Monday, November 4, 2013
Who is your favorite character of all time?
Not a hard question, actually when I saw this on the prompt list I was quite excited!!
My favorite character of all time would be dun dun dun The Doctor from Doctor Who. A little background on the show before we move on to the character.
Doctor Who is a British Science Fiction TV Show on BBC. The show is in its 50 year Anniversary. Doctor Who depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his TARDIS (acronym: Time and Relative Dimension in Space), a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired.
Eleven actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show as regeneration, a life process of Time Lords through which the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and, to some extent, new personality, which occurs after sustaining injury which would be fatal to most other species.
Now that you know more about the show lets move onto the Character yay!
I first started watching Doctor Who at Doctor Number 9, I loved this incarnation of the Doctor: Sarcastic, Rough, Picks a fight with everyone but with the help of his Companion Rose Tyler comes out of his shell just in time to regenerate. Even though Nine was only part of Doctor Who for one Series I think he was . The pairing of Rose and Nine was one of the best from the entire show! Rose brought out the best in Nine who was hardened by the Time War, she taught him to laugh and loosen up.
When we meet Doctor Number 10, He has just gone through a rough regeneration, he has to figure out yet again Who he is. Rose and 10 are my all time favorite One True Paring or OTP. Tens characteristics where almost the opposite of Nines. There are so many components to what draws me to the Doctor, the humor, the adventure, His loyalty to his friends, how in-depth the character is, at one moment he is laughing making jokes the next he is all business and you may just get to see the wrath of a Timelord. The Doctor who showed this the most was Ten, especially after he lost Rose he was a broken man just trying to make it through life. The last several episodes in Series 4, Ten unravels almost to the point of no return. To see the despair, the anger the fear in not wanting to die, was truly heartbreaking! To see the man Who had known such love and such pain be brought to tears shows what a complex character the Doctor is. When Ten regenerates into Doctor Number Eleven We are met with yet another diverse character. Eleven appears much like a child on the surface but underneath the facade is a deeply hurt man who can have quite a temper. With Eleven we see the affects of the ten past regenerations. With Eleven the Doctors story blossoms into a complex story line. We meet new Companions, new Villains and new emotions with Eleven. Eleven is shrouded in mystery as well as His Companions. With Elevens story line there has been mysteries that have lasted three Series, as Elevens time comes to an end I am excited to see how the Character and story will develop with Doctor Number Twelve. I have not seen Twelve in action yet. We only have under two months to wait to find out. In closing what draws me to the Doctor is not His looks as they change quite frequently, not the adventure, or the story line but the humanity of the Character; all the good, the sad, and the emotion. When someone asks me which Doctor is my favorite I have to answer all of the new Doctors, 9 though 11. They are all the same character but each have their own personalities, their own way of reacting to events, each one has something different that makes them tick.