Discovering Classic Who


It’s the day after Thanksgiving (and I hope you had a good one!) and I’m still recovering from a large and delicious meal with my family. My creative brain cells aren’t really working at full capacity (and neither did I think to write a post in advance). Therefore this isn’t my best work but I still felt like blogging this morning and not going out in the cold to go shopping.

Last week was the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who (as well as the death of JFK and C.S. Lewis). This included many TV and online specials culminating the the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor”. Now if you don’t really care about Doctor Who, this post means absolutely nothing. BUT if you do care at all, then you probably were watching on 11/23/13 at 2:50pm EST for a global simulcast of AWESOME. I won’t say anything about it yet because there may be some folks who still haven’t seen it yet. But I loved it so much. There was much fangirling going on and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Anyways since watching it, I’ve had a big interest in learning more about the doctors that came before the 2005 reboot or “Classic Who”. This means watching and learning as much as I can about the doctors before Christopher Eccleston took over. I akin it to when I watched all the James Bond movies. It’s a great experience in learning about history, fashion, politics, and visual effects and British culture. In fact that’s what I’m doing right now as I type this up. I’m on an episode with the Third Doctor called “Carnival of Monsters” and though it’s a bit cheesy at times, it’s really quite fun. Plus I am really digging the outfit that the Doctor’s current companion, Jo Grant is wearing. Even though it’s from the 70’s, it’s something that could totally fit in with today’s fashion.

I will tell you that when I get interested in something, I GET INTERESTED in it. Out of all my friends who are into Doctor Who, I think I was the first to watch “The Day of the Doctor” (it helps when your cable subscription somehow includes BBC America) and I think I now know more trivia than they do even though I was the last one to join in on the fun.

So if you ARE a fan of Doctor Who and know something about the older doctors, this video here is an absolute gem. It aired after the 50th, and involves former doctors from the classic era trying to get into the special. It’s hilarious, full of easter eggs and cameos. I have it on repeat because I find so many things to laugh about while watching. Best thing ever. You’re welcome!

For some reason I am having trouble embedding the video in here (which I cannot figure out why) so here’s a direct link (which no one is going to click, so I feel it defeats the whole purpose of this post. Blah.

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot


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