A Mad Man in a Blue Box... A spaceship, bigger on the inside, that can travel in time. A story, 52 years in the making, that can adapt and change as quickly as society can. This is Doctor Who - a British staple and the ultimate tale of the Nerds.
Most television shows can barely crack a few years, but Doctor Who has been expanding the minds of children and adults for 52 years. The time span alone is fascinating, but there is more to this sci-fi hero than meets the eye. The Doctor, the ever-changing not-so-action hero, has the ability to empower children in a way that your typical superhero can't.
Of course, as with most young nerds, my son wasn't one to make friends easily. He's in all of the advanced classes and is less-than-physically active. Although he loves the outdoors, he can't catch a ball to save himself, which makes him less than popular with the sportier kids his age. The fact that his mental age and abilities are much higher than that of fellow kids his age is another test to his social awkwardness. While he loves all superheroes, it did not take him long to adopt The Doctor as his favorite - and his idol.
— The Doctor, Season 2, Episode 2
— The Doctor, Season 6, Christmas Special
— Rose Tyler, Season 1, Episode 13
-The Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Season 7, Episode 15