|Most of my experience is with the new series (but I'm very committed to keeping to overall canon, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can about the older versions). My first experience with the Doctor was catching an episode of "The Empty Child" while in London for a month. Considering I'm a sucker for WWII, there was no better episode to get me interested, and boy, did it work! |
Plus, cliffhanger ending.
So I eagerly looked for the next episode to air, and when it showed, I was ready for it.
Only...it was a different Doctor, a different time period, a different companion, and NOTHING familiar. I thought I recognized Captain Jack, but I wasn't entirely sure, and I wasn't even certain that I was watching Doctor Who at all. I gave up after half an hour.
(Incidentally, I'd landed on "The Sound of Drums". BIG change, much confusion.)
Upon returning home to the U.S., I ordered the first season with Christopher Eccleston from NetFlix, and promptly was hooked. When "The Empty Child" arrived, I bounced so hard on the couch I nearly fell off.
CE is my first Doctor, but I've got a soft spot for David Tennant. Plus, my husband seems to channel Ten's exuberance and gob, so I find him lots easier to write. I have a baby son, Andrew, but I've decided his First Doctor will be the Eleventh Doctor. Just makes sense, you know? New Baby, New Doctor. I like the symmetry! :)