That's cool about Dr.Who, it is a different flavor. My husband and our girls are not sci fi fans at all. Our boys and I, however, are big nerds and love the new Whos ( Eccleston, Tennet, Smith) the earlier ones, though, are just too campy for me. I do love it though that Tom Baker ( the scarf doctor) was Puddleglum in The Silver Chair.
I just recent watched ABC's Once Upon a Time and really loved it. That lead me to watch Stargate Universe ( Robert Carlyle is in both), It was very enjoyable even though I burned out on Stargate early on in the franchise.