Dr. Who

  1. My SO really likes the show (the newest BBC version) and likes to watch it every week. What a strange program. I can't seem to understand what it's about. Last week's episode was about bad nun/nurse/siamese cats. Can anyone explain the premise to me?
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    I haven't seen the newest version.
    The old version required a lot of imagination because the costumes and "special effects" were very low budget.
    That became part of the sho's charm.

    Some truly excellent science fiction ideas and plots were presented.
    I hope the new show carries it on.

  4. by   EmerNurse
    Ahhh Dr. Who - what are we on now, the 12th or something? LOL

    Always love this campy sci-fi show - right up there with Red Dwarf! Suspend reality and just get a kick out of it. The premise is about a Dr. who invents a traveling machine (the tardis) and has adventures on all sorts of worlds with his cohorts. Very bizarre, but fun too once you quit trying to make it all make sense

    Brings me back to the good old days hehe.
  5. by   mercyteapot
    I have no idea what happened on the show, but your description sounds like the set-up of a dirty joke...
  6. by   Medic2RN
    LOL! Now that's funny Mercy!!!! :roll
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    A local fan site and yearky convention.

  8. by   gwenith
    Sorry but I think I might have more success explaining the grand old game of Cricket than Dr Who

    "The Doctor" as he is known in the sreeies is an alien - a Time Lord from a planet called Gallifrey. The Time Lords have conquered time/space and interdimensional travel by means of a craft called a Tardis. This Tardis is bigger on the inside than the outside and can be disquised to look like anything, however the Doctor's Tardis has been stuck as looking like a 1950's police phone box.

    The Doctor always travels with a companion or two - usually female - however it is nearly always a case of "no sex please we are British".

    Dr Who has a huge following in Britain and Australia and is the longest running science fiction TV show. And yes it is always made on the smallest budget imaginable.
  9. by   JentheRN05
    Well I think gwenith described it quite well - against her beliefs she can describe cricket better.
    I am an avid watcher - so I do agree with what she says.
  10. by   RGN1
    A massive hit show with all our family.

    I loved the original - which most of only ever saw in black & white! My DH did not "get" the original 7 was determined he wasn't going to like the new one either. however, he now "gets" it & loves it too!

    What's really great is that they have still managed to capture that slight "tongue-in-cheek" humour & although the special effects are way, way better now the new show is still charming in its own way!

    I'm pleased to hear you have it in the USA because I thought we'd be consigned to buying it on DVD from Amazon.uk & getting it shipped!

    There's also a spin-off show just about to start here this weekend called "Torchwood". It's aimed more at the adult audience & is being screened after the watershed (21.00). It stars one of the minor characters from the first series - the American by the name of "Captain Jack Hammond" who I'm not sure you've met yet in the USA as I have no idea how many shows you've had broadcast.

    It looks pretty good from the previews.
  11. by   adrienurse
    Yes Torchwood is the spin off of the episode I watched this week (which theorizes that the British royal family are all werewolves. I don't know about the states but the new episodes are being shown in Canada because the CBC is in partnership with the BBC in producing it.