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Writer's Block: Life in the boob tube

In case you didn't know already...

What fictional television show would you want to live in? What character would you play?

I want to be Agent 99 from Get Smart. I've wanted it since I was 11 and I still spend an unhealthy amount of braintime in the wacky world of 1960s espionage. I want to save the world, to have ridiculous gadgets at my disposal, to punch out bad guys with a single blow, to wear amazing outfits, to live in that fab apartment with its booby traps, orange sofa and corner bar, and to snog Max.


I was just thinking how the stuff that excited me age 11, still excites me just as much today. I'm not sure if that's healthy, or that if after 25 years, I should just accept that these things are a cast iron part of my life! :)
I don't think it's a bad thing. I'm far sadder about the things that would have excited me when I was 11 but don't excite me quite so much now. Like the prospect of new Thundercats figures.

OK, OK, I'm a bit excited about them.
Confession: I have the box set, I'm working my way through them, I still really like it and I can remember whole wads of the dialogue off by heart. Wow, my childhood really was wasted!
Something that excited me when I was 11, but I don't dare attempt to watch now: original "Battlestar Galactica." Well, last time I watched it, I watched the DVD extras, but couldn't face the episodes themselves.

Something I loved when I was 17-18 and still mostly love while I rewatch in my 40s: Jon Pertwee's era of DW. And I've never been the 8-year-old boy that some people say is the appropriate audience. *grin* Now I must see if I still enjoy Tom Baker as much as I did in the 1980s.
Oh, I think you will! He was never my favourite but he's still rather wonderful, with some good stories.
It's a good job I don't remember much of my kidhood. The 90s were WEIRD. I have better memories of the 80s stuff that vaugly blazed across my brain towards the end of the decade.
... Doctor who for example :p