There were bleary eyes on Sunday morning as the dedicated fans of ‘Doctor Who‘ set their alarms for the 4:50am (Australian EST) premiere of the much awaited 8th Season. There is a much anticipated new Time Lord in town – the 12th incarnation- and there has been much speculation and chatter as to how Peter Capaldi will fit the shoes left behind by the much loved Matt Smith.
A Dalek may, or may not, have been spotted in the QUT Library using the self check-out machine to borrow books and DVDs (see above) or perhaps it was a mere hallucination of the sleep deprived?
If you’re new to this ‘Doctor Who’ business here’s some quick facts for you:
- The show chronicles the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. The Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.
- 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. The first episode aired Saturday 23rd November 1963
- In 2005 after a 16 year absence from the BBC, Doctor Who was relaunched and became an instant success with over 10 million people watching the first episode.
- A TARDIS is a time and space machine that the Doctor uses to gad about the Universe and travel through time. There’s not a student around who doesn’t wish they had access to one at some point, especially at exam time.
So, catch up on previous Seasons available through QUT Library and get hooked. You’ll be a Whovian in no time!