I’ve been a big fan of Doctor Who for as long as i can remember. It’s part of my DNA as a British sci-fi fan. I was watchiung the Doctor Who Confidential episode after the most recent episode (a barnstormer by the way, where the Doctor barely appears) and they were talking to people involved with the show about who their first Doctor was.
For those of you not in the know the Doctor, kind of like James Bond, has been played by a series of actors since his debut in the 60s. Unlike James Bond, they do make reference to it in the series. As a timelord, the Doctor doesn’t die, instead he regenerates into a new body and, to some extent, a new persona.
David Tennant is the tenth Doctor and i think he’s amazing, but i was trying to remember who my first Doctor was. I always thought that it was Tom Baker, but apparently not. The first story i remember (although almost certainly not the first i saw) is Snakedance, broadcast when i was 6 years old. I remember being really creeped out by it (which is only right.)
I got most of my Doctor Who knowledge from books though. I had lots of books of the stories, as well as an A-Z and a Technical manual. Unfortunately the next Doctor couldn’t compete with the A-Team, but i Did have a fondness for Sylvester McCoy.
I’m so glad the series has come back and is, in my opinion, better than ever. I may be a big wuss but there have been several episodes recently which have almost moved me to tears.
Anyhoo – what’s the first episode you remember?