For those of you not too familiar with Doctor Who, let me give you a brief history. In 1963, Doctor Who hits televisions across the UK. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, DW has been dubbed the longest running and most successful science-fiction series in history. After a 15 year hiatus and a feature length movie, Doctor Who returned in 2005. As a more polished and popular show than ever, Doctor Who went on to claim the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series from 2005 through 2010.
Talk about success, huh? This television show has now captured the eyes of the world, with millions of viewers world wide. Fans from out of the country use many different ways to keep up with the show, one of the most controversial being piracy. No matter how people get ahold of Doctor Who, it has inspired an outrageous fan following.
Today's graphic details the companions of the Doctor. Some are essential to the show, yet some were not that liked by the viewers. Two companions have appeared in over 100 episodes of the show with many more not too far behind. The sticktoitiveness of the actors and actresses only parallel that of the fanatical spectators. I hope Doctor Who continues the epic running streak and never sacrifices quality.
[Doctor Who Companion Infographic]
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