DrWho: Time Lord celebrates 50th Birthday!
Back on 23rd November 2013, The Time Lord celebrated his 50th birthday - or rather- the BBC TV show `Doctor Who’ did!
A Special movie called `Day of the Doctor’ aired simultaneously all across the World - yes the whole World.. - on 94 countries, their cinemas and so on - and even made Guiness World Record for the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama. (The episode actually aired in over 100 countries on either 23 or 24 November 2013 in cinemas and on television).
Well, being a fan of the show for over 30 years, some of us (me!) went to our local Cinema on the evening of 23rd November’13 to watch the special movie! The atmosphere was wonderful between fans.. young, old and new.
Who on Earth is he?
The Doctor is a Time Lord - a race of advanced aliens from the planet Gallifrey. They mastered space & time travel, and use time machines called The TARDIS (stands for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space). It is machine that looks like a small box (with a door for people to get in and out) but is much much bigger inside.. cast control rooms, and other rooms.. including a swimming pool!). These time machines have a circuit called a Chameleon circuit - which changes its outside appearance whenever it lands in a new location.. to blend it with local surroundings. But of course, The Doctor’s TARDIS circuits got stuck when he first arrived in London in 1963, and so it’s been stuck with the appearance of a London Telephone Police Box (which used to be on every street corner in those days.. where a Policeman would sit inside with a small desk and chair.. !)
The Doctor was a runaway - he got bored with the stoggy non-interference policy of his people, and has been travelling many worlds..and times.. and ends up interfering..to save lives and civilisations..in small ways so as not to drastically change history.
One other vital thing - The Doctor (any time lords or Time Ladies) can regenerate - if they are dying! Their face and body changes at the point of severe injury or near-death.. But each Time Lord can only do this 12 times..(so they get 13 different bodies).
The Doctor has had many friends - travelling companions along his long 50 years of journeys, and he has faced many evil villains.. most notably The Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, and even some renegades from his own kind.. The Master and The Rani - evil geniuses!
Doctor Who Imaginarium- Fan productions
A quick search on the video channel Youtube will show you ..that there are hundreds of fan (home made) videos & films of Doctor Who! Some very very good and professional level productions.. others made by loyal fans with just a costume and a video camera - running around woods and buildings!
And we are getting into that action too!
Some friends and I got together and did some photoshoots in London, and then went to Richmond park - and filmed an actual episode, with props, masks, costume and all that!
We have been getting good with masks & costumes, and video filming and editing - for other reasons and purposes for many years (pagan rituals, conferences, professional marketing and so on). So now, we are putting some of those skills and expertise - into making our own Doctor Who fan series under the banner of `Doctor Who Imaginarium fan productions’ !! (you can see some of the art works & photos here!)
Here’s the best news of all - we have possibly 3 Doctors.. and at least 2 of them are female.. It all fits in to the stories we have been developing - quite alternative ones.. some with old but many with new villains of our creations!
So - if you are a fan or just a person with video / drama production skills and like to get involved - just for fun- we love to hear from you.
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