Friday, March 17, 2006

He’s baaaack!

Who’s back?

No, no, no. You said, “He’s back.” And I said. “Who’s back?”


Dr. Who has returned to American TV on the SciFi Channel. The current Doctor, the one on the tube tonight, Christopher Eccleston, is the ninth in the series (counting one time wonder, Paul McGann, who played the Doctor only once in a made for TV movie in 1996). The Seventh Doctor was last broadcast in 1989. The show lay comatose until 1996 when the movie played on Fox Network during the May sweeps and was a disappointment. In 2003, the BBC resurrected the concept. On 26th March 2005 the first episode of the New Series, Rose was broadcast.

Christopher Eccleston portrayed the Doctor for just 13 episodes and in June of 2005 David Tennant joined Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) on the TARDIS.

Considering the duration of the Dr. Who series in its first incarnation (It aired continuously from November 1963 until December 1989 and then reappeared briefly in a one-off special in November of 1993.) We could be in for a long ride.

by Shannon Patrick Sullivan
and poke around a bit. If you ever watched the show when it was broadcast on PBS or if you just want to catch up on the history of Dr. Who you will thank me.

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