Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Doctor Who-itis

As I'm sure none of you remember, I'm writing on the butterfly effects of time travel as seen in particular episodes of Doctor Who. In preparation for this paper writing I of course had to re-watch these episodes (along with several other episodes)! My fiance is here visiting at the moment and he is a know Who-Hater. It's been troublesome. So I threatened him with sleeping on the couch and he eventually caved and started watching it with me. Now he's hooked! I'm totally glad I got that Netflix subscription and that they stream Doctor Who.

Anyway... the point of this is to let you guys know that Doctor Who-itis is out there and its contagious. Prepare to be infected tomorrow!


Drew said...

My roommate has gotten me into Doctor Who over the last year and a half. I haven't seen all of it, but I've seen quite a bit, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it, even if I have watched a lot of them out of order... We have been talking about watching them all in order, but we haven't found the time yet. I'm really excited about tomorrow's class, though!

Tristram said...

I recently gave Dr. Who a chance. It was rather entertaining, but I can't say much more since I've only seen 1 episode. Tomorrow's class should be great, and it looks like many Who fans are pretty excited.

Anonymous said...

You make Doctor Who sound like a social disease... I've never been able to finish an episode, so I'm looking forward to watching this one.

As an aside, I have tried to watch Torchwood and I couldn't do it. I just... I couldn't.

Courtney said...

I've never seen Doctor Who but I know they play marathons of it on a regular basis. Is it the type of show that you have to watch in order or can you just come in at any time and understand what is going on?

Mark Penner said...

Earlier this year I attempted to start watching Dr. Who, but couldn't get into it. I did however catch Stargate fever.

Elizabeth said...

I watched them in order from the new series, and I felt that it made it a little bit easier to understand. There are a lot of 2 or 3 part episodes that have to be watched in order. However, some of the episodes, like the Doctor-lite ones, don't need to be watched in sequential order.

Is it necessary to watch them in order though? I don't see why you couldn't watch them out of order. Occasionally you might get a bit confused (like during the multi-part episodes). I'm one to watch everything in order. I don't like starting in the middle.

The good news is that Netflix has seasons 1-4 of New-Who streaming, and you can have season 5 mailed to you.

Torchwood blows.