The Doctor is IN: Why Time Travel is Sexy

If you follow me on Facebook you probably already know that I have a slight obsession with Doctor Who.  It could be argued that this obsession has more to do with David Tennant and Matt Smith than the Doctor, but in my defense I’ve gone back to the 1963 Doctor Who episodes and started watching from there.  I only have 611 more episodes to go before I can say I’ve seen all of them that still exist today.

I love Who!

I love Who!

Part of why I love Doctor Who, regardless of what face he happens to have on at the moment, has to do with the adventure of time travel.  I love the idea of going back in the past but having all the knowledge of today.  It’s like you know more than they do about so many things, even though you would probably really be lost if you went back in time.  I mean, do you know how they used a toilet?  Brushed their teeth? Would you understand the jargon of the day?  But, if you push all that nonsense aside, you would have such an advantage and could help so many people. And going into the future would be exciting because you’d see things your contemporaries at home could only imagine.  Oh how I’d love to come home with an iPhone 100!!!! And, you could see what is popular, get the future lottery tickets and then go back and plan plan plan!  Uh, not that that is very ethical or anything, but come on, raise your hand if you know you’d do it.  See!

Different ways to time travel. Can you name the book or show these are associated with?

Different ways to time travel. Can you name the book or show these are associated with?

But, there are paradoxes and space-time continuums to consider, so pretty much anything could happen if you time travel.  Oh! And you don’t need a TARDIS, you’d be amazed at the different ways people time travel.  I mean, some of them just touch a stone and wah-lah! You’re in Scotland back in the 1700’s! If you just love a good time travel you can find a huge list of time travel books on Amazon and a big selection of movies and TV shows on IMDB.

Why do we find time travelers sexy? Because they hold that kind of power? Because they understand things we don’t even if they are from the past? Time travel is power and we do like our men powerful.  Give me a Time Lord any day!

What is YOUR favorite time travel story? Who is your favorite time traveler?

About Sheila Clover English

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7 Responses to The Doctor is IN: Why Time Travel is Sexy

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Sheila, it’s been so long since I’ve read a time travel book, that I can’t remember. Michelle Diener wrote one years ago and hasn’t published it. I loved that book! I don’t know if she’ll publish it ever, but I hope she does.

    I haven’t watched the Doctor Who series, but I’m going to see if I can get the first season from the library. That’s the best way to see if I’ll love it.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      I just ordered Season One from my library. I also ordered Season One of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries. My nights will be busy soon!

      • Sheila says:

        Be sure to start with season 1 of the 2005 era Doctor Who, not the 1963. LOL
        I always tell people that “If you don’t think Doctor Who is your cup of tea, start with the Matt Smith Doctor. I promise you’ll be so hooked you’ll want to go back in time and start with the 2005 Doctor, Christopher Eccleston.” And you don’t really miss anything if you time-hop around like that. LOL

  2. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi Sheila,

    Doctor Who, hands down, is my favorite time traveler, although Captain Jack and Doc Brown and his Delorean are a tie for a close second 🙂 I like them because they’re fish out of water stories. One of the funniest and one of the most poignant were in Star Trek. Spock in a 20s gangster suit and Kirk in th 30s, knowing the woman he loved was about to die yet unable to save her. Of books, Moning’s druids 🙂

    • Sheila says:

      I love any time travel story as a rule, but Doctor Who is my favorite. I started with Matt and then went back. I’m now watching the classics, which can be a labor of love since they were started in 1963. LOL

      • Mary Hughes says:

        I got hooked with Tom Baker and Liz Sladen as Sarah Jane. The papier mache monsters are fun and the pacing is slower than today’s, but the acting and characters are wonderful. 🙂

  3. Sheila, I love the Back to the Future movies. I’m not such a fan of Dr Who, not sure why not.

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