Friday, April 18, 2008

Dr. Who at Earl's Court By: Lezah Williamson

Dr. Who.

My brother used to watch this show years ago, and although he liked to laugh at the cheesy costumes and the cheap sets, he still found himself tuning in, week after week.

We have an acquaintance who is such as fan of the show that he legally changed his name to Who. This is no joke. I do get a lot of mileage out of it, however: he dog-sat for us when we were away recently, so when people asked us who was looking after the dogs, I could say, "That's right! Who is looking after our dogs!"

Ha ha ha. That one cracks me up.

Well, Dr. Who is still on the air, although the actor who plays the doctor has changed quite a few times. As well, Dr. Who has recently spawned a couple of spinoffs that Dave is fond of, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures.

Dave's friends Ian (writer for The Simpsons) and Pia (co-creator and illustrator for Y The Last Man) were recently doing a book-signing in Germany; they stopped in London on their way home and took in the Dr. Who Show that was at Earl's Court. Apparently there are places in England when you can go and get your picture taken in a Tardis replica (the police call box that he uses to move from place to place).

Anyway, next time you're in London, you might just want to stop by Earl's Court: there's a tardis right there on your right as you come out of the Earl's Court Tube Station.

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