It’s Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. What a long run it’s had. I’m absolutely amazed at how long it’s been going (not counting its 1989-2005 hiatus).
When I first watched Doctor Who, it was after midnight on PBS in the late 80s and early 90s. I watched it every weekend, absolutely engrossed in this quirky science fiction TV series from England. I watched as the 4th Doctor became the 5th Doctor, then the 6th Doctor, and the 7th Doctor. That’s when I stopped watching it because it ended. The days I remember most are with the 4th Doctor, K9, Romana, and Adric. I don’t know why they stand out so much. The 5th Doctor remains strong in my mind, as well. I wasn’t very fond of the 6th Doctor, and I saw little of the 7th Doctor. And then it ended in 1989. I did see the 1996 movie, which featured a very, very short 8th Doctor.
The current incarnation of Doctor Who is available on Hulu here in Japan. Seasons 1-4 are available now, but seasons 5-7 will become available next month. Excited? I sure am! Have I watched it? Not one bit! I did see a Christmas special when I was on holiday in Canada one Christmas, and that was featuring the 10th Doctor, David Tennant. But that’s all I’ve seen of the modern Doctor Who.
But I’ve heard a lot of it. You see, my wife is currently watching season 2 on Hulu as I type this. My wife has discovered Doctor Who and really enjoys it. Who knew she would watch it and I wouldn’t? I must start watching it when I have time!
Unbelievable. I’m not watching it, but my wife is. I never would’ve thought that would happen.