With 2013 being the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who, I thought I’d share a little bit about me. Some of you know a bit from my About page, but I didn’t put too much personal information on there.
When I was young I had an imaginary friend. Unlike little Amelia Pond, mine wasn’t so real. Mine looks suspiciously like Tom Baker. I was a lonely child, and an only one as well. Because I didn’t have any older brothers or sisters I was left out of the cliques when school started. I was a little chubby, had glasses, always had my nose in a book and was really shy so you can guess how that turned out.
My uncle introduced me to Doctor Who at a young age, and I can still remember my first episode. The scarf, the fedora and the jelly babies… yup, the 4th Doctor was my first Doctor (and still my favorite). When my overactive imagination kicked in I was in the TARDIS with him helping him save the world… and when I was terrified of something under my bed or in my closet I conjured up an image of him to chase the scary things away. Oh and just so we have any romantic thoughts out of the way: I was a kid and way too young to be thinking about that sort of thing.
When I get a bit of time home alone, I’ve been trying to catch up on all of the programming that was aired for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary last month. I know, I know. It’s just that I don’t get much time to myself when I don’t have tons of chores to do.
Tonight I finally got the opportunity to watch Doctor Who – The Companions while wrapping a few ton of gifts. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s basically talking about the companions and their roles in the series. Obviously they couldn’t get to everyone, and there was quite a bit of focus on NuWho (2005 and later) but it was still enjoyable. In particular I enjoyed watching all of the actual actors speak about their characters and roles.
At one point John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) is talking about what he would say to himself if he could go back to when he first got the job on Who. He teared up a little (causing me to as well) and it reminded me of something. This show means a lot to us fans, but it also means a lot to a ton of other people. It’s changed the lives of everyone from the actors to the writers, in ways that we can only imagine.
I know I’m a much better person because of it.
I’m sure no one involved with the show will ever actually see this, but in this special year I’d just like to say “Thank You” to the writers/cast/crew of Doctor Who – everyone involved. May the show continue for another 50 years.