Monday, January 13, 2014

New Doctor Who Fan

A few years ago, I watched the series/season one premier of what I refer to as the modern Doctor Who. Yes, I know that Christopher Eccleston is the 9th doctor and not a revamped 1st. So no worries, Whovians (or whatever the Doctor Who equivalent is to Trekkie), I am paying attention.

However, I didn't watch it again for a while. Then, on New Year's Eve, my wife and I started watching the one serial available on Netflix for the first doctor (yes, the one from 1964). We got interrupted and didn't finish it (and my wife didn't find it interesting enough). But the next day, we watched the season 6 premier with Matt Smith as the 11th doctor.

Since then, I've gone ahead and watched the only serials on Netflix available for the 1st and 2nd doctors. I've started the premier of the 3rd doctor's story. And my wife and I are more than halfway through Christopher Eccleston's sole series/season on Netflix. So, that means I've seen 5 of the doctors in action. Well, 4 because I haven't really seen the 3rd doctor do much. And even though I've watched Matt Smith, Christopher Eccleston, and William Hartness, I must admit that Patrick Troughton was my favorite in the limited amount of The Doctor that I've seen. Yes, I know that David Tenant is supposedly the best out of all of them. And in a few weeks (or less) I'm sure I'll see him as The Doctor.

So, the one serial on Netflix of the first Doctor was, in my opinion, well-written for what it was. I just wish they would have more of the first doctor's escapades. Yes, I understand a few of them are missing, but not all of them. And really, in the first 2 seasons, very few are actually missing. Sadly there are a lot of missing episodes that will hopefully one day be found. But still, the series (both classic and modern) are pretty awesome. Yeah, graphics (and decent choreography for a fight scene) would help the originals. But honestly, what can you expect from the 1960s?

I will now continue this interest of Doctor Who. But before some of you go "He's jumping on the bandwagon", I'm curious to know how I could start watching a show that's interested me for the past 15 years without looking like jumping on the bandwagon. Heh? Go ahead. No, I'm doing this because I love sci-fi and fantasy. I'm a nerd/geek. I've been more interested lately, but don't have time to always watch (as I have a bunch of items in my to-watch list.) But for right now, The Doctor (and all his versions) will be my current television obsession.

Alien abductions are involuntary, but probings are scheduled.

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