From aiela, via madlori, the 30-Day TV Meme.
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever
As much as I’d love to say Firefly, my first great TV love was and is always Doctor Who. When I was in Junior High and High School, I was completely obsessed with the series. I collected books, comics, magazines, posters…anything I could get my hands on. I studied the series obsessively, and never missed it. I had every episode aired on North Carolina Public TV on VHS tape. My friend Jeff and I even conducted a Doctor Who Role Playing Game campaign that was epic in scope. (He was by far the better Gamemaster, though, and in all honesty was primarily responsible for it’s success.)
When I moved down to Georgia to live with stars_and_magic, I became active in local DW fandom, and met a great many friends as a result.
When they announced the plans to revive the series in 2004, I was skeptical. After all, that had been tried once before to no great success. But when the rough cut of “Rose” leaked on the Internet, I downloaded it, put it up on the TV and watched. And at the end, when Rose runs towards the TARDIS and the sting of the theme began, there were tears in my eyes. It wasn’t perfect, by any means. But it was back. And that’s all I cared about.
I hope this run of the show lasts as long as the first run. I could well do with another 25 years of the good Doctor’s adventures.