- A fan-made Doctor Who anniversary trailer beautifully pays tribute to past Doctors, showcasing the sweetest, saddest, and most exhilarating moments from each Doctor’s run.
- The show’s longevity can be attributed to its flexible premise, with regenerating Doctors and ever-evolving companions, ensuring that it is always familiar enough for longtime fans while also drawing in newcomers.
- Doctor Who‘s appeal lies in its galaxy-trotting premise and its ability to capture the magnificence of the universe, inspiring viewers to seek adventure and embrace the power of human connection.
A fan-made Doctor Who trailer beautifully captures every great thing about the franchise from its 60-year history. The long-running sci-fi series is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary on November 23. It will mark the milestone with a 3-part special starting on November 25 and concluding on December 9. Doctor Who‘s specials will bring back several familiar faces from the franchise, including David Tennant and Catherine Tate, but will also pave the way for the show’s next era with Ncuti Gatwa’s Fifteenth Doctor.
The Confession Dial shared a trailer for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary that pays tribute to past Doctors and their adventures. Check it out below:
The beautifully-made trailer plays to the backdrop of The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition.” Meanwhile, it goes through moments from across Doctor Who‘s history, capturing the sweetest, saddest, and most exhilarating moments from each Doctor’s run. It especially captures the Doctors’ love for adventure and appreciation for the beauty of the galaxy.
Why Is Doctor Who So Beloved Even After 60 Years?
Every significant anniversary Doctor Who celebrates inevitably leads to questions about its longevity. Especially at a time when popular shows are often canceled after just one season, it’s easy to question why Doctor Who has remained popular after 60 years. Part of its longevity is its flexible premise. The Doctor is an alien who regenerates into a wholly new body anytime they are fatally injured. Plus, the Doctor doesn’t have a crew and only travels with a companion or two. Hence, the show never has to worry about characters getting too old, and recasting comes naturally.
Meanwhile, the premise also means that there’s always something new. Every time the Doctor regenerates, the show evolves, too. There’s a new person with a unique perspective in the shoes of the Doctor, usually new companions, and plenty of lore to shape their ideas and beliefs. The Doctor really never stops learning about humanity and the universe, so there’s always growth and evolution. The show is always familiar enough for those who have been following the franchise the whole time, but also always new and unique enough to draw in newcomers.
Doctor Who is appealing because of its galaxy-trotting premise, which opens endless possibilities to viewers. The Doctor can go anywhere, anytime, and meet anyone, and the show perfectly captures just how much the universe has to offer. It inspires people to do more than lead average lives when the show always captures how magnificent the universe is and how powerful human connection, travel, and adventure can be. As Doctor Who‘s 60th anniversary approaches, viewers aren’t just celebrating the number of years the franchise has been around, but also how it has made them feel.
Beyond the 60th anniversary, Doctor Who will return for season 14 in 2024.
Source: The Confession Dial
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- Jenna Coleman, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Kingston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi
- Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
- As the last of the alien species known as the Time Lords, the Doctor travels through time and space in his TARDIS, a time machine thats bigger on the inside than the outside, seeking out adventures in the ancient past and unimagined future while also serving as the protector of Earth and mankind. With a human companion by his side, the Doctor meets extraordinary – and sometimes deadly – characters and creatures from across the universe.
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- Sydney Newman C. E. Webber Donald Wilson
- Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse, Neil Cross, Steven Moffat, Chris Chibnall