It's almost surprising I didn't get around to Doctor Who till week two. But well, the beauty of the show isn't just that he visits other planets, but space stations and other time zones while still on Earth. And moons. But I'm avoiding those. Strictly planets, my followers!
If you don't know Doctor Who and you consider yourself a geek, shame on you. If you're not a geek, and you still don't know at least the basics of Doctor Who, shame on you too because this show has permeated into pop culture and shows up in other shows now. But essentially, it's about a lonely alien who picks up human women to keep him company (platonic! For the most part. Cuz I ship RoseX10) as they have adventures made possible by his time and space machine, the TARDIS. (which I've actually cosplayed before at a NaNo kick off party.)
I love this show, because it has everything. Humor, tragedy, friendship, love, and a great bunch of ideas that get my creative mind flowing.
*ahem* I could gush about this show all day, but to highlight the planet - Gallifrey is the Doctor's homeworld.
|Gallifrey compared to Earth - Source|
The sad thing is, he can't go home. Ever. Because he is the last of his kind, the other Time Lords having perished in the last great battle of the Time War when Gallifrey was blown to smithereens, leaving the Doctor utterly alone in the world. And when you have as long a lifespan as he does, that's just rife with angst.
Which I'm a sucker for.