Day 30: When Did You Become A Fan of Doctor Who?
Do you really want to ask me that? It’s a long story…
Well, the actual date was October 10, 2011. I only know that because I know I found out what Doctor Who was two days before my PSAT, which was October 12th. I’m just good at remembering weird dates, okay?
Anyway, I was on deviantart, looking at Harry Potter stuff. And then I came across this picture:
Here’s the link: http://oreoeddie.deviantart.com/favourites/50648743#/d45lwka
Now, I knew from one of those weird-type memories (you know, the hazy type from when you were little that you just randomly remember?) that my mom had said that my dad used to watch a show called Doctor Who when he was younger (doing the math, I guess it would be the 5th or 6th doctor). But I didn’t actually know what the show was about.
So, ever since I was little, I thought that Doctor Who was a show about a bunch of mad scientists with a machine. I had never seen an episode before.
When I saw this picture, I decided to go to wikipedia and read up on what doctor who was, because I had no idea who the picture was of and wanted to find out. I just thought it was three of the mad scientists. Eventually, after hours of youtube clips and different fan sites, I thought I understood it. I went to the itunes store and bought “The Eleventh Hour”. I thought the atraxi were stupid looking, but I thought the show was cool enough. Then, I bought some of the tenth doctor’s episodes. And I was hooked. I spent over fifty dollars on itunes cards just to buy more David Tennant episodes. I know, you’re probably thinking, “Just watch it on TV!”, but I live in America and don’t get BBC America. If I want to watch anything off that channel, I have to buy it or try to find it on youtube or netflix.
But anyway, that is the story of how I found out what Doctor Who really was, and became a fan.
AND since this is Day 30, this marks the end of my Doctor Who 30 day challenge!