Re: Been thinking its time to try Doctor Who
Konata Izumi wrote:
Rose was one of the best episodes of Series 1 when I was a kid. Spooky mystery with the promise of adventure and creative villains. Didn't get the emotion porn of the next two episodes at all back then, and the following two-parter is dull. It doesn't have the tragedy nor the complexity a lot of the show has but it's a great episode.
In any case, 'Rose' isn't a great episode, but it has great moments and sets up the modern series nicely. The whole 'anti-plastic' bit was pure gold and, along with The Doctor's speech about the Earth spinning, sold me on the show and the character of The Doctor.
I'd start there.
Some say that he was the first choice to play the new Doctor but turned it down when he was barred from putting racing stripes on the TARDIS.
All we know is, he's called The Stig.