"When and why did you start watching Doctor Who, and what made you become a fan of it?"
Well, I don't remember exactly when, or even how, but it was within the first few months of college, as I recall. I didn't have many friends yet, and the ones I had didn't really just hang out at every possible opportunity, so I didn't have much to do. I may have ordered it through the school library, or I may have watched in on my parent's Netflix. . . . I'm not sure. But I was advised by one of my blog readers as to a certain order to introduce myself to them. After watching "Blink," I'm not entirely sure why I went back for more. It was so different from anything I regularly watched – but I suppose I was "off at college now," and it had just enough whimsy to intrigue me.
Science fiction really gets to me, it would seem. I haven't seen much of it, but the shows I have watched have fascinated me. This whole "more to science than we know" just captures my imagination. And, unlike fantasy, it's generally faster paced and seems to be more episode-by-episode, as far as plot goes, instead of one long story.
Anyway, it is very funny and the Doctor – whichever he is – tends to be hilariously eccentric. But there's some seriousness there; some drama; something deeper underneath that is tenderly endearing.
I actually haven't watched much lately, which is sad. I want to go back and watch the original seasons if I get around to it.