10 reasons you should watch Doctor Who if you haven’t before

1. Never-ending episodes… we hope

With 813 episodes, it easily beats any other sci-fi, fantasy or horror series. But the best part is that it’s still current and more modern than ever. Stairs have nothing on Daleks now.

2. Theme Tune

You can sit and deny it but we all hum or just full on attempt to copy the catchy theme tune. As soon as it comes on its stuck in your head for days with no sign of regret.

3. Adventure

No two episodes are ever the same and no episode is ever dull. Every episode builds up to some kind of action whether it’s explosion or gunfire you know it will be a good watch.

4. Tears will be shed

There cannot be action without heartbreak. We have seen and said goodbye to many doctors, but also many of the Doctors friends along the way.

The Doctors friends are sadly always at threat and never know what the adventure could bring, but it is all part of the roller coaster ride.

5. SFX

Awesome SFX that is suitable for all the family, although occasional hiding behind the sofa is permitted. Our beloved monsters are created this way, along with all the explosions, right down to the iconic shaking Tardis.

6. Companions

The companions come and go, in all different shapes and sizes just like the Doctor himself. They explore the world with him, travel to new planets and get to see whole new species.

7. Spinoffs

It could be argued either way, but yes, these spinoffs should count, they all fit in amazingly with Doctor Who and also make appearances in one another’s episodes.

First of all, we had Torchwood, based in Cardiff in England, the group is outside of the government and they are investigating alien life on earth. It has an older audience because of the nature of the show, but is excellent nonetheless.

Then we have the Sarah Jane Adventures (who used to follow the Doctor), she has an alien computer and a Robot dog called K9. This was for a young audience and was broadcasted on CBBC.

8. Great Cameos

There will be quite a few time when a favourite British actor of yours will appear on the screen, including; Simon Pegg, Kylie Minogue, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston, Sir Derek Jacobi, John Hurt, James Corden who have all made amazing guest stars. However, the best Doctor Who guest must be Carey Mulligan, starring in ‘Blink’. Two years later she made her breakthrough role in ‘An Education’, which made her the film star she is known as today.

9. Endless possibilities

Doctor who is for anyone, at any age, of any gender. The wonder you will experience will be the same if you were nine or ninety. The Tardis allows for a limitless capability of time or space, so the setting and storyline always differs. One day its Shakespeare, then we are in the future visiting the New Earth in the year five billion and twenty-three. It’s one big exhilarating whirlwind.

10. The Tardis

The legend known as the blue box, a telephone box that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. A mystery all on its own. Plus, every time the Doctor regenerates the interior is different, this show has endless possibilities and is always changing so you will never get bored.

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