Doctor Who: Loneliness and Wonder
I vowed a long time ago not to watch Doctor Who until he regenerated as a woman. So far, the Doctor has had 11 incarnations, each with his own take on the character but none with a different gender.
The Doctor is, of course, an archetypal son of Mercury – a trickster, a traveller, quick, clever, a shape-shifer – but he is also a son of Saturn, because he lives forever and travels through Saturn’s domain, time. Most of the Doctors fall into either the Saturn category (John Pertwee) or the Mercury (David Tennant), but some have managed to unite both aspects of the science fiction wizard.
I’ll leave the semiotics of the show and its reflection of UK national identity for another post. But I must point out that the shows Lunar Nodes are on the UK IC/MC axis and conjunct the UK Sun. Each generations doctor is embodiment of an aspect of the spirit of the times.
Here are the Doctors with their birth dates and Sun signs in order.