Question: Where Are the Dr Who Fans?

Does not matter if you liked Dr One or Dr Twelve, if you are or ever were a Dr Who fan, I want to hear from you! I started late- Tennant was my first Doctor, but my hubby has been watching for years and his first Doctor was the Fourth. We love watching it together and it has become one of our weekly 'date night' routines. We are going back and watching the older ones- and we love them! So i figured there has to be more Dr Who fans out there! Right? :D


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I'm currently catching random episodes of Dr Who on Ebru TV - it's a channel on FTA satellite Galaxy 19, as well as a live streaming channel on Roku.

My favorite Brit Sci-fi series is "Red Dwarf", though.
Red Dwarf

Dave Lister is the last human being in the universe. A lowly technician on the mining ship Red Dwarf, he wakes up one day to find that the rest of the crew have been killed by a radiation leak. He has been in stasis for three million years.

He is doomed to drift in space for the rest of eternity with only two companions: the hologram of his former crewmate, Rimmer, and a creature called Cat who has evolved from a pet he smuggled on board. From series III onwards, they were joined by a mechanoid servant called Kryten, and from series VII, by the attractive human female, Kochanski.
Red Dwarf series 1-8 are all currently available on Netflix.
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I count myself as a fan of the 1963-1989 version of Doctor Who wholeheartedly and an admirer of what Matt Smith has done with the role since 2010 as well as all of Toby Whithouse's writing efforts in that era ('Vampires of Venice', 'The God Complex', 'A Town Called Mercy'). I grew up in Britain and as a child, some of my first memories - and nightmares - were of Sylvester McCoy as The Seventh Doctor fighting Daleks in a high school in 'Remembrance of The Daleks'. The show was cancelled soon afterwards though my early teens were spent with re-runs of the adventures of The Third Doctor Jon Pertwee, specifically 'The Sea Devils'. When the show re-launched in 2005, it reminded me what an amazing concept it was, though I didn't particularly care for what Russell T Davies was doing with the idea. So I went back and watched all that I could of the show-the Pertwee and McCoy eras still have the best stories in my opinion, although I am very fond of the Hartnell and Troughton eras and some of Tom Baker's stories.
'Vampires of Venice', 'The God Complex', 'A Town Called Mercy' are some of my favorite episodes! They were so well written. Out of the Doctors I have seen the most of, my favorite is Tennant, then Smith. Eccelston was ok but was not overly thrilled with him compared to the other two.
Toby Whithouse's writing for the show is a cut above the rest and he's up there with the best of the show's writers, including Robert Holmes, Malcolm Hulke, Chris Boucher, Dennis Spooner and Rona Munro. I hope the BBC have the sense to promote him to showrunner when Moffat leaves the show, though I think that mantle will pass to Mark Gatiss given his success co-creating Sherlock with Moffat. I admire Eccleston greatly, and I think he's excellent when exploring some of the darker, more serious aspects of the character, but he looks really out of his element with the slapstick and gross-out humor they wanted him to do. He's a good enough actor to have kept developing the role season after season, and I would have loved to see what he would have done with it, but he tends not to stay long on projects and he sold himself short by only doing one season. I find Tennant immensely irritating to watch and, after some initial progress, he reduced the part down to a handful of mannerisms and acting short-cuts. Smith has both an original take on the character - a socially awkward fish-out-of-water - and a knack for hitting all the character notes from the show's history, not to mention that he's the most talented character actor of the three.
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