|This is Gallifrey. And that man is a Time Lord. They dress kinda funny. And cool.|
Would you care to know why we have three authors for this Blog? Besides that fact that Jeremy, Caleb, and myself are the triumvirate of Doctor Who at Timpview High School, it's so that there is variety in all our opinions and thoughts on Doctor Who. That way you can hear what each of us has to say, and then judge for yourself.
I was first introduced to Doctor Who by my colleague Jeremy Sherman. I watched the first episode of Season 1. It was so weird. Suffice it to say, I waited two weeks before I watched any more. Thankfully, it got better from there. Way better, if truth be told.
My philosophy concerning viewing Doctor Who is first and foremost that you just watch it, 'cause it's fantastic. But if you will go out on a limb with me, and take a leap of faith, then I suggest the following: watch Doctor Who from the beginning of Season 1 with the ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and watch the rest in order from there. There. I said it. Many will argue with me that the first season is rather inferior compared to the rest, but I disagree. Sure, it's more cheesy and less sophisticated, but it's a crucial part of the series. I believe it's paramount to watch seasons 1-5 in order, not skipping any. You get the full story, you meet all the characters and all the aliens, even if it's aliens that you get sick of. It gives you the full Doctor Who experience. One little disclaimer, though: I am not in any way suggesting that you go all the way back to the 1960's and start from there. The "Season 1" I referred to actually came out in 2005. Start there. However, as I said before, if your style is more of a "pick and choose the best episodes" gig, then I can respect that. Whatever floats your boat. Or your TARDIS.