How old is Doctor Who

Doctor Who?

Broken chameleon

What does such a machine look like, with which one can travel through time and space? Anyone who thinks of the classic film "The Time Machine" from 1960 is at least budget-wise close to the solution, because the production funds for "Doctor Who" were not that large and so the BBC came up with the idea that it should The doctor's means of transport corresponds to a typical British police box (a kind of telephone booth with the possibility of locking the offender in), at least from the outside. In its original state, a TARDIS is cylindrical and silver - however, the traveler has the option of using the Chameleon circuit to set any external shape as camouflage. Since the Doctor landed in Great Britain on his first trip, camouflage as a Police Box made perfect sense and thanks to the broken Chameleon circuit, the TARDIS is the iconic constant in the series to this day. Or did the Doctor just think the look was cool and just invented the broken Chameleon circuit?

Something old, something new, something borrowed ...

something blue. We have already clarified how the TARDIS got its blue color. It was a long time ago that the Doctor "borrowed" (stolen) them when he fled his home planet to explore the world. Despite its "old" look on the outside, the Tardis is not only more modern inside but also more spacious than you would think from the outside. The saying that every fellow traveler is eagerly awaiting from the Doctor when they enter the TARDIS is "It's bigger on the inside". In addition to the control console in the first room, there are many other rooms (including a library, a dressing room and a swimming pool), which, however, are never really seen. To this day, fans of the series have been wondering how big the TARDIS really is inside ... but that's probably something that only the TARDIS itself knows. By the way, it is not just a spaceship but has a soul and its own will. So she always takes the doctor where he / she is needed in her opinion.

UK vs. the Universe

Earth has been the Doctor's new adopted home since his flight from Gallifrey and he is particularly fond of the inhabitants of the British Isles. The majority of the series takes place in Great Britain or in space, where the enemies of the doctor or the people of the world lurk no matter what time and on which planet. The doctor's best-known opponents are the Daleks and the Cybermen, who have since achieved cult status. In addition to some recurring villains like the Weeping Angels or the Ice-Warriors, there is more and more a new opponent in each episode, who confronts the Doctor with a problem that needs to be solved. The humor with which the Doctor acts is what makes the series so charming and hopefully it will continue for a long time - with new and old opponents and doctors.

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but * actually * from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly ... time-y wimey ... stuff. "
- Dschay, likes to quote Doctor Who on her time travels