Rick and Morty
I’d like to give a shout out to an Adult Swim animated series called “Rick and Morty” produced by Dan Harmon of Community (Inspector Spacetime) and Justin Roiland. It’s a pg friendly version of Justin Roiland’s ‘Doc and Mharti’ animated shorts.
Inspired by Doc Brown and Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies, but also by Doctor Who as well, “Rick and Morty” features Rick, as Doc Brown/The Doctor (Hartnell/Capaldi editions), a brilliant scientist whose devices allow him to travel through time and space and between dimensions, and his grandson Morty, who accompanies him on his adventures. Rick’s granddaughter, Summer, also accompanies him on some adventures.
It’s black, funny, brilliant, sweet natured. And in the absence of a real Doctor Who cartoon… this will do just fine. It certainly beats the Hanna Barbera Happy Days/Doctor Who rip off from the early 80’s.