I'd seen most of the episodes from #10 (David Tennant, YUM) & Donna onward, but I had never watched #9 (Christopher Eccleston) & Rose at all, and had only watched random episodes of #10 before Donna. So, it was very fun to go back from the "beginning" and watch them all in a row. I was a fan before, but watching them like that really helped cement its place in my heart.
My boyfriend Will is a fan from back in the day - Dr. Who originally ran from 1963 - 1989, before returning with #9 in 2005. I've never watched the old episodes, except in passing when Will had them on, but when I started looking through what kind of collectibles are out there, it was the vintage Dr. Who stuff that really caught my eye. Here's just a few fun things I found:
(there are SO many great t-shirts!!)
(I wish I could buy this for Will, he would love it!)
(I don't know why I love this so much, but I want it!)
(Look, a pencil case to go with the sharpener!)
(there are a TON of paperbacks out there, in case the TV show isn't enough for you, I guess...)
Of course there are lots and lots of modern collectibles to be had too - I am not even going to go there in this post, I would want to buy everything - which is BAD. I don't really NEED a David Tennant or Matt Smith action figure, or a sonic screwdriver flashlight, or a funny Dalek vs. Cybermen rock-em-sock-em robot t-shirt...
I might just need a David Tennant mouse pad though... ;)