As many know I am a huge Doctor Who fan and have been since I was a little kid. I used to watch it at dinner time every night and drive my mom crazy… she’s not really a sci-fi fan. Regardless I loved the show ever since I saw that first Tom Baker episode back in the day. I have watched every iteration of Doctor since and have had the ability, to go back and watch the older episodes with Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and of course the original William Hartnell. When the show was cancelled by the BBC I wasn’t overly surprised since no one I knew seemed to care.
Jump to 1996 and Fox’s attempt to revive the show. The less said here the better, Paul McGann was great.
After that crash and burn attempt, rumours began to surface that it was coming back to the BBC. 2005 marked the triumphant return of the most enduring character in British Fiction and sci-fi around the world. Russell T. Davies, love him or hate, was able to bring back a successful version of this great character to the small screen and the world has finally caught up with the awesome.
Since the revival happened we have had 3 people play the Doctor to various popularity. David Tennant of course being the longest running revival Doctor, is also considered the most popular along with classic Doctor Tom Baker. Although I am on Team Baker, I am a big fan of current Doctor Matt Smith.
Which brings us to the point today.
The Doctor is returning this fall and we now have an official air date…
September 1st, 2012
Mark that down I’ll be watching with you on that day!
So as many have heard this marks the end of the Ponds this time out. But fear not, the BBC recently announced shorts called Pond Life to air prior to season opener and rebroadcast as webisodes after that. This will help all of us with some extra Pond awesomeness before the season starts. Hey at least they know we care that much.
And if you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!