Coping with Doctor Who withdrawal

If you’re as geeky as I am, you simply cannot wait for the new season (or series, as they say in the UK) of Doctor Who. In the meantime, here are a few ways to cope with Doctor Who withdrawal.

– Watch old episodes. My provider of choice for this is Netflix. They have the entire reboot available, plus a sampling of the classic episodes. Enough to keep you busy for quite some time!

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– Watch Torchwood. No, it’s not The Doctor. But it’s Captain Jack Harkness. Can’t argue with some Captain Jack!

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– Check out the Doctor Who comic book series.

– Brew some tea in a TARDIS teapot and serve it in a TARDIS mug.


Yes, I actually own these.


– Wear some fine Whovian apparel.


And these.


– Accent it with TARDIS bling.


And this.


– Paint your nails TARDIS-blue.

photo credit: Gabrielle Myers Torello

photo credit: Gabrielle Myers Torello

Do you have any other Who-worthy suggestions to get us through the gap?


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8 Responses to Coping with Doctor Who withdrawal

  1. disneywithme says:

    As always I turn to YouTube. I think I have watched the “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” Cast and Crew special send-off about 5 or 6 times by now. ;D TARDIS blue… that’s pretty…

  2. I’m very excited about the new series, Heather, and am hoping it will be as great as my expectations! Sometimes I wish Dr Who would go back to the old format of six half hour episodes about the same story, each with a cliff-hanger ending. Sometimes in the new format the story seems a little rushed towards the end. One of my favourite series of all time is this one that I watched as a child: I was absolutely terrified. Apart from that I had a crush on Jamie (The doctor’s assistant. He wore a kilt. Enough said.) My brother once saw Jamie in real life, filling his car up with petrol at a service station. Jealousy still eats me to this day.

  3. HFBrainerd says:

    It sounds fantastic, Helena – thanks!

  4. Good suggestions! I’m also eagerly waiting for the new season. Another neat thing you can get is a sonic screwdriver (I don’t have one yet, I’ve seen some, and some are pens, some lights, and some screwdrivers, or a combination). I also have a cute Hello Sweetie T-shirt from Redbubble:

    • HFBrainerd says:

      Great ideas, Mary-Jean! I’ve had my eye on a sonic screwdriver for a while now – the Tenth Doctor’s, as he’s my fave. That t-shirt is adorable! Love the bow tie & fez!

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