So, after years of almost watching Doctor Who, I actually started watching it recently, and haven’t been able to stop. I also got my husband hooked on it as well. Basically, in very brief terms that actually does not sum up the entire series, this show is about an alien named “The Doctor” who travels through time and space with his spaceship, which is called a Tardis. This show has been on since the 60’s, with brief hiatuses here and there, and was rebooted in 2005 or 2006 still carrying the same story line as it has years ago. It has a brilliant plot device, which involves the doctor regenerating instead of dying, and thus new actors are able to come and carry the show and allow it to continue the story line.
This show is kind of a nerds dream, because there is just so much to get excited about. The time travel elements give opportunities to experience history and science fiction, and the Doctor also carries around this super awesome sonic screwdriver. I have also enjoyed watching very normal people become heroes in this show, which I think shows that we have a hero in us all. Much to my excitement, there are also books that have been written (real books, not fanfiction) that have been published by BBC books, where you can read about some more of the Doctor’s time travel adventures. I recently read The Stone Rose, which starred my favorite tenth doctor and his companion (and my favorite companion) Rose. It was cute and simple, and allowed me to escape to Ancient Rome for a bit with my favorite characters. I am determined to come up with a rating system for my reviews, but for now, let’s just say I give it 3.5 our of 5 cups of tea. It was fun, entertaining, and a fast read.
I also recently came across audio books, and some of them are read by David Tennant, who plays the tenth doctor. I am not really into audio books, but these are more acted out as if they are a show, which are a lot of fun. I plan on maybe reviewing some of those later. The only issue I have is these books are more difficult to find to borrow from a library system, as they are published in the UK. In some cases, books are worth the purchase, though… 🙂