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I was joking in some thread about procrastinating from school papers by writing Doctor Who fanfiction, and then I thought... Wow. I was DOING that back in junior high. Writing Jon Pertwee and Jo Grant in the Atlantis episode which I loved with great love.

That was the Third Doctor. True, in UK, they were on the fourth by then, but still.

There are junior high schoolers TODAY who are procrastinating writing Doctor Who fanfic. Only now it's what, the eleventh Doctor?

The same holds for Trek, really, although not quite so much since Trek output is in a bit of a lull right now. But after the next movie it will again be true.

Fandom is oooooooold. It's just that now it's a lot more communal than it used to be, when it was often practiced in solitary or shared with a friend or two.

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Mar. 15th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! Pertwee was the 1st Doctor I became aware of. Loved the show & had a crush on Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Then our local PBS station did a -weird- thing, going from Pertwee to Peter Davison [they completely skipped the 4th Doctor]. So for the -longest- time, that's what I thought the continuity was. It was rather a shock to learn about Tom Baker [years later].
Mar. 15th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, the BRIG. Who looked like my neighbor's German Shepherd with the same long-suffering expression.

"Just once *blam blam* I wish *blam blam* there would be a monster *blam blam* who wasn't bulletproof" *continues firing, doggedly*.

My local PBS kept skipping back and forth as well, doing reruns from the start of the extant episodes (which in those days was pretty well Pertwee and up), then showing batches of whatever was actually on when it was ported across the channel. Which may well have been Davison at that point, come to think of it, as I distinctly recall jumping straight from a Pertwee run into "Victor Foxtrot" with the Master (?) abducting a couple of Concords.

I gnash my teeth at Netflix for having such a smattering of older episodes. I really need to catch up with the new doctors, but I miss my old ones. I was a Pertwee nut, self-identifying very strongly with Jo Grant because I knew the actress was terribly nearsighted and forbidden to wear her contacts on set. (I was also very, very fond of poor Benton, the Brig's trusty sergeant.)

Also, Liz Shaw deserves more love than she gets. It was unfortunate that having a competent female scientist as a sidekick did not work because the Doctor never really needed to explain anything to her.
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