Anglo’s Fraser McAlpine shares his #newtoWHO story:
The appearance of Matt Smith on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly will probably introduce a lot of people to Doctor Whofor the first time. And that’s quite a heady thought, imagining someone settling down to a show that takes so many bizarre things for granted. Why does his spaceship look like that? What does that green torch do? What’s a Time Lord and where is his manor?
If I really think hard, I fancy I can remember the regeneration from Jon Pertwee to Tom Baker, with the spiders and the blue crystal. But really I’m a Fourth Doctor man all the way; the jelly babies, the sonic screwdriver, the TARDIS and the scarf; K9, Leela, Sarah Jane Smith and the Romanas. And on the baddies side, I remember being petrified of The Robots of Death; I remember Davros shouting like a Dalek; I remember the one-eyed and brain-faced Scaroth from City of Death; but mostly I remember the ritual of watching, the little bits of toast with egg on them, and cringing at that cyber-shriek that ushered in the credits at the end of every episode.