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    Who played the Doctor in the FIRST story you saw?
    Authored by: Ken on Saturday, November 19 2005 @ 06:47 PM EST
    For me it was Tom Baker, late in his run. WLIW channel 21 would show one episode (a single 25 minute part) weeknights. I would watch it on UHF! My family hadn't installed cable yet. The very first episode was Pirate Planet part 2 or 3(which ever ended with the Doctor walking the plank.) Because I joined a story in progress I stopped watching and didn't return to watching the show till Warriors Gate. Again I joined the story half way. But this time I stuck it out and up came Keeper of Traken part ONE! Finally, the start of a story. A week later Peter Davison took over and I was hooked. New Jersey Network was running episodes in story format on Saturday nights. They were running the same stories (for the most part) as WLIW. By the time they reached Earthshock I was hooked! WNJM had thrown in the premire of The Five Doctors during a pledge week and that seemed to help my understanding of what the show was all about. WLIW used to have a sci-fi night a few years later with Dr.Who, Blake's 7 and Hitchikers. Wow do I miss that line-up!

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