By now you’ve realised that I take my fandom very siriusly- just like every other fangirl and fanboy. So, to help you understand one more fandom better, with all of its rules and warnings and guidelines and beautiful subtleties and nuances, and to complete the SuperWhoLock group, here I am with a post about Doctor Who.
This post, again, comes to you in two parts because Doctor Who just makes me blabber so much!
If you’ve read either of my posts about Sherlockor Supernatural, you know that you do not mess with these three. Here are some friendly pointers to keep in mind when dealing with Whovians:
1. The show is called Doctor Who- not Dr. Who or Dr Who, or anything else you might make up.
2. The person in that show- that alien dude? Sort of the most important person on the show??
He’s called The Doctor. He is not called Doctor Who or anything else from Point 1.
Show: Doctor Who
Person: The Doctor
So far, so good?
3. Most people now start the show by watching the new series, which is fine.
But you need to remember that there was an old Doctor Who (refer Point 5 for more on that), and that the Doctor in series 1 of the new show is actually the Ninth Doctor. He is not the first one.
He is your first, but he is not the first.
Do not call him the first doctor.
You’ll probably fall in love with Tennant’s Doctor (he is pretty hard to resist that way) but he is NOT the Second Doctor, he is the Tenth!
His name is Tennant, see? You can remember that way, yeah??
It really annoys me when people call them One, Two, Three as opposed to Nine, Ten, Eleven!
I suppose it is annoying to most Whovians as well.
4. DON’T SKIP NINE!
You might look at David Tennant’s pretty face and feel like you can’t wait out an entire season for him. Once upon a time, I might’ve empathised but now the feeling is alien to me (Haha… See what I did there?)
I cannot emphasise this enough:
Do not skip nine.
If there’s one thing you take from this post, let it be this. The fandom will not forgive you- I will not forgive you if you skip nine.
5. Most people decide to watch the show, they think it’s 9 series and it could be done and it should be fun (yes, I am aware that that rhymes), but most people, once they start (and as is the case with most fandoms, once you’re in, you’re in: there’s no going back!) realise that Okay, this isn’t all, there’s an old Classic Who, there’s several spin-offs, there’s books.
The fandom is *clears throat and gets ready to deliver the punchline* bigger on the inside!
The concept of this show is so ingenious that it could go on forever- literally until watching fictional shows on TV is a thing.
My grandchildren will watch this show too (well, if I’m around then I’ll make them!).
6. The show has series, not seasons.
That’s because the Classic Who has seasons. Just remember it, not a big deal if you mess up sometimes though.
I have, in fact, not caught up on the show myself. I’m still on the Tenth Doctor, it’s slow going, what with various exams and whatnot (speaking of: Doctor, if you’re reading this and would like to take me away in your TARDIS to have big adventures, now would be a really good time! You won’t even have to ask me a second time) but I’ll finish it soon.
This show is too good to be making excuses about.
How good is it? you ask.
Read the second post to know why I love it so much!