Good news for Doctor Who fans 20 years since the show’s reboot! (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent

In 2005, 20 years ago today, after 16 years without any new content, fans of the longest running science fiction series in the world, Doctor Who, were given exciting news.

Russell T. Davies, a megafan of the show, was to be the showrunner, having lobbied since the late 90s for it to return, after the failed reboot attempt of the American Doctor Who Movie in 1996.

As whovians now know him, RTD has recently returned to the role, with the 60th anniversary since 23rd November 1963, when it began. 

With an all new logo, Doctor Who welcomed the 9th Doctor (as played by Christopher Eccleston), and the iconic coral-themed TARDIS (the vessel in which they travel through time and space).

The first episode of the reboot was ‘Rose’ a story which introduced the character Rose Tyler (as played by Billie Piper), the department store worker, who became the Doctor’s latest companion, as she found him isolated, following the events of the last great time war, which destroyed the rest of his race, the Time Lords.

Together, they fought off the Autons, controlled by the Nestene Consciousness, classic villains in the multimedia franchise, and then set off for many more adventures in time and space!

Oliver of Jill Dando News is one of over 100 Jill Dando Journalists who find, write and publish positive good news out across the world in memory of Jill. 

Jill Dando is also a former student of WCSA where the project began.

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