Sunday, October 20, 2013

Doctor Who? Doctor Who!


My earliest memories of my love for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre are of sitting down with my mom to enjoy Star Trek: The Next Generation. They're followed by the endless run of seriously odd stuff shown on the Sci/Fi Channel over the years, countless movie motion pictures, and books. Lots and lots of books. Despite this upbringing, I never once heard of/watched/discovered the world of Doctor Who.

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...

And. I'm. Hooked.

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."

So there you have it, folks. A cruel placement of time and a responsible parent are to blame. I'm going to try to get caught up before Season 8 airs, but the truth is, I don't watch much TV. I just like books better. Thank goodness for the ability to watch each episode when I want on the internet.

Have you checked out the Shine Universe yet? I'll be one of the authors contributing to this world.  A new one will release each month and mine will come out sometime in 2014. Go here for Shine 1.

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?


6 comments:

Morgan said...

I still have no idea what Doctor Who is! I need to see what all this hype is about...

Patrick Stahl said...

Matt Smith is the best of the most recent three. I haven't seen the old episodes. I've been watching it for less than a year, if I remember correctly.

Elisabeth Kauffman said...

Doctor Who is seriously one of my favorite shows ever. I love love love it! Welcome to the wonderful world of DW. *shuffles of to re-watch an episode... or an entire season...*

Aldrea Alien said...

Yes, yes, join us in our Doctor Who fan craziness! It's the only TV show to make me cry.

I've been watching since they rebooted it and, whilst I love all of the last three, David Tennant is my all-time fav.

Melanie Schulz said...

I am ashamed to admit I've never gotten on the Dr. Who bandwagon, but my sister is. Completely.

D.S Taylor said...

David Tennant was the best ... just awesome!