It Began in a Junkyard

53 years ago tonight, Doctor Who aired its first episode. No one paid attention, mind you, because news of the Kennedy assassination was foremost in people’s minds. Nevertheless, it was an important broadcast.


It’s hard to believe just how long the show has been on the air and how much material has been produced. Hundreds upon hundreds of TV episodes, dozens of novels, comic books, and comic strips, video games, a pinball machine, and, of course, probably around a thousand Doctor Who-based Big Finish stories.

It’s been a heck of a ride, and with luck, I’ll still be watching it, enjoying it, and writing about it 47 years from now when the show turns 100.


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