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Faraway with the T.A.R.D.I.S.

June 27, 2013

I grew up watching Doctor Who. We had a big chunky black and white television and from memory it was the only “adult” show, other than ABC News that us kids were allowed to watch. With the genesis of the new Doctor Who series I’ve been able to introduce my own children to this wonderful time-and-relative-dimensions-in-space series featuring the ever-changing, always refreshing Doctor (and thankfully now on a widescreen HD colour television).

T.A.R.D.I.S. – Time And Relative Dimension In Space

Perhaps one of the most-watched (and discussed) episodes of the new series was from Series 6, episode 4 (we’ve just finished series 7 and are keenly waiting on series 8 and the fifty year anniversary of the show) – intriguingly titled “The Doctor’s Wife”. It’s all about the Tardis and how she is so very much an integral element to The Doctor himself. It was written by Neil Gaiman and features the latest incarnation (played by Matt Smith) of The Doctor. It’s a beautiful story and highlights just how far The Doctor has travelled with the Tardis – the places she has taken him, the places they are yet to travel to. An exciting element to the Tardis herself is not just the manner in which she transports The Doctor and his various companions to numerous far away places but how within her very being she is also a construction of space and time, the near and the far. Indeed, episode 5 of series 7 was “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” – she sure does have a lot going on inside her!

The Tardis is the very epitome of faraway, whilst also being right on our doorstep. And there is nothing so wonderful as travelling with her as she takes The Doctor on his latest adventure.

@CatyJ

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