I’m proud. You’re immersing yourself into a fascinating character. I think my favorite thing about the Doctor is that it’s the same person and when I keep that in mind, what the Doctor looks like or aspects of personality expressed just enhance things.
What’s kept me from ever fully immersing into Doctor Who fandom is that they always tend to compare, take notes, “What’s your favorite Doctor?” stuff.
I join in a little but they miss the point.
I started at 6.5 yrs old, first strong memories at 8 yrs old, called it “my own” by 11 as the 5 Doctors was Simulcast to 1/3 of the planet at the exact same time, which to me in 1983 was a damn amazing thing.
I disagree with you as it’s the same character. See, that’s where I don’t do the fandom thing.
Nice! I have very slow internet (DSL, usually avg 5-7 but it’s supposed to be 10) so that’s not an option I can take. But we did a month trial of the streaming BBC thing and I gorged on missing episodes / old favorites.
I’d seen nearly all of them by 1988, and caught a couple of reconstructed ones since but didn’t do the animated reconstructions.
New Jersey USA from 1983-1989 was a VERY good time for Doctor Who.
The ONLY time New Jersey ever had its own TV Station – the New Jersey Network (NJN), they went all out for Doctor Who, hosting conventions and things, getting actors to fly over for pledge drives and stuff, even had their own special Doctor Who mini-episode made.
So they played it, a Long Island station also played it, and a third PBS station played it.
We had cable but even if we only had rabbit ears, it was possible to catch every episode of Doctor Who ever made to that point just by paying attention to the schedules.
And – I did.