Save The Day!10:56 AM
This past weekend was the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, and I was all over it like a fat kid on a cupcake. I started out by watching "An Adventure in Space and Time", a movie about the making of Doctor Who, with Kyle on Friday night. If you didn't already love Classic Who, this will make you want to just grab hold of the First Doctor and never let go. It was also an amazing inside look on how they were able to create such an awesome show on such a small budget, it really was incredible.
I had originally planned on watching the 50th anniversary special with my bestie at her place, but on account of my non-whovian friends wanting to go out later to places on my side of town, as well as Tony Spark in great need of an oil change, those plans fell through. My friends Mike and Neil live close by, and were kind enough to have me over for the viewing. IT WAS AMAZEBALLS. I tried my hardest to live-tweet, and to spam the crap out of Facebook (because let's be honest, this was like the Superbowl for geeks), but it was so hard to talk to everyone while also trying not to miss anything. Mike was laughing at me, because I held my phone the entire time. I am pretty sure that for the last 30 minutes or so, we all were leaning forward, totally zoned in.
I am not going to review it, because I know there are people who are planning on watching it in theaters today and have not seen it yet. However, I will say that I liked it more than I thought that I would. I really liked everyone's character, the banter was just beautiful. I wanted to hug everyone, even Moffat! Of course I called Kyle (he was at work) and basically made whale noises into the receiver so he would agree to watch it with me again when he got home from work. He loved it. *SPOILERS* He even said that Tom Baker was cute-he was pissed that he admitted that.
We concluded the weekend's festivities by watching "The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot", a 50th anniversary special spoof, created by Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor) on account of the majority of the classic doctors not included in the big anniversary special. It is hilarious! I felt so bad that they were not in the big special, but the spoof was so cute and funny that it was almost worth it. I highly recommend watching it, there are lots of little surprises in it.
It really is hard to imagine that I only started watching this show a year and a half ago, and I have completely immersed myself in it. I have corrupted my younger brother into becoming obsessed with it, I have even convinced friends who never had any interest in the show to watch an episode or two and now want to go to Motor City Comic Con with me next year. Friends, family members, and co-workers constantly message and email me Doctor Who related things as they come across them. And yet, I still have so much more to do! I have yet to finish making my way through the classic series, as well as the Sarah Jane Adventures (spin-off), then there are the audio series, comic books, as well as regular books. Because the Doctor Who fandom is bigger on the inside, and it is fantastic.