When I was four years old, I was watching TV and my regular Sunday programme came to an end. I was quite upset about it and complained about there being "nothing on TV to watch". My mother went through the TV guide (I couldn't read back then) and said that there was a show called "Planet of the Spiders" that was about to start. It sounded good, so I watched it. I was rapt for six weeks and then the hero died at the end. Well, he changed anyway.
On the seventh week, there was nothing else to watch, so I just assumed that it was a single show. I never forgot how powerful those six weeks were.
A few months later, another show was on. I didn't know what it was called at the time, I was just flipping channels when I saw "Sarah Jane Smith being attacked by a Cybermat". I watched the series and then it ran for several other shows and ended. Another show came on (The Time Warrior) and it starred a different person (Jon Pertwee). Unbeknowst to me, I'd watched the final Jon Pertwee episode first, then caught Tom Baker's first run partway through and then the ABC (our TV station) had gone back to repeating Jon Pertwee's last season. I was stunned when Planet of the Spiders came back on and I made the connection that Jon was also the guy from the Time Warrior but I was even more surprised when he morphed into Tom Baker.
44 Years later (and counting) and I'm still watching intently.
Lists of Favourites
Favourite Stories/Episodes/Books (sorted by Doctor).
Doctor Who Wallpaper Gallery
I started out by scanning the covers of all of my novelizations and converting them to wallpaper. I first started scanning with a hand scanner under Windows /286 (yes, really) and then upgraded to a flatbed scanner. I moved onto VHS Video covers, then DVD Covers and then somewhere along the line I became a wallpaper omnivore collecting, scanning, adjusting etc everything - and sorting it all into strict galleries. Today I have one of the largest Doctor Who wallpaper galleries in existence.
Note: I'll happily take credit for hours of work scanning, adjusting and sorting/renaming things but I can't take credit for most of the pictures - they belong to the BBC and to other individuals who have drawn or created them. I haven't asked for permission and I don't get anything for storing them but please feel free to browse and download whatever you want.
- 50 Years of Doctor Who Robots, Monsters, Aliens, Foes and Friends
- One or more pictures from every single Doctor Who story from An Unearthly Child to Asylum of the Daleks - and then Some.
- Doctor Who - All the Doctors and More
- One picture of each Doctor including many expanded universe/unofficial doctors.