Monday, November 23, 2009

The other T-Day, TARDIS Day

This is the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Doctor Who on BBC. It debuted just one day after JFK was assassinated (what a terrible time to start a new show!) and had a very slow start, as you can imagine. It was just a little 25 minute sci-fi serial marketed to children, with episode cliffhangers to keep you watching, and now reigns as the longest running sci-fi show on TV.

We've only recently gotten hooked on this show (beginning with the new incarnation which began in 2005) as you can see by my DVD rentals list down there, and want to see as much of it as exists on DVD. David Tennant is my Doctor.

We might be turning into geeky Whovians, but we haven't gone so far as to having a TARDIS in the living room (yet). Picture below from a real estate listing for a house that not only has a TARDIS but a Dalek as well (click the link -- you'd hardly even notice the suit of armor standing there). You never where these things might turn up.

2 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I always felt bad i never got into the series..i came to it late and it was hard just jumping in the middle not knowing what was going on...

Blueberry said...

I resisted it for all these years (same reason), but finally got caught.