I have the flu and what better use of me laying in bed than write a bit about Doctor Who? I plunged heads on into fandom in the past few months, but I’m not a new fan. Nevertheless, after starting writing fanfic about it, I have thought a lot more about the show than before and I feel the need to write it down.
I never saw Doctor Who as I grew up, something I am quite annoyed with. I’m a child of the 70’s and just about every British series was aired in Sweden in the 70’s and 80’s and I watched Monthy Pyton, Black Adder, The Young Ones and Red Dwarf, but never DW. So when I started watching the show around 2003 I had not real idea of what to expect. Tom Baker was for me Puddleglum in Narnia, not the Doctor. I started the 1970 season, the year when DW became a show in colour, which means the Third Doctor was my very first one. I had seen most of old Who when it started again in 2005 and I began watching the new series. I’m currently re-watching new Who with my husband, who has never seen it before and we have just begun season 4. I’m also re-watching old Who, starting from the beginning and currently on season 21 with the Fifth Doctor.( Read more... )