I had the same sort of problem with my wife but she got past it and now loves the show.
I suppose it's moot to point out that he's never actually called Dr. Who beyond the title card of the show?
Unlike the name Green Lantern ( or Black Lantern, or White Lantern or whatever fricking Lantern t-shirt he's wearing....)
I'm with Aaron. Who care? He is missing out on a great show and it is his loss.
Im not sure if ignorance is bliss but it sure is common
he wouldn't get it anyways.
Thank goodness nothing else in the comic shop has a title that might sound a bit silly to some people.
Was the Doctor not available for comment?
Someone needs to do a parody called Dr. Poo, & his Tardis is stuck on outhouse instead. That'd be funny and/or immature.
Re. Anon:No it wouldn't.
Actually, someone already did something like that...
I bet he's not even a real doctor.
@ William -well, in the older series he'd straight-up introduce himself as "Doctor Who" like "Hello, I'm Doctor Who- how can I help?" and it annoyed the shit out of me. I do like how they do it in the newer ones, what you are talking about, where he'll say "I'm the Doctor..." and someone will go "Doctor? Doctor WHO???" Much better.
@Vince: You couldn't get past your wife's name?I'm not normally one to fanrant, but:@Thessaly: By "older series" you mean "some shit you made up just so you have something to say", right? Or possibly the comic books, I think they referred to him as "Doctor Who".In all of the 26 years from 1963 to 1989 of the original run, there was ONE episode where the Doctor was called "Doctor Who" in the dialogue itself: The War Machines, where the supercomputer WOTAN mysteriously works out that he is called "Doctor Who" (though this could be put down to a programming error and "WHO" is just the default name for anyone unknown).The Doctor was assumed to be called "Professor Foreman" in the original An Unearthly Child, as "Foreman" was the surname that Susan, his granddaughter, was enrolled under at school. Apart from that, the Doctor typically goes by the alias "John Smith" when his name is demanded, and is otherwise simply referred to as "the Doctor".Of course, you still had the fun bits of dialogue as early as An Unearthly Child that play on the show being called "Doctor Who"."We don't even know his name. It's just 'the Doctor'. But Doctor who?"My favourite is in the Five Doctors, where UNIT officers say of the 2nd doctor:"Who was that strange man?""The Doctor.""... Who?
Thessaly might be thinking of the '60s movies with Peter Cushing, where he *did* actually call himself "Dr. Who." I think he also did in the somewhat dodgy novelization for the first Dalek story.
That was it, Lee- the Peter Cushing ones from 1965, thank you. My fucking bad Sorceror, you fucking asshole, I said 'older series' and they were older movies. Movies I saw when I was 12 (I'm 30 now, so it's been awhile) that were broken up into half hour parts- in which he says "HELLO, I'M DOCTOR WHO". WoW; look how MADE UP THAT IS, just so I could have something to say... idiot.
@ The King of ThessalyThe issue of the name is a thorny one among Doctor Who fans. Precisly because the character is not "Doctor Who", bit just "the Doctor". That movie is reviled by some fans of Doctor Who for that reason. To be honest though, anyone who says what you said within hearing distance of a classic Who fan gets a fanrant- it's the rules.Ofcourse, in The Highlanders (season 4) the Doctor introduces himself as "Doctor von Wer"- Doctor of Who.
Ummm, I have a veterinarian named Dr. Hu. That is her actual name (hidden here by a deliberate misspelling). So the name is not outside the pale.
Gee Sorcerer, you're kind of a tool.
I like reading the comments because the creeps, jerks, and crazies sometimes comment themselves, a la "Sorceror". We can all fan rant without being assholes, try it next time.
>his Tardis is stuck on outhouse insteadYour wish is my command.
Thessaly:"My fucking bad Sorceror, you fucking asshole, I said 'older series' and they were older movies. Movies I saw when I was 12 (I'm 30 now, so it's been awhile)"I sincerely apologise. I haven't seen the Cushing movies for ... at a guess, 15 years (and even then it was just "who the fuck is this guy? OOH SHINY COLOUR DALEKS"). I had no idea that he refers to himself as "Doctor Who" in those ... but now that it's been mentioned, I do recall it vaguely.Did you know that they were planning to make a Cushing movie of The Chase too, but they scrapped after Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 bombed? I for one would have liked to see the Cushing vesion of The Chase; it would have been HIGH-larious!