By Ethan Harmon
Allonzy! Grab your sonic screwdriver and jump into the TARDIS, it is time to travel with the Doctor yet again to explore the time stream and save the universe from evil. The Doctor and his faithful companions Amy and Rory return for another season of amazing science-fiction adventures, all of which are bringing back the terrifying aliens from previous seasons. With each episode promising to be just like a blockbuster summer movie, this season of Doctor Who just might be the perfect viewing for any Whovian.
For all of those who may be a little lost, allow me to fill you in on what you have been missing. The Doctor is a Time Lord, the last of a time-traveling superior race. Equipped with a sonic screwdriver (a device allowing the Doc to analyze, hack, and unlock anything) and his not-so-trusty TARDIS (time and relative dimension in space), the Doctor travels through time and space with his friends to combat the evils that threaten to alter time, destroy the universe, or usher the end of the human race. Using his immense intellect and cunning – and sometimes uncanny improvisational skills – the Doctor rights all the wrongs in the universe, whether it is in the past or the very distant future.
Actor Matt Smith, the current iteration of the Time Lord, carries the show on his shoulders, grabbing audiences with his wacky, yet brilliant performance. Pulling on the strings of pathos, Smith knows just when to create a moment in which to pull the audience in completely, immersing viewers into the story. Actress Karen Gillan portrays the Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond, with intensity and flair. She easily captures the hearts of viewers with her strong determination, stubborn sensibilities, and warm, charming personality. And let us not leave out Rory, Amy’s lovable, squeamish husband, played by Arthur Darvill.
Doctor Who, the longest running sci-fi show in history, is now starting its seventh season (since its resurgence) and it is pulling all of the stops. Stephen Moffat – the current showrunner – has promised big things for this season, and from what has been shown so far, it seems that he was not lying. For those who have kept current with Doctor Who, I do not need to tell you twice to tune in. Anyone who has not seen the show would do well to turn on BBC this Saturday and see what you have been missing. If you are still unsure if this is the show for you, then this should be the very thing that will make you start watching: “Dinosaurs, on a spaceship!”
Doctor Who is on BBC, Saturdays at 9PM.