September 29, 2011
The Doctor that I grew up with was really Peter Davison. Although I had once in a while seen a Tom Baker episode before that (who didn't growing up with PBS?), the 5th Doctor brought a compassion and irascibility to the role that reminded me later of the 1st and 2nd Doctors. I love every doctor however, even the 3rd Doctor, who took me a long time to warm up to (not his stories mind you, just his James Bond-like style). Having said all of that, Matt Smith has blown me away and when his tenure ends, he may well replace Peter Davison as my favorite doctor. Time will tell.
That is hard; there are so many good ones! I love the second doctor, but regret that so many of his episodes are lost. My favorite of his is Evil of the Daleks - I have heard the complete audio, seen reconstructions and production stills. Speaking of Daleks, I love them, but only compared to the new Cybermen (80s to present-day). The old ones in Tenth Planet, Moonbase and Tomb are the best. I am one of those weird people that loved Trial of a Timelord. Perhaps it ended poorly, but the concept and some elements of the production were amazing to me. Recently, I have really enjoyed Nu Who episodes the Next Doctor, Pandorica/Big Bang, and Doctor's Wife.
My two passions are technology and education. I think of learning holistically, from curriculum to community. My two favorite shows of all time are Doctor Who and The Prisoner. Red Dwarf and Dexter are close second-placers.
So far, so good.