I've been a Doctor Who fan since I was a little kid, watching on PBS (WVIZ in Cleveland). I was too young for organized fandom at the time, though I did convince my father to take me to at least one SciFi convention, at which I wandered around being eight or so and befuddled. Some time in high school, they stopped showing Who around me, and I lost track of the show. I think it's just as well I didn't find rec.arts.drwho in college -- though I'm not sure why I didn't, as I was active on Usenet. Possibly just because I didn't have the money to import the New Adventures, and thus wasn't up on the latest news. Nor did I have any videos other than an off-air of Paradise Towers (with sad little stickers all over it telling my mother not to tape over it and hand-drawn Who logos). (Nor a VCR, as the case was.)
I was terribly dubious about the new show, having a) disliked the TVM, and b) having seen a bunch of folks in HP fandom getting into the new show as shippers, who hadn't seen the old show. I was very glad to be proved wrong in my fears when SciFi finally started airing the new show. (I'm actually being patient and watching the first broadcasts legally, but I am completely spoiled for what's coming in S3.) See, when I was small, Peter Haining's book told me the Doctor was asexual, and I believed him. So I generally don't ship Doctor/Companion, though there are a few pairings I will read if someone convinces me. (And a few girl-of-the-week pairings I don't need convincing for, though no-one seems to write One/Cameca or Seven/Ray.)
Also, I really need a Who icon. Should make one, or snag one somewhere; the problem is deciding what to pick. (My default icon, for anyone who's curious, is Riff Raff from the old Heathcliff and Friends cartoon. I made it ages back when there was some LJ conversation somewhere about "what was your first TV crush". I was about seven and had a crush on a cartoon cat. I'm entirely unsure why, but I figured it'd make a good LJ icon, and a fairly unique one.)
Most recent Who watched: Pyramids of Mars -- My boyfriend and I are doing an in-order marathon. It wasn't as good as I remember it being; I've felt that way about a lot of Hinchcliffe so far, whereas the few Pertwees I did see as a kid actually improved on seeing them again as a grownup.