I used to LOVE Doctor Who! I was kind of a geek in HS before I evolved into the macho, GQ Stud I am now, and he was a guy I could relate to.
He always faced death in the eye, and came out on top, usually through the combination of mania and brainpower. Tom Baker was easily the best Dr. Who, with his combination of geeky bug-eyed bizarre looks and rock star haircut. Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy were close seconds.
I’m happy to hear BBC is running the show . . I’m suprised SciFi Channel never picked it up!
Logopolis . . .best episode ever . . it’s the one where Tom Baker’s Doctor dies.
Well not really . . I’m happy to see that Tom is alive and well:
and while he now looks nothing like he did 20 years ago, could STILL looks like he could fit right into that TARDIS today!!!
Dr. Who gained quite a cult following here in the States in the early 80s that was kind of like a junior circuit Star Trek following. I even went to a fan club meeting, I think it was the “Whovians”. It was really pathetic. A bunch of really strange people watching a tape of a new Dr. Who episode that was not yet available in the U.S… Whoopteedoo.
To make it worse, I got this letter a few weeks later from the “Time Lords”, a RIVAL Dr. Who fan club, that accused the Whovians of all these horrible things, and how they were the real true fan club in the area.:rolleyes:
Then I watched a Dr. Who special on PBS where some girls actually dicsussed on camera the subject of Tom Baker as a sex symbol.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
About a week later, I was offed to college, where I discovered some things much, much more interesting than Doctor Who. You can make your own deductions.
In the storyline, the good Doctor was supposed to go through 12 reincarnations before dying for good, but I think only made 8 and an American movie before disappearing off the galaxy. Oh well, when we get invaded by aliens, hopefully the Ninth incarnation will show up just in time to save us pathetic earthlings from the Daleks!!!(or at least Rick Santorum!!)