Ok guys. My favorite TV show is celebrating it's 50th year soon. So I think we need to help celebrate by our very own thread dedicated to the show. It's been 50 years since that grumpy old man walked out of the shadows and argued with two school teachers in a junkyard and started it all. We are actually in Season 33 at this time because it was off the air between 1990 and 2004, bar a TV movie in 1996. But it is still 50 years in November. So, having said all that, I want to pose a few questions/comments at you: 1. are you a Doctor Who fan? in passing? Or do you make it a point to watch every episode? 2. have you seen the new series? 3. Have you seen the classic series? 4. Who is your favorite doctor? Why? 5. What do you think of the 12th doctor who was announced earlier this week? 6. What year did you become a fan/start to watch it? 7. What other thoughts would you like to share? Regarding the new doctor, I like the idea of an older doctor. But I worry because David Tennant and Matt Smith have catapulted this show into a global phenomenon and I hope that the younger people who watch it today like him as much and can identify with him as mush as they do the two previous doctors. I see Doctor Who stuff at stores here in the US and that excites me because I never saw merchandise in stores before. The show has never been more popular. So, what are your plans for the 50th anniversary? Are you going through the stories from each doctor in the lead up to the 5oth anni episode in November? Could you care less? Are you a Star Trek fan who hates Doctor Who and wish it would go away? Sorry, not going to happen for quite a long time. Unfortunately Doctor Who suffered through the period in the late 60's and early 70's where they threw away old episodes that had reached their global potential for resale. This was to make space to keep newer stuff. There are 106 episodes from the 1960's that are missing, thought to have been destroyed. Many of them will never be seen again. Many TV shows from the 60's suffered this same fate in Britain and also here in the US. Elsewhere most likely too. For TL;DR, Doctor Who 50th anniversary this year. Like the show? Hate the show? Like the new doctor? Discuss and let's celebrate the greatest TV show in history.