Koohii, I don't want to stop you from posting your reviews on the Hartnell episodes, but I would like a more relaxed, freeform discussion about Classic Who. At the moment I feel this thread comes across as a speeding train no-one wants to get in the way of. I'd be interested to know what the first episode of Doctor Who you saw was, and was it the same one that made you a fan? What was it that captured your imagination? I'd been aware of the show since watching the later Pertwee episodes when I was a child, and sporadically watched the Baker episodes, but I wasn't really interested until I caught the last two episodes of Earthshock one summer. Lots of action, laser-beams, death, drama, and a younger, more serious Doctor. That made me a rabid fan overnight, which was kind of bizarre as I'd seen the show many times before without getting hooked. After that I started reading the Target novelisations to get some idea of the history of the Doctor - no repeats of Doctor Who stories over one or two years old was the rule at the Beeb at the time, so there was no chance of watching older episodes; those Target novels were the only access to the show's past that was available. Did you have a constant stream of DW on PBS, or did you also have to resort to the books for older episodes?