… for these awesome shirts!
Today marks 51 years of time and space travelling goodness. Yes, that’s right, 51 years today the first episode of Doctor Who hit the air waves. I’ve been a fan now for about 30 years, and honestly it’s become a bit of an obsession for me… I get made fun of (not so much now that being a fangirl is cool) and many people don’t understand it, but I wouldn’t give up a second.
Thank you to the BBC for returning our show to us and thanks to all the fans that keep it going. Happy birthday, and here’s to another 51 years 🙂
This appeared on BBC’s Children in Need special! I’m going to do some digging and see what else I can find…
David Tennant made another appearance on Craig Ferguson recently!
That’s right, Peter Capaldi turned down an audition for the 8th Doctor! From Doctor Who TV:
In a parallel universe Peter Capaldi is the 8th Doctor. The man himself has revealed that he had the opportunity to audition for the role, but turned it down.
Speaking at the Series 8 DVD launch event: “I never begged to be in Doctor Who. I even turned down the opportunity to audition for the role of Doctor Who in the one that Paul McGann did.”
And the reason?: “I knew I wouldn’t get it. I just didn’t want to have the disappointment, and go through all the palaver of jumping through hoops for something that I would never get…. I knew it was an American pilot thing, and I knew they would go for somebody who was well known, which Paul was.”
He added: “I loved the show so much that I didn’t want to have anything to do with it unless it was, unless it was gonna be me!”
The “new to Who” catchup code: