Dr. Who and me


I was getting into sci-fi around the time Tom Baker was finishing up as the Doctor. I only knew this because of articles in Starlog magazine. I was interested in any sci-fi shows or movie back then, but Doctor Who wasn’t on where I could see it then. I tried reading some paperback novel with Baker as the Doctor on the cover. Seems like I picked it up at the local used bookstore. Without ever having seen the show and understanding very little about the characters I quickly gave up on the book.That was probably like 1982. As the 80’s went on I know of the changes of who was playing the Doctor from Starlog. I probably didn’t think about the character at all in the 90’s until like maybe 98-99. I was back into sci-fi and didn’t yet have a DVD player. I saw some Dr. Who VHS tapes in some catalog and loved the covers. I considered ordering one, but it seems like I ordered some Hammer films instead. A few years after that of course Dr. Who was back and I had a DVD player. I considering buying some DVDs, but the prices were high and the run times were short so again I passed and skipped this universe. In recent I could have checked out DVDs of the show at my place of work, but just didn’t. Then recently I said “ah let’s give it a go”. I checked out DVDs with Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton ( both who I was familiar with from some horror films they’d been in) as well as the last three Doctors. Have to admit I have been hooked since watching them and am now putting in requests for more DVDs and books to learn more about Dr. Who’s universe. My only regret is not trying to see it much sooner. More thoughts on the Doctor will likely be coming at some point in the near future.