For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions." - Lao Tzu
So I haven't had a post where I have gotten to nerd out in a while, so now is just as good time as any to show that side of me! Now that I have finished "The Fault in Our Stars" (review posted yesterday), my new leisure project is to begin watching some of the old "Doctor Who" episodes from the 1960s. I knew "Doctor Who" was the longest running science fiction show, but I never realized how many episodes there were! Just looking at the first season, there are 42 (half an hour) episodes! Some of them have actually been lost over time and found recently, but it amazes me that a show like this has lasted as long as it has. I've watched a fair amount today and it is astonishing how much the show has changed through the years. The earlier seasons have more of a wholesome family feeling behind them, but the amount of heart is still there!
For those who do not know, "Doctor Who" is about an alien who travels throughout time and space in his blue spaceship, the Tardis (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), with [a] human companion[s]. Over the years, they have visited many new and exciting planets, seen remarkable historical events, and of course have faced countless villainous monsters. The show does thrive in a special place of corniness that few shows would even dare approach, but I always enjoy how it discussed the hopes of humanity, the optimism of the future as well as the pride in our past history. Especially seen in the latest episodes, the dialogue is so well written and the creatures they face are straight out of what nightmares are made of. One of my favorite quotes from the current director perfectly sums up what "The Doctor" is all about:
“When they made this particular hero, they didn't give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn't give him a tank or a warship or an x-wing fighter, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And the didn't give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray, they gave him an extra heart. They gave him two hearts. And that’s an extraordinary thing; there will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the doctor.”
- Steven Moffat
If you had the chance to travel in time and space would you? Where would you go?
Personally I would choose this lifestyle in a heartbeat. Although fictitious, it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity and if traveling with The Doctor, there would never be a dull moment! I feel like I would want to see our future before seeing the past or other worlds. Although it wouldn't be leaving much to the imagination, I would be interested to see what we will become far beyond the time I will be alive. Even today there are some inventions I don't even believe, I couldn't image what our founding fathers would think of them! Time sure if a funny thing :) Well it is almost late, but I'm not tired, might work in the office for a little. Goodnight all!
About the video: I have wanted to share this video for a while, but was waiting for the opportune time to fit it in with the theme of the topic. A week ago this video was posted for the "Doctor Who" fans by a group of very talented girls who I have followed for some time now. Since posting this video, they are already up to 604 thousand views and have recently been recognized by various actors from the show as well as BBC America. Just looking at the behind the scenes videos, I am stunned with how hard this team worked for only a seven minute video which was filmed in under a week! Anyways I hope you enjoy it!