I love the current Doctor in Doctor Who. Reminds me of “my” first Doctor, Peter Davidson in the Science department:
I didn’t know until many years later that in the era I entered Doctor Who, the writers were consciously making the science as accurate as possible. My love of the sciences is directly linked to Doctor Who of that era, when I was 8-12 yrs old.
Antimatter rarely gets talked about in Doctor Who but its last big appearance was:
“In Earthshock (1982), the Cybermen crash a space freighter powered by antimatter into Earth, causing a colossal explosion and wiping out the dinosaurs,” Guerrier says.
“Also killed in the explosion is the Doctor’s companion Adric. His name was, purposefully, an anagram of Dirac [the man who first mooted the idea of antimatter particles…”
I didn’t know Adric was an anagram of Dirac. Mind-blown.
In last nights episode, I knew the Doctor’s explanation of how the anti-matter drive functioned was spot-on and the wonder of its functioning mirrors my own fascination with the creative ways we utilize nature in our technology.