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May 8, 2011

SideQuesting Does Doctor Who

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Written by: Dalibor Dimovski
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We don’t just talk about video games on SideQuesting.  Heck, the definition of a “side quest” is something akin to “off the main path”. Well, the Doctor falls a bit off the main path of conversation as well, and we know you agree.

One weekend over last Fall, on a whim while browsing Netflix instant, I came across Doctor Who.  There had been some slight Twitter chatter about the Doc and I had been halfheartedly paying attention, and having just completed another run of the IT Crowd I felt it was the right time to continue with more British TV.  Sci-Fi?  Sure, why not.

Frankly, I didn’t know what to expect.  Was it a drama?  Comedy?  Educational? Essentially, it’s a mix of all of these, with a splash of fine English Lit thrown in for good measure.  Having just completed Season 4 (of the latest Doctor series) and all of the associated specials, I decided that sharing my exponentially growing love of the Doc would be the right course of action.  So I’ve turned to SideQuesting.

I know several of our readers and friends on Twitter are giant Doctor Who fans, and I know that any conversation somehow about the subject involves more geeky love and nerdsploitation than Star Wars or Star Trek conversations.  Yes, there is more of a Doctor Who mythos and chronology than all of the “Star” movies and shows combined.  He’s been on TV since the early 60s, after all.

But I don’t know where to start this conversation. I’d like to make it a weekly thing, but I don’t think it should be strictly about the newest series.  Many of us are still playing catch-up, and any new fans might be spoilered to high hell if we dive into Doctor #11’s latest escapades. So I’ll leave it to you to get the subjects going.

What should we talk about?

This week, there’s no subject.  But, depending on how the conversation evolves from here on out, one might pop up for next week, and so on.

TARDIS key in hand, I’m ready.



About the Author

Dalibor Dimovski
Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.




  • Hatmantc

    like you i just happened about Doctor Who one night(was flipping through the channels and found it on BBCA). luckily i got the 1st episode of the new run. i watched that episode and found it kinda interesting..so i kept watching them week after week after week.. soon i found that i was hooked. i love the series and look forward to watching the new episodes every Saturday. I am glad i found the show and i try to encourage more people to watch the show any chance i get.

  • Cory is super special awesome!

    Can we make a rule to only talk about topics of episodes that have aired? There’s way too many rumors and spoilers floatin’ about the web that pertain to unaired episodes of series 6.

    Hell, I know that you, Dali, haven’t even watched series 5, so I’d say anything from Old Who to Revived Who 1-4 is good enough for this week.

    That said: FAVORITE DOCTOR GO!

  • Adam

    Hey Dalibor,

    Great idea, I am a huge fan of Doctor Who in fact while at work today (AKA work from home) I watch the newest episode of it (Don’t tell on me :D). I also got into this show while looking over my Netflix instant options and have never looked back. However I never have seen the original ones from 1960s tho maybe I should.

    I would have to say my favorite Doctor is number 10 David Tennant, as I have not seen the older ones.

    We could also talk about the secrets the Tardis holds. Or who made the best sidekick/companion was for the good Doctor, for me it would have to be Donna Noble.

    Or even better yet who was the best villain, for me it was the Cybermen.

    Yes it is way better then Star Wars or Star Trek, but not as good as Stargate. That show holds the best sci-fy show for me. (Which doesn’t mean much to you all only to me :D)

    BTW see you at E3!

    Thanks,

    Adam

  • http://www.twitter.com/kewlrats Dalibor Dimovski

    Thanks, Adam!
    Since Season 5 just hit Netflix, we can possibly talk up until then. Maybe we start with the best companion?

    Doctor #10 for me as well.. Tennant’s transformation from a cool character to a tormented soul was terrific!

    See you at E3!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/nanopunk Jenna Pitcher

    Pretty cool that you have found new love in Dr Who.
    Generations of Aussies grew up with Dr Who. My parents love it, my siblings love it, my friends love it.

    You should hear my Mum’s Dalek impersonation. You can’t stop it.

    @Cory Tennant!