Comments: 11
Unapologetic Reviews 5 years ago
He only started dying then because at home people rarely die. They usually live a very boring life, which he did too until he was 600. The show also sometimes skips stuff, like he makes references to things that he did, but were never shown. You also have to take into account the 800 book adventures. He was about 900 when the new series started. Then he also spent a lot of time brooding after Amy and Rory stopped. It can be estimated that one regeneration could naturally last up to 800-900 years.
Unapologetic Reviews 5 years ago
I'm almost done with watching the old episodes.
This is fair! And I need to try those again!
Dor Does Books 5 years ago
BLASPHEMY! How very dare you not have seen old Who.

The answer to your question is that the Doctor does stuff even when the cameras are not there to capture it. It's the conceit of the spin-off books and audio plays, so 2 years may have passed for *insert name of companion*, but the Doctor has been gallivanting for much longer.

The second answer to your question is that to try and apply logic to Old Who goes against its very spirit. Logic has no place - only the BBCs budgeting constraints matter there. :D

(If you do have any old Who questions, I may well know the answers - I've seen pretty much every episode since Tom Baker and had a fair few of the Target novelisations of the Doctors before him. No, I'm not that old, they used to show them at 6am on weekends when I was a teen).
Unapologetic Reviews 5 years ago
I watched the episodes before Baker too. :D The 3rd Doctor had a pretty good companion too. I loved Jo.
Dor Does Books 5 years ago
One of my favourite books as a kid was the novelization of The Mind Reader - it's a Patrick Troughton one. I've seen clips of the episode but never all of it.
Unapologetic Reviews 5 years ago
I didn't see that, so it's one of the lost ones. The 2nd Doctor has the least amount of episodes left. You have to watch the first episode. Though I wish they refurbished it! Seriously, they have such great techniques now, I don't get why they don't do that. Anyway, the first episode reveals so much. Also, there was a reference to it in "A Good Man Goes To War".
*hides head in shame*

I will watch these this week on Netflix.

And that is true. It just seems like a pothole, because once he starts getting companions, it doesn't seem like he spends hundreds of years elsewhere, does it? But I accept this answer. This answer is reasonable. I'd just like to see it in print somewhere!
Unapologetic Reviews 5 years ago
He's sometimes between companions. Though in the old series he usually had more than one. I think the most was 3. The first time he got actual companions he got two, but he already had his granddaughter with him as well, so that made three. The granddaughter left first, and when the other two left, he got another companion. It was actually very common back then that he had a man and a woman travelling with him. The 3rd Doctor usually just had one assistant that UNIT assigned to him, though the Brigadier was always there as well. And there was a doctor that sometimes tagged along. The 3rd Doctor is interesting, because he actually worked for UNIT for a while. He was also the only one to have a tattoo.
Unapologetic Reviews 5 years ago
Too bad I can't get a job with my Whovian knowledge. :D
I know! Geek-knowledge=/=paychecks. Sadness :(