Not long ago I was directed to a Doctor Who goodie that many of the American viewers may have missed. Last November, as part of the BBC Children In Need telethon 2007, aired a wonderful mini-episode of Doctor Who titled Time Crash.
Time Crash was a comedic skit for BBC viewers that bridged the last episode of Season 3’s Last of the Timelords and the beginning of the 2007Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned. The mini-episode depicts a chance encounter between the tenth Doctor David Tennant and the fifth, Peter Davison. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend it. You can find it here.
This delightful and funny exchange between the two Doctors ends with a sentimental comment from Tennant’s Doctor,
“You know, I loved being you. Back when I first started, at the very beginning, I was always trying to be old and grumpy and important—like you do, when you’re young. And then I was you, and it was all dashing about and playing cricket and my voice going all squeaky when I shouted. I still do that, the voice thing, I got that from you. Oh, and the trainers. And… [putting his glasses on] snap! You know what, Doctor? You were my Doctor.”
This simple, heart-felt sentiment started me thinking. Who was MY Doctor? We all have one. Which one is yours? Which one personifies all that is great about Doctor Who? Which one first captured your heart by opening up his magical world of wonder and time to you? In my next post, I’ll share MY Doctor with you. I hope you’ll give it some thought and share yours with me as well.