Who is Doctor Who? The Definitive Guide (Part 1)

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An interesting introduction to Doctor Who for newcomers.

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After fifty years on television everything has come back to the first question people ask him: Doctor who?

With 33 seasons already under the belt we’ve learned quite a bit about the British television icon, but if you want the answer to the above question without hundreds of hours of television then look no further.

Background

‘The Doctor’ is an alias adopted by a time travelling alien who has taken an interest in protecting Earth and its history amid his adventures. What his real name is and why he took on the title ‘Doctor’ is something that he has kept to himself, but he does claim that the original Greek medicine practitioners adopted the title in his honour. The Doctor’s homeworld is Gallifrey, whose people refer to themselves as the ‘Time Lords’. One important part of the character’s story that is not often mentioned in the recent seasons is that The Doctor…

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