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    Posted November 14, 2013 by
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    ‘Doctor Who’ turns 50

    Recorders, Jelly Babies, and Cricket


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mikhaillynn told me, 'I would say that Doctor Who gave me a brighter outlook on the world and its people; no matter how bad things can be, everything will all come right through perseverance and understanding/acceptance of all people. In addition, since the Doctor can be a bit foppish at times, I have learned not to take myself too seriously.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    To me, Doctor Who is about sharing the beauty and wonder of the universe with the friends you meet along the way. The Doctor embodies everything that I’ve wanted to be; intelligent, charismatic, witty, and even eccentric. As a “doctor” he helps his companions help themselves grow as individuals. To the Doctor, anyone has the potential to be brilliant.

    While I love the many different personalities of the Doctor, the Second Doctor, played by the late Patrick Troughton, holds a special place in my heart. Confident in his abilities and downright cocky at times, he never took himself too seriously. When faced with danger, the mercurial Doctor would play up the image of a hapless bumbler to throw off his enemies only to reveal a darker, sometimes ruthless side that was both a cunning strategist and fiercely loyal to his companions.

    The costuming/cosplay aspect of Doctor Who is an important part of the fandom to me. I really enjoy the challenge of researching and meticulously constructing a costume along with the fun of pretending to be the character, particularly through voice and mannerisms. The character of the Doctor is widely recognized at sci-fi conventions and other events, always delighting fans both young and old. I currently cosplay as the Doctor in his Second, Fourth, and Fifth incarnations.
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