Saturday, January 15, 2011

Back on Gallifrey...

So I thought you readers might want to know a little more about us, the Lost Sons of Gallifrey. Let me tell you a little about myself; my thoughts, ideas, philosophies, and general information on Doctor Who.
This is Gallifrey. And that man is a Time Lord. They dress kinda funny. And cool.

Back on Gallifrey, they call me The Liberator. That's my Time Lord name. Want to know why? Because through my efforts to spread Doctor Who throughout this good country, I am in fact converting people and Liberating them from their previous Ignorance, that Ignorance being a lifestyle devoid of any Doctor Who whatsoever. But you can still call me Andrew. Or just Jazz Hands for short.

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.


  1. I love Doctor Who! Seriously, I think it's getting to the point of addiction :) Except, I'm afraid to go back and watch season 1 because I think it will disappoint me. Also, David Tennant isn't in season 1. Of course, he's not in 5 either darn it.

  2. Dearest Bronwen,
    Your comment has warmed my soul and stirred my very essence.
    I would still suggest going back to Season 1. I wish you had started there, but alas, the Curse has afflicted thee. I call it a Curse because when you start with the awesomeness of David Tennant, you don't want to see anything else. Christopher Eccleston is certainly different from Tennant in many ways, and I rather like it. I think you at least need to try him out before dismissing him altogether. In fact, we may watch some of Eccleston on Monday.