Toronto Mike

How Doctor Who Scarred Me

As you might have noticed from my TV Time Machine, my childhood television diet was comprised of shows aired on TVOntario.  TVO gave me Fables of the Green Forest, Jeremy, Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, Read All About It, Dr. Snuggles, Barbapapa and Polka Dot Door.

Immediately following one of my shows, TVO would kick into Doctor Who.  The Doctor Who intro used to spook the crap out of me.  That music, that vortex and that face... it seriously creeped me out.  I remember the fear and I've never been able to sample anything Doctor Who related as a result.

Here's that intro.  Even now, watching it is difficult.  I'm four years old again, wondering where the hell Jeremy went and how to turn off this frightening song.  Mommy!!!

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