11 years ago today
The Return of a TV Legend happened 11 years ago today.
So it’s sorta the Doctor’s Other Anniversary. The anniversary of re-birth.
“Rose” was broadcast, complete with Graham Norton bleed-over to a public (https://vimeo.com/81533272) that hadn’t seen the show since the 1996 TV Movie and hadn’t been a regular BBC show since Dec 6,1989. (The BBC would make Graham infamous again in 2010 with a promo crawl at the end of an episode).
It started with “A New Dimension” before the appointed hour. A very Fan-y made history of the TV show. To remind those people and kids that this show was on before. 🙂
Narrated by future 10th Doctor David Tennant.
Ah, years of BBC bootlegs was born. 🙂
You know, with dial up at the time it took 24 hours to download the episode… 🙂
The excitement I felt was off the charts. Though as I have relayed before I was the recipient of a friend’s bootleg 3 weeks before the broadcast so by the premiere night I had already seen it and was not very impressed. The 2nd viewing was much better. Expectations were probably too high that night in early March 2005.
It will be around another year before Series 10 but we wait patiently.
So break out that copy of “Rose” and relive 11 years ago when The Doctor and his TARDIS appeared again.
Posted on March 26, 2016, in Doctor Who, Science Fiction, Uncategorized and tagged BBC, Christopher Eccelston, companion, Doctor, Doctor Who, doctorwho, fandom, regeneration, Rose, TARDIS, The Doctor, Time Lord. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.