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Does Dr Who Tell Us About Science And Technology Or The Britain Of Its Time? Discuss

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Doctor who is a science fiction programme that was created in 1963 by Sydney Newman and Donald Wilson, this was show was initially created as a children’s programme that combines adventure in time and space, and also the educational aspects about science and history. This programme became very popular with adults too. This is the longest running TV show even though there was a 16 year gap. There are many reasons as to why this show is so popular worldwide: its success worldwide and the ranges of audience the show appeals to, longevity and also philosophy.
Doctor Who tells us about the science and technology and also the Britain of its time. The Doctor has a machine in which he travels in, the T.A.R.D.I.S (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space); this method of transportation allows him to travel through time and space. The technology behind the TARDIS is that it is a police box, which is bigger on the inside and even it was changed over time, as they changed Doctor’s which is the “regeneration” part. It is known that the Doctor has many companions that accompany him on the T.A.R.D.I.S whilst travelling around space and time. As the doctor‘s exploration of space makes it more intriguing for the companions as well as for us. The companions’ eagerness for them to come back to the TARDIS even though they know they will face many dangers along the way shows their curiosity and also they drive to develop their scientific knowledge and also the discovery. Since the show began in 1963, we have managed to send men to the moon, satellites, rovers and also sending satellites mars.
The Daleks, the Doctor’s biggest enemies of all time are said to echo the Nazis as they say “exterminate” and the exploitation and genocide of humans, which is thought to be inspired by the Nazis. This tells us about Britain of its time as the Nazis. Doctor who taught us that humanity is changing and the nature of that change to be specific, how technology drives the change. This can be seen in the “Rise of the Cybermen” and “The Age of Steel” (2006). The story takes place in a different version of Earth and shows how society these days has become so used to technology when they tuned to the internet through the headphones that download information directly into their brains. The technology has been deduced from current mobile phone technology especially the use of “hands free” technology. The cold war, which began after World War II in 1945, where United States of America and the Soviet Union joined forces who jointly triumphed in World War II which ended in victory for them against Adolf Hitler’s Nazi empire. The country had been destroyed and almost everyone was slaughtered, people who were around that time were able to experience or at least know what had happened and can’t forget it. “The Day of The Doctor” (2013) episode somewhat shows a similar way as to how it could have happened when the Daleks invaded Gallifrey.
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