Doctor Who Blasts Off Into Its Tenth Season
“It’s like a…”
“...kitchen! A really posh kitchen!”
This is how the new Doctor Who character Bill Potts (played by Pearl Mackie) reacts when she is introduced to the Doctor’s time machine-spaceship.
Doctor Who has a tradition and a culture that has been molded for over fifty years. There have been twelve incarnations of the Doctor so far, and Season 10 is the Twelfth Doctor’s last season.
“There’s always a certain energy when it’s the Doctor’s last season,” says Mr. Wilson, director of the Upper School and a devout Doctor Who fan (or “Whovian”) since the ‘70s.
Pearl Mackie is only the third black companion that has appeared on Doctor Who out of forty-five travelling companions the Doctor has had since 1963. Furthermore, she is the first openly gay companion in the history of the BBC series, and the Doctor Who community is excited to watch Mackie as she sets milestones for this classic series.
But still, there are traditions in Doctor Who that are integral to the show. Even though, as Mr. Wilson explains, “the Doctors change, the companions change, [but] there are certain touchstones that keep the show the same.” From the Doctor's ship disguised as a police phone box to baffling gadgets and far-flung planets, it is these traditions that make the show so well-loved and enduring.
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