'Doctor Who' 10th Anniversary: New Video Celebrates 10 'Fantastic' Years Of New 'Who'


It may not seem possible, but it's been 10 years since the BBC brought its classic series Doctor Who back from the dead.

As a result, the show, which is a significant part of British pop culture, has found its footing in the U.S., as well as around the globe.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the modern revival of Doctor Who, one fan, YouTube user VG934, put together a fantastic video as a tribute to the series.

Originally, Doctor Who aired on the BBC in Britain from 1963 to 1989, although many Americans discovered the 4th Doctor, Tom Baker, on PBS. However, BBC canceled the series, leaving us with the 7th Doctor's final line to his companion: "C'mon, Ace. We've got work to do."

It wasn't until 1996 that the Doctor returned to TV, in the form of a film made by Fox. That film, though, couldn't revive the series, thanks to an over-Americanization of the plot, although it served a valuable function as a gateway to a new series that would arrive in the new millennium.

After the film, it was doubtful we'd ever see the Doctor again, but the BBC gave it another chance, and in 2005, the ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) graced TV screens all over the world, successfully reviving the series.

Now, 10 years later, the series is more popular than ever and has become one of the most successful shows on both the BBC and BBC America. You can watch the video below:

Doctor Who also inspired spin-offs, including the more mature Torchwood, along with children's series The Sarah Jane Adventures and K-9. The series has also seen multiple novel tie-ins, as well as many audio adventures featuring classic Doctors by Big Finish Productions.

In the 10 years since its return, Doctor Who fan conventions have become popular all over the world and long-running events such as Gallifrey One have seen more attendees than ever.

And it all started with the first episode of the new Who titled "Rose." Since then, we've seen Doctors come and go, as they must, but the Doctor remains firmly entrenched within our hearts and our psyche.

In that first new episode, the Doctor promises "the trip of a lifetime." It's safe to say that he delivered on that. Happy Anniversary, Doctor Who!

[Photo Credit: BBC]

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