So they say. If the common saying emblazoned across the t-shirts and bumper stickers of Doctor Who fans everywhere is to be believed, Matt Smith crash-landing in little Amelia Pond’s backyard will forever be in my heart.
I think I need to back up a little. See, just a month ago, I was ignorant. Sure, I’d heard of Doctor Who, but I knew little to nothing about it, and I hadn’t seen any of it. Then I started to notice buzz in the blogosphere and pretty much everywhere else online– a new season of Doctor Who was coming! When I admitted to Miriam that I’d never seen Doctor Who, the response was immediate and clear: watch it. Unfortunately, something is messed up about my cable, ’cause I don’t get BBC America. I shrugged and decided this was one thing I’d have to miss.
Talking to fellow geek-types at my new school in the past two weeks, I’ve learned that I’m missing out on a lot. Everyone loves the Doctor. After receiving a crash course on Doctor Who from a friend during study hall (sorry, English homework), I promised that over the weekend, I’d watch at least one episode, through Netflix or OnDemand.
And did I ever.
I watched the first episode of Season 5. Perhaps I jumped in too far, but thanks to the talk at school, I managed to keep up pretty well. I’d gotten so pumped about finally seeing Doctor Who that I squee’d the minute I saw the Tardis.
It was love at first watch. Doctor Who and I were made for each other–it’s quirky in a very British way, science-fiction-y, incredibly far-fetched, and, above all, epic. I’m definitely watching the next episode of Season 5 next weekend.
So, what think ye of the Doctor?