a reply to: Hefficide
If you can't sit through the Robin Hood episode (which I don't blame you for that, I found that episode on the corny side myself), skip it.
The next episode is rather DARK and certainly not corny.
For any that want to watch Doctor Who from the very beginning and try to get to now, I hope you have a LOT of time to do so, hehehehe. I think it
works out to something like over 360 hours. So it will take you quite a long time (there are a LOT of classic Who series on Netflix).
However, you'll find the show a lot different from back then compared to now.
Doctors 1 and 2 were in black and white. Number 3 was the first time it was in color. Number 3 was also stuck on Earth (the Time Lords disabled his
TARDIS), having to work with UNIT.
Number 4 (Tom Baker) would be the first time the Doctor starts to have Alien companions eventually. He's the one with the 12 foot long scarf.
Number 5 was the "gentler" and "sensitive" Doctor, who was really into Cricket.
Number 6 had an outfit that will make your eyes bleed.
Number 7 had much more conservative clothes. He has one companion that's a Gang girl who takes out a Dalek with a baseball bat (one of my favorite
episodes). You can see him today in the Hobbit movies (Sylvester McCoy), he plays Radagast the Brown.
Expect very cheesy special effects, very bad science, and as with any show Good, Bad and Horrible episodes.
Number 8 was in a movie that was made in the mid 1990s. The movie is pretty good. Paul McGann who played the 8th Doctor got to reprise his role in a
short clip that was put out just before the 50th anniversary episode (The Day Of The Doctor).
I tend to make the following recommendation: If you grew up during the Classic Who years (1964 - 1989), you'll most likely be able to sit down and
watch these old episodes just fine. If you were born and watched TV after this time, you might have a harder time with it (not to mention there are
missing episodes from the first two Doctors).
So for those that are of the younger crowd, I normally recommend starting with number 9.
Of course that doesn't always hold true, hehehehe.
Here's all the Doctors, 1 to 12, going from left to right, top to bottom:
William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker.
Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann.
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.