Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday's Fascinations

Everyone is fascinated by something, rather it be collecting fishing lures, or stuffed teddy bears. People in fandom are obsessed with many things. For me, the end all of fascinations is Doctor Who. I've been a fan of the series since 1979. The whole idea of a man traveling through time and space, righting wrongs, protecting the oppressed and is able to change his appearance, took root in me from the very beginning.
Special effects aside, the stories were what made the show. The producers from the original series in the 60's and 70's weren't afraid to take risks. Their bold ideas and story telling fuled my imagination.  It was one of the deciding factors that inspired me to write.
At this point thirteen actors have played the part in the series (Peter Cushing in two movies) and my favorite is Jon Pertwee. His liberal attitude and thoughtfulness for mankind, as well as his flair for style is what made him my favorite.
There has been many many episodes in the last 54 years, and I'd be here all night talking about my favorites, needless to say my top ten stories are from Doctors 2, 3 and 4. My all time favorite, "The Talons of Weng Chiang" a Tom Baker story rates at the top.
Doctor Who is the top of my fascinations, and on Fridays, I'll explore the countless other things that inspired my imagination and my desire to become an author.
Comment below on what your fascinations are, or tell me what you think of Doctor Who.

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