If you weren’t already familiar, ‘Doctor Who’ is a classic U.K. sci-fi series—and the series recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The program chronicles the adventures of a Time Lord, a time travelling, humanoid alien known as The Doctor. 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 would have guessed he’d last this long?
The first doctor was played by William Hartnell from 1963-1966. At age 55, Hartness was the oldest actor ever to play the doctor. The first doctor wore a blue signet ring that had many special properties. The doctor’s companion was Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford), the doctor’s granddaughter. Due to Hartnell’s health issues, writers added the doctor’s ability to regenerate into a new body so the show could continue.
How about now? The eleventh doctors has been played by Matt Smith from 2010-2013. At age 27, Smith is the youngest actor to ever play the Doctor. This Doctor wears an iconic bowtie and fez as instantly recognizable fashion accessories. The Doctor’s first companion was Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), “The Girl Who Waited.” Both Hartnell and Smith had to deal with the villainous Daleks.
Why do we love the Doctor? Who are the all-time favorite Doctors? Who is going to be the next Doctor? To learn the answers, check out the infographic below presented by DirectSelectTV.com.
Celebrating As ‘Doctor Who’ Turns 50 (Infographic)
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