The Doctor’s influence is everywhere. Have you discovered this? I’m running into fans all over the place!
Last week my dishwasher sprung a leak. I know, really fun stuff. The guys that came in to dry out the flooding were pretty cool. One of them commented that I had the best coffee mug ever. I didn’t even have to peek around the corner to know which mug had caught his eye. It was the disappearing TARDIS mug I got for my birthday. Like I said, Doctor Who fans are everywhere. For 20 minutes we discussed the show, Peter Capaldi, and the 50th anniversary episode that he hadn’t seen. (Don’t worry, no spoilers.) The only spoiler-y bit I disclosed was that an older Doctor in Peter Capaldi makes perfect sense after seeing The Day of the Doctor. I know it was a little cruel to whet his appetite with that tidbit, but…how could I resist? We finally had to explain what we were talking about to the other gentleman working with him.
In the airport’s Starbucks, my barista had a “Police Call Box” lanyard around her neck. Again, speculation about the Christmas episode swirled through the air along with the sounds from the espresso machine. Our conversation did more to wake me up for the flight and meetings ahead than the caffeine in my chai latte.
During my Random Acts of Kindness last month, I gave “awesome” cards to everyone I came across in Doctor Who apparel. There were more than a couple out and about. It is like belonging to a not -so-secret club or something. Every time you hear the whooshing groan of the TARDIS, you look around, just in case a blue police box really does show up somewhere, and if anyone else’s head pops up at the unique sound, you can’t help but share a smile.
There is a new Doctor Who Christmas special trailer for The Time of the Doctor. Matt Smith is facing all of those villains? It took me a while to warm up to the 11th Doctor, but now I am not ready to see him go. Don’t get me wrong, I think Peter Capaldi will be amazing, but Eleven stormed his way into fans’ hearts. Of course, Steven Moffat is an expert at tugging on those same heartstrings, so I expect a thrilling, emotional roller coaster for Christmas from him. This trailer is all the confirmation necessary for me to stock up on tissues, straighten my metaphorical bow tie, and make sure the shock blanket will be freshly laundered for the occasion. Oh it makes me giddy…and fills me with dread…so, here it is.
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What do you think about the trailer? Have you run into fellow Whovians in unexpected places?