Steve Mollmann wrote:
Fucking gay people, existing all over the place. It's sick, I tell you.
Anyway, "Rose" is a perfect opener (though "The End of the World" is even better)
I always start everyone on "End of the World." The opening witht he Doctor asking Rose, "Do you want to go forwards or backwards in time?" is the perfect introduction.
I love how the Doctor goes from Rose's baby step of one hundred years in the future, to something incredible, The New Roman Empire, and then really gets a little out of control and whips them five billion years into the future to show her the end of the world.
Hooks 'em each and every time. I get my converts by the opening credits. By the close, where we see an exciting NEXT TIME scroll by to the Doctor shouting, "You've seen the future, now let's have a look at the past! 1860! How does 1860 sound?"
Rose: What happens in 1860?
Doctor: I don't know. Let's find out!
This has them addicted. And it, too, captures Doctor Who perfectly. Let's find out!