Now I did not grow up with Dr Who the way many did in the UK, because I was not there. I remember episodes and doctors over the years, but not many. The ones in the seventies I recall vaguely but found quite scary Specifically those dreaded Daleks. I did see some in the 80’s as I spend some summers in the UK and grew to like it a lot. But always it is in bits and bobs that I saw stuff. Never really managed to fully follow a companion of a timeline.
The 2005 reboot was when I got to really really like it. But it was hard to stay on top of the series. Life meant that series got out of synch and time differences with the UK (and other life interferences) meant that we only caught the odd episode. At times we aw three for four but never a whole series. Thankfully it can be watched in chunks as timelines cross there too. however with Netflix we are no re-running all episodes when en how we like it, but in the right order. Sometimes two in a row when it is a double episode (hate cliff hangers)
But but but then there all of a sudden was the 50th anniversary episode this weekend. SO and I decided to sit down and watch. It was hard for us to follow in some ways as it tracks back to a lot of earlier episodes we did not (yet) see. But also it flashes back to some things I had seen heard, but not registered as such yet.
Anyway we were (like many in the UK) watching this episodes. Saw how many storylines converged and new ones were opened. Bad wolf keeps hanging around and I think we have not seen the last of Billy Piper as such. We loved the special effects and we had a great evening with many new questions for us. At present reading lots of Wikipedia to fill the voids in my Dr Who knowledge and loving every second of it. Looking forward to watching more Dr Who from the past and new Doctors in the future.