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Help a Dr. Who newb out

So I like Sci Fi in general. I've heard good things about Dr. Who. My dad used to watch it waaaay back when I was little.

Where the hell does one start watching it? The one time I tried I was completely confused. I don't know which series it was or what, but it made zero sense whatsoever.

What's a legit starting point for the uninitiated?

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Re: Help a Dr. Who newb out

  • Do you have Netflix?  The old and new series is there.  Start with the 9th doctor.  The new series began in 2005 with the first episode titled Rose.  It takes a good 3 or 4 episodes to start to really like it.  

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    Do you have Netflix?  The old and new series is there.  Start with the 9th doctor.  The new series began in 2005 with the first episode titled Rose.  It takes a good 3 or 4 episodes to start to really like it.  

    Ok, 9th Doctor. That is helpful information.

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  • As much as I despise Rose and the 9th Doctor you do need to start there to have any of the most awesome 10th Doctor (ah, David Tennant...) and beyond make sense.  Just watch the 9th Doctor knowing that it gets so much better soon.
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  • The 9th Doctor takes a little warming up too, bascially you fall in love with Rose warm up to the Doctor around the Empty Child episode and then fall totally in love once the 10th Doctor rolls around.
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    imageMrs.adambabycakes:
    Do you have Netflix?  The old and new series is there.  Start with the 9th doctor.  The new series began in 2005 with the first episode titled Rose.  It takes a good 3 or 4 episodes to start to really like it.  

    This. I also enjoyed the 9th Dr. I know a lot of people don't but he just has a darker side.

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  • CG is the resident expert in all things Dr. Who. But yea, start with New Who on Netflix, with the 9th Doctor. I think Rose is the first episode title.

    Seriously, stick with it at least until David Tennant's second episode. The first few episodes you will seriously question the ridiculous amount of cheese, but it gets so, so good. I hated the 9th Doctor until a few episodes into the 10th, but now I love them both. 

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    I am a Doctor Whi newbie as well. Is watching the older series worth it? Or do you need to fall in love with the newer version to appreciate the older series?

    We watch a lot of the old serials ... They are campy, but fun. Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) is a great character, and a lot of his episodes are really neat. The old shows are completely different from the new ones, which are much darker. But you get to learn a lot about some of the villains that are still around, such as the Daleks and the Cybermen. Worth watching in my opinion.

    As far as the new series goes, I think the early ones with Christopher Eccelston are amazing, and he's a really great Doctor. David Tennant really brought the new series to life, but I think Eccelston was great to watch, and I was sad to see him go. 

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  • I for sure say start with the 9th, 10th, and 11th (the "new series" that started in 2005) 

    Netflix is very NOT organized for the older series. :/ 

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    imageCaterinaC:
    I am a Doctor Whi newbie as well. Is watching the older series worth it? Or do you need to fall in love with the newer version to appreciate the older series?

    We watch a lot of the old serials ... They are campy, but fun. Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) is a great character, and a lot of his episodes are really neat. The old shows are completely different from the new ones, which are much darker. But you get to learn a lot about some of the villains that are still around, such as the Daleks and the Cybermen. Worth watching in my opinion.

    As far as the new series goes, I think the early ones with Christopher Eccelston are amazing, and he's a really great Doctor. David Tennant really brought the new series to life, but I think Eccelston was great to watch, and I was sad to see him go. 

    ALL of this!

     

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