Q Essay: 50 Years of Doctor Who

The helmet for Dalek, Dr. Who's leading robot. (juniorbeep/iStock)


For half a century, Doctor Who has been gracing TV screens with bad special effects, peculiar science fiction narratives and a lead character who gets by on his smarts.

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who approaching next week, Jian reflects on the legacy of the strange and sometimes baffling BBC show.

He praises the BBC's dedication to the program, which has allowed it to build a legacy as "one of the most creative, terrifying and occasionally moving programs on television."

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