Doctor Who Day

Miles Clothier, Dalek at the Sculptures

Who first landed on earth on November 23, 1963? Doctor Who!

November 23 is international Doctor Who Day.

Broken Hill Whovians may choose to argue but there have been 13 official Doctors travelling through space and time.

These are known by their actors in order William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker.

While it’s been 58 years that the Doctor has been with us, there was a period between 1989 and 2005 where a single two show series was aired then a movie in May 1996.

Doctor Who returned in 2005 and has been with us ever since.

Local Whovians will know all about the Doctor’s enemies from the traditional Daleks, Ice Warriors and his evil nemesis The Master to the modern foes like the Weeping Angels and The Silence.

They will also proudly tell you TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space and that the TARDIS is dimensionally transcendental, bigger on the inside than on the outside.

In the old days when some of us hid behind the lounge to escape the Daleks the show appeared five nights a week for about half an hour.

The modern version is a once a week one hour show that even Americans like.

Whether you are old school or new or both take some time out this weekend to catch up with Doctor Who and celebrate Doctor Who Day and watch out for the Daleks.

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