Student fans start Dr. Who club

Andy Kimball
Contributing Writer

Television show “Doctor Who” had its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 23, and on the Friday of that week, students were in Rita Chapman’s English room watching an episode and eating food.

Chapman said, “The Doctor Who Club started this year. I was asked to sponsor by (freshman) Caroline (Howard).”

About the club, Lesch said, “I really like the show, I’ve watched it since fourth grade and thought that it would be fun to share the episodes with other people.

Lesch likes “Doctor Who” because “It is a fun show that is enjoyable, and it’s fun to relax and watch the show because it isn’t that serious.”

“Doctor Who” is about the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship.

The TARDIS looks like a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series’ first aired. Along with a succession of different companions or partners, the Doctor faces a variety of foes and challenges while working to save civilizations, help ordinary people and right wrongs.

The club had a special party for the 50th anniversary show called “Day of the Doctor,” and members dressed as their favorite Doctor Who characters. What the Doctor Who club usually does is watch an episode of the show and then talk about it with one another.

Freshman Amalia Julien said, “It’s really fun. We just watch Doctor Who and eat food.”

There was a theater version of the “Day of the Doctor” in cinemas in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Russia. It was a simulcast with the U.K. showing. There was another showing of the “Day of the Doctor” on television Nov. 25.

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