Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Everyone Remembers Their First Doctor

BEDA: April 28, 2010

Now, a lot of you know, I'm a big Doctor Who fan and I have Megan to thank for it. A large selection of Nerdfighteria watches Doctor Who, because, let's face it, it's one of the best shows on television. But even though "my community" was so taken by The Doctor, I never really had much of a craving to find out what it was about.

It was a time when I had caught up on House, The Office, Family Guy, and How I Met Your Mother, he new season of Lost hadn't started airing yet, and I had gotten sick of flipping though my movies and having nothing magically appear.

Shut up, you do it too.

Anyway, I was just walking back from class and it was quite snowy outside. I thought to myself, 'Hey self, Megan won't shut up about this show. I mean, she mentions it in more than half of her Vlogsmoothie videos. You should probably watch it.'

So, I looked it up online. Yo, Star Trek, I know you got that reboot and everything and I'm really happy for you, but Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Wow, even in text speech, the Kanye meme is incredibly jerky...

I hopped on SurftheChannel and saw that the episodes were separated into "Classic Doctor Who" and "Doctor Who" which was relieving. Megan had said something about starting with the 2005 episodes and how they did a pretty good job explaining most of what had happened in a moderate-reboot fashion. I found and watched the first episode, "Rose".

And I wasn't impressed. At all, really.

I mean, think about it from my point of view. This guy shows up, saves this girl from these plasticly-animated-men, her boyfriend gets sucked into a wheely-bin and then the man yells at some alien consciousness for a while. Not really exciting stuff.

But obviously, as I continued watching, (actually, while watching the next episode) I became hooked. My problem with episode "Rose" is that any sci-fi that exists in the episode, we're as clueless as Rose is. The Doctor doesn't explain much of anything going on. He does a much better job explaining things as they're traveling through time and space which, of course, is the most fun part of the story.

I'll probably post more on this topic later. I feel I've bored you enough, today. :)

Tune in next time for: Why David Tennant is my Doctor


  1. I grew up watching Doctor Who. I had no choice really... my dad named me after one of the characters so I dislike Rose for a different reason but still didn't like it. David Tennant is tied for 1st on my list of Doctors with Peter Davison... needless to say TimeCrash makes my life.

  2. Yeah, I heard about it from a friend of mine. She's been obsessed with Doctor Who, so I had to watch it. I actually kinda loved it from the beginning, and I cried when Rose became trapped in the alternate universe (Shut up, you did it too, you must have). I finished all of the episodes of that time, and I couldn't wait for the 11th Doctor. But now he's here :D

    Doctor Who is just amazing. I'm addicted :D

  3. hahaha.
    i totally got obsessed with doctor who in one of those "nothing new is on" phases. those phases are always good for new obsessions. you know...
    or being a lazy bum...

  4. @Nyssa I love how your dad named you after one of five's companions and your Doctor is Peter Davison! That's too cool!

  5. I think it was Charlie(issocoollike) and Alex Day talking about "The Wasp & The Unicorn" that made me want to check out the show, just to see what it was all about. So then I was going between catching up from the beginning of the reboot to the "new" episodes.

    Then when I was caught up and waiting for new stuff I then got hooked on Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. I'm a Who-verse fanatic now. All thanks to Youtube =D