30 Days of Doctor Who: Question 30: The moment you fell in love with Doctor Who.
Not a moment, exactly, but an episode.
I'd already come to love the Doctor himself because of his wonderful speech to Rose in Rose
, which I've already quoted here:
Do you know like we were saying? About the Earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid. The first time they tell you that the world's turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it. [He takes Rose's hand.] The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at 1,000 miles an hour and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour, and I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go... That's who I am.
I fell in love with the show, above and beyond just loving the protagonist, with the episode Dalek
. I'd heard about Daleks, of course, but I'd never seen them before. And I was under the impression still that Doctor Who
was a show full of silly monsters and improbably situations - the first few episodes I saw here did nothing to make me change my mind.
. Nuances. Shades of meaning. Ideas beyond cliches. Characterization of heroes, bystanders, villains, and monsters. A plot which changed the main characters, and changed the situation, and changed the tenor of the show.Doctor Who
does not always live up to the potential I saw in that episode, but it had met the mark more often than I dared to expect.