A couple of days ago, I tweeted that exact blog title.
Okay it was exactly three hours after watching the finale for season 7 of New Who and approximately five minutes after watching the departure of the first companion from Old Who.
Word to the wise, do not try to console yourself from the heartbreak of New Who by watching Old Who. Just don’t do it.
A little over two weeks ago I decided I wanted to start watching the Classic Doctor Who episodes. I checked out Netflix as they advertise a few, but they seemed to be fan favorite episodes and not at all what I was looking for.
No, I wanted to see how it started. How the Doctor became who he is today Eleven regenerations later. I didn’t want to skip around watching what was deemed “best of Doctor X” I wanted to watch the story progression from the start.
There are 26 seasons of Classic Doctor Who.
That is a hell of a lot of Doctor Who. The best part is, some of these seasons are quite lengthy. The first season alone has 42 episodes. But regardless of this, I was going to do it.
I’m nearly done with season 2. Best decision ever.
Aside from the whole New Who/Old Who emotional roller coaster – but I’m counting that a timing fluke.
Current goal is to watch every single episode of Who (old and new) prior to the 50th anniversary episode in November. I’m insanely excited to follow the development of the Doctor through his many regenerations. I’m even more excited for the development of the Daleks I have seen in just these two seasons.
And last but not least, I’m kind of sad that more people don’t watch Old Who because I’m sort of becoming a fan of the First Doctor and frankly odds are good that I’ll be a fan of the second, third, fourth, etc etc etc.
But seriously. Look at how awesome he is.