While searching for a new bank for the Club’s account, I was greatly tempted to choose a local branch of one called the “Bank of England” – how cool would those checks have looked for a Doctor Who club?! No connection to the UK; the home branch is based in the town of England, Arkansas.
Building with Legos with the family last week, we made a Halloween tableau–complete with Trick-or-Treaters and costumed customers waiting to enter a Haunted House. Do you see the Doctor Who connection?
How about now?
In case you still missed it, here’s a giant clue–just DON’T BLINK!
A film crew was working on the Doctor Who centenary special at Hodge House in Cardiff on September 15, 16, and 17. The Hodge House, constructed in 1915, is a landmark listed, eight-story building on St. Mary Street in Cardiff’s City Centre. The interior of the building had recently been renovated into modern office space. Filming occurred inside the building, where someone snapped a photo of the UNIT logo on the floor. While there are rumors that extras were hired to portray UNIT soldiers in late August, exactly what and who were filmed inside Hodge House was unknown at press time.
Filming took place in Grange Gardens in Cardiff on September 20, beginning with the construction of the TARDIS prop. John Bishop and Bradley Walsh were seen at the location, confirming that new companion Dan and former companion Graham will appear in the centenary special. Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, and director Jamie Magnus Stone were also at the Grange Gardens filming.
The movie The Map of Tiny Perfect Things is about a guy who is living the same day over and over, who meets a woman who is also aware of the time loop. There are many references to other genres, including Yoda and Darth Vader impersonations, a video game patterned after Warhammer, multiple geeky T-shirts, and even a brief clip of “Time Bandits.” The characters mentioned Doctor Who at least three times:
When she asks “Why do you think this is happening?” he replies, “I honestly didn’t figure it out until there was no new Doctor Who.”
When he asks her, “Why do I always feel like even though we’re stuck in the same day together, I am never going to see you again?” she replies, “Because you watch too much Doctor Who.”
Running possible scenarios by his teacher to explain a time loop, he suggests, “Is time just a big ball of wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey stuff?” To which the teacher replies, “OK, that’s a quote from DoctorWho.”
A few days later, I was watching Roswell, and a character said, “Do you think you can get the wanna-be TARDIS [an alien machine] out of Deep Sky [secret government facility] for a spin?”
Have you seen/heard a Doctor Who reference on other shows lately?