11.23.2008

Happy Birthday Doctor Who!

Doctor Who

The 10 DoctorsToday marks the 45th anniversary of the airing of the very first Doctor Who episode.  It was Saturday, November 23, 1963 at 5:15pm GMT when an unheard of children’s program appeared on BBC television.  It featured two school teachers, an oddball student, and a grumpy old man.  Who knew this humble beginning would lead to 45 years worth of adventures!

Even more surprising is how popular the show is nowadays.  The show originally ran from 1963 – 1989.  There was an American-made TV movie in 1996 which didn’t perform well.  Then Doctor Who returned to the airwaves as a weekly TV series in 2005.  Go back in time four years to 2004 and Doctor Who was remembered as a joke by most people.  Now it’s one of the most popular television shows in the world with two spin-offs.    Just crazy!

I’ve personally been a fan for 25 years now.  It boggles the mind that I’ve been following this show that long.  I remember watching the 20 year anniversary special (The Five Doctors) when it originally aired.  25 years!  Geez, I’m getting old.

Anyway, happy birthday to that lonely old Timelord meandering around the universe in that rickety old Police Box!

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3 Responses to “Happy Birthday Doctor Who!”

  1. Stuart Renton Says:

    Happy birthday, Doctor!

  2. Groovy Superhero Says:

    Hey Shag, awesome post, great birthday tribute to the Man from Gallifrey. No sooner do I check out your podcast at fortressofbaileytude.com, then I hear a very kind and flattering mention of groovysuperhero.comm. Great show, great blog, and thanks for the kind words bro!

    BTW – the whole Speed Force tiff – it was my first time seeing the blog, I hadn’t had my coffee yet. It’s a great blog, and if he had worded his post just a teensy bit differently than he did, or if I had taken a nice relaxing walk before replying to his post, we both would have realized that we were basically agreeing on 99.9 percent of the issues – anyway, it all worked out in the end.

    But I’m digressing. Love the blog and the podcast, and Happy Birthday Doctor. That’s my message. That, and Happy Thanksgiving

  3. @smoshian Says:

    I liked tom baker

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