Today is a very special day for all Italian Whovians!
Tonight at 7:20 p.m. will be exactly thirty
years since the very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on our TV.
It was February 6th (a wednesday, if I'm not mistaken)) and the first part of "Robot" started.
I remember that day very vaguely, because for me Doctor Who didn't have any more appeal than every other sci-fi... that is until a Sontaran appeared on my little black and white TV set several weeks later. But when I got hooked... well, that smiling Doctor with the long scarf and the hat entered my mind and heart and never faded away!
We Italians had to endure a strange dubbing, with incidental silly music added to the score (to this day I don't know why), but Tom Baker
became the Doctor... and he is still the only Doctor we have been able to watch on a free TV! He is still the only
Doctor of the "classic" era we've ever met!
So next winter, when we will be getting together again for another small convention of ours, we will celebrate this thirtieth anniversary sharing good memories. It would be great to share this special occasion with the Man Himself
...but for now that remains only a wish!
I will make a toast with a glass of wine for Tom Baker and his being the Italian Doctor tonight, and I wanted to share this moment here with all of you!