Today is the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Doctor Who. The other day I was up in my room watching some Doctor Who reruns the TiVo had grabbed, and as the opening credits were rolling I was suddenly struck by an almost overwhelming feeling of joy as I realized that, so far as the geekish side of my personality is concerned, the return of Doctor Who after its long hiatus is not just incredibly awesome but possibly the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I just sat there with a huge grin on my face and sort of gleefully giggling to myself for a minute or two. I'm honestly kind of teary-eyed about it as I sit here thinking about it. There have been a lot of shows I've watched faithfully over the years, and several to which my devotion might seem excessive to some. But none of them -- not Melrose Place, not Buffy, not Futurama -- ever had a chance of being better than my second-favorite TV show of all time.
The image above is a poster created by (as it says) Rich Morris, the mad genius behind the brilliant fan comic The Ten Doctors. It's (as Nine might say fantastic, and if you like Doctor Who and you aren't already reading it, today is a great time to start. Just click on the image and you'll be taken straight to the most recent page.