Saturday, November 23, 2013

Fifty years of Doctor Who

The next installment of "The Hunger Games" is not the only science fiction news this week.  It's also the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.  I'll let the Beeb go first with Matt Smith: Happy Anniversary, Doctor Who! - The Day of the Doctor - Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.

A message from Matt Smith - the Doctor - as Doctor Who reaches its 50th anniversary. 23.11.13 #SaveTheDay.
CNN adds its two cents in Celebrating 50 years of Dr. Who.

Thousands of fans from around the world will help Doctor Who celebrate his 50th anniversary this weekend.
Before I leave Doctor Who behind, here's PBS asking What Does The Doctor Mean to You?

It's the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!!! Whovians everywhere are excited to see what the newest Doctor will bring to the character, and that got us thinking: what makes the Doctor, THE Doctor? 11 different doctors have played the role over the past 50 years, and each was unique, with different personalities and characteristics. But besides the physical symbols surrounding him - the Tardis, the sonic screwdriver- are there larger cues that indicate the man is in fact THE DOCTOR? Watch the episode and find out!
I used to think that Tom Baker was my favorite actor playing the Doctor, but David Tennant has grown on me.  Speaking of whom, I'll let some of the series fans get the last word with Doctorin' the Tardis" by The Timelords (1988) providing the soundtrack to footage of the Tenth Doctor and his companions.

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