So after many years of gentle and not so gentle prodding I have finally started watching Doctor Who. In the past I have seen snippets of the new series, and generally walked away muttering “…alright …that was odd…don’t see much point in that.” However my friends BatMatt and Doc kept suggesting I try it (much the same way we kept suggesting Rich try watching Firefly…) and since I share a lot of tastes in
common when it comes to TV shows and comics a few months ago I relented and let Doc know that I had come to terms with fact that someday I would eventually ended up watching some Doctor Who but needed to know where to start.
Fast forward to two weeks ago when my father had me open a Netflix account so we could figure out why Netflix streaming wasn’t working for him (no streaming outside the 50 states and DC…you lose out if you live in a Commonwealth of the US it turns out…bummer). Since I had started the clock on my 2 week trial I figured I might as well take advantage of it once we were back in Rochester.
So early last week I started out watching Season 1 of the New Doctor Who series, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor. The first 13 episodes are available via Netflix streaming, and I have watched 12.
If you haven’t watched the series yet…you might as well stop reading unless you want to be spoiled as to how I reacted…
I don't think there was a lot of interest in my previous pointers to BBC7's webcasting of the McGann Doctor Who Audioplays, but a few new Doctor Who fans have washed up on our shores since last I posted.
Here's the link to the list of shows. They are from the 3rd series of adventures starring the 8th Doctor and Lucie. They are available for a limited time, so check it out soon if you are interested, and try to listen to the earliest broadcast one first.
Perhaps these aren't the best Doctor Who ever, but McGann is a great Doctor, and they are Doctor Who that you can enjoy while doing the ironing or washing the dishes or doing menial office tasks, which counts for something.
The comics link is that Pat "Marshal Law" Mills, a favourite creator of mine, wrote the Scapegoat episodes.
Jenn said she'd going to do one for me but I haven't seen it yet. It's OK. I love her anyway.
I listened to the oldest Doctor Who story on the list ("The Beast of Orlok" part one) tonight. It's a good story although I'm not a Lucy Miller fan.
It's the Sally Forth comic strip from Sunday, April 10. You can't see it?