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A tribute to Doctor Who upon the ocassion of its' 50th Anniversary
50 years ago today, America was still reeling from the untimely death of not only our president, but of our optimism and idealism. Across the pond in Great Britain, a show aired featuring an old man, a police box, and a junkyeard.
Called “Doctor Who”, it was originally intended as an educational program for kids. However, a shortage of usable scripts forced them to take a risk and base their second story on an allegorically Nazi alien race called the Daleks…and the rest is history.
Skip ahead 49 years to 2012, which had been an…interesting year for me so far. At the time, I was desperately in need of a pick-me-up. Enter Katy Carter, who sat me down and introduced me to a big eared, mysterious man called The Doctor. Curiousity gave way to intrigue, and by the time “Dalek” rolled around, I was hooked. Here was a man I could aspire towards, at once goofy and serious, a rigid pacifist, full of hope and child-like wonder and empathetic even towards those who tried to kill him. When 9 regenerated into 10, I was sold.
Doctor Who has taught me that I can be a man and still be myself, that non-violence is a strength, not a weakness, and I’ve relearned how to see the world with the wonder I thought I’d left behind long ago alongside the hope I was so afraid to have.
Sometimes it’s cold out, and it’s raining, and the wind blowing against the window seems harsh and unfriendly - and then you remember Doctor Who has been going for fifty years, and has united so many people from all over the world that would otherwise never had cause to say hello, and inspired art and stories and such passion…
…and everything seems just that little bit warmer.
Apparently my mom thinks that if you’re an American, you’re not supposed to like Doctor Who at all. She thinks it’s "not right". Please help me prove her wrong by rebloggingoreven likingthis if you’re an American (or just not British in general) and like DW.
America: The Land of the Free to watch whatever we damn well please. ;)