The Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) in an episode of "Doctor Who." (BBC)Link
The Doctor (Matt Smith) in an episode of "Doctor Who." (BBC)Link
A scene from an upcoming episode of "Doctor Who." (BBC)Link
The Ice Warriors -- classic "Doctor Who" extraterrestrials -- will return in the show's seventh season. (BBC)Link
Alec Palmer (Dougray Scott) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) in an episode of "Doctor Who." (BBC)Link
The time-and-space-traveling alien known simply as the Doctor made his first appearance on TV screens in the United Kingdom on Nov. 23, 1963. Five decades later, he’s still going strong.
The second half of the relaunched show’s seventh season is set to return March 30, with Matt Smith as the Doctor and a Clara Oswin Oswald making her bow as the companion, Oswald is played by actress Jenna-Louise Coleman.
The first new episode, titled “The Bells of St. Johns,” introduces new villains called the Spoonheads. Meanwhile, the Doctor investigates something sinister going on with London’s Wi-Fi.
There’s reason for celebration this year as the Doctor — who has racked up quite a lot of screen time and mileage on the TARDIS — turns 50 (or 500 … who really knows?). It’s time to question just how well you know him.
Test your Whovian devotion with our “Doctor Who” quiz, below.
– Patrick Day and Noelene Clark
Produced by Amy Hubbard