Doctor Who is a British Sci-Fi TV series created by Sydney Newman and produced by the BBC. The series takes everything that made the original series popular and updates it for a new generation. Villains, ideals and themes reflect a world in which people live today. And then Davies also adds something new to the Doctor’s character – a true mythology. He no longer has that familiar leap in his step that was famous for – it is running low on battery power – and has something no other doctor had; The guilt of a survivor. A man left homeless by an epic war between an ancient and familiar enemy. It takes both the burden of the loss of your home and people, but also the guilt that somehow had a hand in it. This sub frame runs through the course of the series and works incredibly well; No matter how random the location or diagram of the episode, beneath it is that family unit that is guiding the audience towards the end of two parts. And what an end! Do not spoil it for those who have not seen the series, but everything related to the Time War comes to an explosive crescendo and in the end the Doctor seems to be able to put his demons to rest.
2005 came and Russell T Davies, one of the most prolific and provocative writers on television, revived the series with acclaimed actor Christopher Eccleston in the lead role and, as a stroke of pure genius, the seductive seduction of Billie Piper as his assistant. Piper was the conduit between the generations – she still had a teenager following from her former career as a successful precocious pop star, and also attracted more than a passing interest from older (male) spectators as she was also something of a girl Favorite Pin-up, Posing often for mads mags of age. But Davies also used his massive budget to transform Doctor Who. Left behind were the carton sets and the plastic sticky plastic suits. In came the appropriate special effects and even a renewed melody of the orchestral theme. But the force was in the scripts. On Father’s Day, for example, Piper goes back in time to see his father who died when he was a small child. This was a high-octane emotional drama, and was difficult to reconcile with the often comic episodes of the last decades. And then came David Lessee. As Tenant’s performances improved, the scripts pushed him harder, and he quickly developed a cult following that brought the show back to the top of the ratings, and even created spin off shows like Torchwood and The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith. There were countless episodes that suddenly became the envy of producers all over the world – Doctor Who was the streets ahead of everything else on television and still remains today.