Dear Diary,

A long time ago, when my high school me still existed, I realized I loved science fiction when I got addicted to the X-Files.  Imagine a 14-year-old me trying to defend myself to my classmates for having a crush on David Duchovny (who was around his mid thirties then) while their crush on The Moffats and the Hanson brothers were perfectly normal…

When I say addicted, I really mean addicted as in I-need-rehab-in-order-to-stop-watching kind of addicted, the internet was still dial-up back then and storage was still the floppy disk, so I didn’t have google and a folder full of pictures of them like I do now.  I had a good ol’ scrapbook.  I hunted magazines that featured them and cut up the covers.  My brother teased me about it, wondering why I go to such lengths to collect such things.  I also joined the Official X-Files fan club and I sent them fan mail via the post office.  Of course they replied by giving me a picture with their autographs. (fan girl’s happiest moments…)

But sadly, the show ended after 9 years.  And so I was left with a gap in my heart for a good sci-fi show.  For a time, I filled the gap with other sci-fi shows, but it just didn’t put a spark in me like X-Files did.

Then this year, I finally decided to watch this show I kept seeing my fellow sci-fi lovers keep mentioning.  This year I finally met Doctor Who and finally my spark is back.

Doctor Who is a British television show about a Time Lord who travels through space and time, saving the world, other planets, other species and most of all saving humanity.  It started airing since the 1960’s and then paused around 1989.  Restarted in 1996 as a TV/Movie series.  Paused again. And finally made a comeback in 2005 until present.   I started with the 2005 series until present.  Getting hold of the old seasons is kind of hard.

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This show is about to hit its 50th Anniversary.  The series allows the Doctor to live on for this long because he can regenerate.  Before he dies completely, he heals himself but regenerates into a completely new body with new personality as well.  My favorite Doctor is the 10th, played by David Tennant.  In my opinion, he plays it so well, I wish he could have played it forever.

David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor

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It’s not completely like X-Files, but it’s got similar elements.  Doctor Who is technically an alien after all and X-Files is all about extraterrestrials with a mix of monsters from your worst nightmare.  It’s similar because it plays with your imagination and leaves you with lots of feelings.  Although, I think Doctor Who also targets younger audiences, while X-Files is not something I’d let my future kids watch…

It kind of makes sense that I would like the 1st and 2nd greatest sci-fi tv shows ever.

So now, I’m trying to get my hands on Doctor Who stuff to add to my collection.  So far, I’ve been scouting Booksale branches and have gotten the Doctor Who Annuals.  I’m gonna need a sonic screwdriver soon, so I won’t die of jealousy every time a fellow whovian (yes, that’s what Doctor Who fans are called) posts about their sonic screwdriver in the Whovian Philippines FB page.  And of course, my fanaticism is not complete unless I am able to wear a Doctor Who related costume on one of my family’s costumed holiday get-together…  (Last time I went as Agent Scully… )


My customized iPhone Tardis Case

Love lots,