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 Oh Doctor Who.  You were my first love.  You are my most abiding love.  And today you are fifty years old, and that is rather wonderful.

In 1988, the 25th anniversary was celebrated by a 'special' episode (that I suspect would have existed, whatever the season).  I watched the Seventh Doctor whizzing down a rope into a Dalek shuttlecraft like he was trying out for the Krypton Factor, and I watched a Dalek actually floating up some stairs, and I was in fangirl heaven.  And then, of course, I remembered that the BBC felt nothing towards my show but contempt and embarrassment, and I sighed and longed for the days when a landmark anniversary was celebrated by a super special episode, preferably with multiple Doctors and lots of hype.

Sometimes I wonder whether I fell asleep some time in the nineties and this is all my fangirl dream...

So happy birthday to you, show.  You've been innovative and magical and exciting and thought-provoking and utterly incomparable for fifty years, and you are the only television show in the world that can say that.  (Quite probably, you're the only show that will ever be able to do so.)

I love you, Doctor Who.  With all my (sadly singular) heart, I love you.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a settee to go and get comfy on, and fangirl squeals to contain...

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Date: 2013-11-24 03:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trinalin
It still amazes me that (a) I have students who watch and love the show and (b) I have FAMILY who watch and love the show! (That delights me to no end - I now have someone to give Doctor Who swag to!)

Had a wonderful time lying on my sofa watching the various specials (though I watched Day of the Doctor at mom & dad's house during the simulcast, since I don't have cable myself) and my cats joined in. It was a wonderful evening of space/time adventures and high comedy. (Still chuckling about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.)

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