For several years now, I've had to
So when I moved back to Melbourne in July and signed up for Quickflix (and seriously, if you guys still rent DVDs the conventional way, WHY??? Also, Quickflix don't know I exist. I just think they're awesome!), one of the first things in my queue was Doctor Who. I'd actually seen one or two episodes over the years when there was nothing else on TV, but out of sequence it was never compelling enough for me to add it to my TV schedule.
The Bloggess (and if you don't read her blog, GO AND DO IT NOW BECAUSE SHE'S AWESOME) started watching Doctor Who earlier in the week, and I think she said it best:
I made it through series 1 and part of series 2 before I left for the US. I *may* have flailed with fan girl excitement when Lyndsy was showing me how to use Netflix streaming and Doctor Who was available. I made it through the rest of series 2 and most of series 3 in Denver. An excellent use of the $1300 airfare, I think!!
I haven't QUITE finished series 6 yet (and thank you, Steven Moffat, for the mind fuck that is series 6...), but suffice to say I've added Whovian to my already lengthy list of fandoms (which also includes Scooby, Salt Gunner, Browncoat, and Gleek).
I love it all, from Christopher Eccleston:
|"I bring you air from my lungs!" Also, Billie's face is priceless. Also also, source.|
I love it from the brilliance of the Neil Gaiman episode in series 6:
|The look on Matt Smith's face is hilarious. Also, source|
|Sorry if this makes anyone have a seizure/pee their pants. Also, source|
(Also, if you live in Australia, you can order that from Amazon UK for £45 with free shipping, rather than paying the $287 that it costs here. And the one from Amazon is Region 4 compatible!!)
In short(ish), Doctor Who is best summed up by John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness:
Please tell me I'm not alone in my nerdy Whovian fan girl corner?? Also, thoughts on classic Who - worth it or not?