Greetings from Canada,
I am a 42 year old man, I work as a Network Administrator andpretty much facinated with any other facets of technology.
What started the proverbial ball rolling was an episode of Doctor Who
(Genesis of the Daleks) in 1977 (I was 9 years old), it was on a black and white TV, on what was TvOntario on UHF channel 19. It was obviously a repeat. Star Wars came out in the same year but in my mind was in the same class when it came for fascination and interest. Star Wars was a space opera, but Doctor Who was to me, the start of my technology adventure that I could aspire to.
Doctor Who was the first science fiction tv show i had ever seen and by far to this day, still watch Doctor Who on the Canadian "Space" Channel. They have a full day of Doctor Who today.
Every time the Doctor goes through regention, he always touches his new face and asks, " am I Ginger?" This to me always bring me back to the little boy that watched the Black nad White TV. And is also an "hommage" to the one and only Tom Baker (Doctor) with the huge "crazy" smile and the cuty companion Sarah Jane Smith.
After I saw the older episode from "Water of mars) David Tennant, i saw that the end credits (In memory of barry letts). I was just thinking, it would be almost a world event if the new Doctor (Matt Smith), and the old Doctor (Tom Baker) would meet in one episode for on last adventure. And maybe a bit of Sarah Jane Smith would be also good...
Reguardless... I just want to thank Tom Baker, for being who he is, and not just being the Doctor, and making that memory for me and in some way shaping my life in the direction of computer technology.