A tragedy, I now know.
For the last 5 years or so, I've had friends and acquaintances express shock at this void in my sci-fi/fantasy experience. "How can you call yourself a real fan of the genre?" has been asked of me, over and over and over. I always rolled my eyes and laughed them off. I prefer books anyway and simply don't watch much TV, so its been easy to continue missing out in blissful ignorance.
Earlier today, avoiding the current writing project because of yet another plot snag, I was playing on Facebook and an ad for a Doctor Who fan group popped up on my page. Curious and bored, I finally decided to go check out what so many of my fellow sci/fi friends were going on about.
I decided to start with the 2010 debut of the 11th Doctor Who, The Eleventh Hour...
How did I go all of my childhood without seeing one episode? What could I do, but call my mom and ask why she never watched it or allowed me to. Her answer? "Oh, I liked it. It just always came on after I put you kids to bed."
I chose to start with the reveal of the 11th Doctor because I like Matt Smith. Who is your favorite Doctor? Do you remember how you first became introduced to the longest running science fiction series? Have you read Shine 1?