But I was a 9 yr old kid at the time with dreams of “What Might Be Possible, Someday” and it set me off on seeing whatever is “Today” as already part of the past and thinking ahead to near-future (30-200 yrs) with anything were doing, expecting both feast and famine, progress and congress, and new innovations in concepts we can barely even BEGIN to conceive of today – at whatever the “today” was at the time.
I still do it in 2015. I did it in 1985. I did it 1995. Always looking at the “just ahead of us” with the least biased set of eyes as I could.
It’s one of the reasons why I’m always attempting to discover and remove my own bias, or at least recognize it. It’s hard.
I thank Doctor Who for that way of thinking.