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The Ten Doctors

We have the first two seasons of the "new" Doctor Who on CD waiting... Sue's never seen an episode ever... we've had them for quite some time, and we have yet to "bust 'em out" and spend a joyous night with the two latest Time Lords of Gallifrey...

I was introduced to "The Good Doctor" with a Cybermen series my first trip to England in 1976... it was a re-run of ones starring the late Jon Pertwee... and when I returned to Canada, I was hooked.

Sadly, Canada was about four years behind England in airing episodes, but thanks to no internet and therefore, no spoilers, I watched and LOVED every minute of it... especially when the introduced the man who, for me, IS The Doctor...

Yup, the venerable Tom Baker... long scarf, jelly babies, yoyo to test gravity, ridiculous robot companion K-9 and all!

After being hooked by Pertwee's often very serious and very dour (but fun) Doctor, Baker was a BREATH of very fresh air.

Sure, modern audiences might know Baker best as the narrator of the comedy program Little Britain and to the best of my knowledge, Sue has only seen Baker as Captain Redbeard Rum in the Blackadder II episode "Potato" where everyone had a womans... (fill in the blank here.)

...but for me, he will ALWAYS be "The Doctor"...

Now, I will give the new shows a fair shake... and I'm told I will love them... and SOMETIME this Summer, we WILL catch-up...

...after all, when TVO ran the series for a long time, they were "introed" and "outroed" by the late science fiction writer, Judith Merril who would talk about the concepts of time and space, the "science" behind Doctor Who, and the morality lessons sometimes buried within... thanks to her, I have had a lifetime love of physics and quantum physics... and this is something Sue thinks is way too cool.

Sure, I admitted to her that the basis for my self-learning was Doctor Who, but she often taps me for ideas like "The Time Space Mesh" and "Multiverse" theories... which, yes, takes me back to Ms. Merril talking before and after the old Doctor Who programs...

So, even if I love, adore, am amazed/amused/entertained by the new Doctors when we get to them, Tom Baker will always be "The Doctor" to me... even if he has a woman's Tardis!

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