-19 is ensuring that the greater American public is. Whether it's indie producers doing content for youtube and other smaller online platforms, or mainstream TV and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and the like, There's a ton of great new sci-fi content to go around. Krypton, Killjoys, The Expanse, all of the Star Trek projects CBS all-access has on lockdown, etc. There's simply a great selection of stuff out there to choose from.
Over the last ten years, Science fiction television has become a normal part of my life. I grew to love science fiction when I was introduced to Stargate by my first husband. Since then, I have become more obsessed with science fiction shows and will watch just about everything there is, however there are Five shows that I will always love to watch, over and over again.
Every Doctor I am going to talk all have different ways of dressing and different ways of giving us the Doctor, but we all have our favourite ones. The Doctors I am going to be talking about are David tenant( 10th Doctor), Matt Smith (11th Doctor) and Jodie Whittaker (13th Doctor). All the doctors travel with different companions and they travel to many different worlds. David Tenants doctor had 3 companions Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Donna Noble ( Catherine Tate), Martha Jones ( Freema Agyemnm) and even for a few episode captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman). Matt Smith had 5 companions Amy Pond ( Karen Gilan), Rory Williams ( Arthur Darvill), River Song ( Alex Kingston), Craig Owens (James Corden) and finally Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman). Jodie Whittaker has currently got 3 companion Granham O`Brien ( Bradley Walsh), Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole) and Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill).
Many fans called it – the first Black female Doctor (Jo Martin) came from a time before the William Hartnell 1963 Doctor. Time to think things over: It is quite surprising that in so many lifetimes the Doctor has never run into one of the past selves before now…perhaps there was a protective timelock or filter to block their meeting? Another actor ascended to the Dpctpr canon (sort of) is apparently the young police officer from earth and perhaps even the faces from Brain of Morbius.
Everything was a lie - In the epic and emotional series finale, the Cybermen are on the march. As the last remaining humans are ruthlessly hunted down, Graham, Ryan and Yaz face a terrifying fight to survive. Meanwhile, the Doctor faces the harrowing truth of her past.
During my second year of university in 2016, I came across (by accident) the Doctor Who spin-off Class, which focused on a group of troubled sixth form students and their reluctant rebel alien teacher charged to protect an alien prince. What struck me instantly was Patrick Ness's writing, which was so captivating and grounded - all of the characters had their light and dark sides, making them all have morally grey moments and complex developments throughout. After the first two episodes, I thought it was good for its genre and by the third episode I was hooked and fully invested in the series - coupled with brilliantly diverse characters, fantastic direction and moving score, Class was a show that really stood out for me.
As someone who was first introduced to the Doctor Who universe during Tennant’s run, Martha Jones always felt like the underdog - which is why I always loved her character arc and how she developed as a character. Martha had an intriguing arc that was shadowed in mystery when she left the TARDIS in Journey’s End and later returned in the midst of fighting a Judoon married to none other than Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) – that one scene not only showed great chemistry between both beloved characters and gave a satisfying ending, it left a lot og questions. How did we get here?
Wow! After pushing the idea of a massive 'Two-Part' finale all season, Doctor Who threw a twist at fans in psuedo-historical episode 'The Haunting Of Villa Diodati', introducing the Lone Cyberman a week early. Unfortunately, The Doctor is unable to heed Captain Jack's warning from 'Fugitive Of The Judoon', forced to give the Cyberman the Cyberium it was seeking in order to keep History intact.
Us Doctor Who fans, we do like to complain don’t me. No, not really. A small amount, certainly. But most, me included, just want what’s best for the show. Nothing pleases me more than knowing its audience is enjoying it as much as I am. But, unlike most shows, it doesn't just end when it runs out of its creative juices. It’s reborn… Regenerated; a new Doctor, new companions and new writers are semi-frequently brought on to give the show, and The Doctor her/himself a new lease of life. So the question I ask today: Where should Doctor Who go next?
Doctor Who Series 12 has been filled with many shocks and surprises. A leap up from Series 11 as a whole. So far this series we’ve been treated to a number of familiar faces, including the Master (now played by Sacha Dhawan), the Judoon and the long-awaited reappearance of Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).
The Judoon returned! Not the most exciting twist of the episode? Fair enough. But after the Trump businessman last season, and many other social commentary episodes, the Doctor’s describing them as “trigger-happy police” and thus an enemy, seems rather pointed.
They also tie into more than the nostalgia factor -- they're one indicator of many of all the converging elements.