Happy birthday, Doctor

A lot of the joy of geekiness has been lacking lately; what with the vagaries of some of the folks I’m supposed to be geeked about (Matt Smith, Martin Freeman, and I won’t even mention PJ) it’s just all been missing on a couple of cylinders.

But tonight (last night, sort of) it (to mix metaphors) received CPR. The BBC America aired An Adventure in Space and Time, and it was wonderful. David Bradley was glorious. I am now in love with Verity Lambert and William Hartnell, as I ought to have been before, and as – hopefully – all of fandom is now. I want to go watch all of the first seasons of Doctor Who, as – hopefully – all of fandom does now.

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Oh, as they say, the feels.

Anyway. One of my very favorite things Doctor Who has ever ever done was “Time Crash”, the mini episode that joyously brought the Tenth Doctor face to face with the Fifth Doctor. My Doctors. As I say on the page I’m about to direct you to, I couldn’t find a transcript, so I made one. (And you’re welcome very much, I was still using dial-up and it took me hours. Labor of love, that.)

And here it is. My anniversary gift.

Now… stay up all night and watch the marathon and then “The Day of the Doctor”, or go to bed now and get up and watch? Or not watch at all and hold off until Monday, when I’m going off to the movie theatre to see it on the big screen. (I will be wearing my hand-knitted-a-very-long-time-ago 15′ scarf.) (See? Geek.) (If you’re also a geek you should know that the Doctor’s scarf was 17′ long. I scaled it down. I’m short.)

All together now – Ooo ee OOOO …

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13 Responses to Happy birthday, Doctor

  1. Helen says:

    shall have to see if it is being aired here – in the meantime, do you still knit? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tardis-logo-scarf

  2. Hmmmm….I’ll have to see if I have the perfect Tardis blue in my yarn stash. Thanks, Helen for the link to the pattern.

  3. stewartry says:

    It ought to be on either Space or Ztele in Canada in about an hour; BBC America will be airing it again this evening as well.

    I haven’t knitted much in ages, though lately I’m trying something out, combining knitting and teddy bears. That’s a lovely scarf! I’ve never gotten the knack of Ravelry somehow…

  4. Helen says:

    thank you ! it’s on Space at 6 … Ravelry is a great resource – I have downloaded many patterns, free & otherwise .. I am knitting fingerless gloves for everyone’s Christmas stockings … and wifemomknitter, you are welcome. The original “stripey” scarf pattern was posted on fb the other day …

  5. stewartry says:

    Jen! Jen!! Are you watching?? Are you watching?!?! Want to go with me on Monday?!?!?

    And I haven’t even had any caffeine yet.

  6. stewartry says:

    Yay! I love that EVERYone will be watching at the same time(s).

  7. Oh, I KNOW what Ravelry is! You can find me as ….you guessed it…wifemomknitter there.

  8. What’s Monday? I’m watching The Day of the Doctor right now on BBC.

  9. Helen says:

    oh no – the Ravelry thing was meant for Tracey who said she ”had never gotten the knack” of it – sorry for the mixup

  10. stewartry says:

    Monday they’re simulcasting The Day of the Doctor (again) in “3D and realD” at what used to be Showcase Cinemas. I almost didn’t watch it just now so I could see it fresh then – but I’m glad I DID watch it just now because I’m a quivering heap and wouldn’t want to sob in public. :)

  11. Damn! That’s the one day this week Matt is off and we are running errands.

  12. stewartry says:

    Aw. Oh well. I’ll go be silly in my ridiculously long scarf.

    We do need to get together soon!

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