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Scans - (Photo 1) George, Bora Bora, 1964; (photo 2) George, Tahiti, 1964, both images from George’s camera, and scanned from Living in the Material World.

“I woke up and looked out of the porthole. It was fantastic. At that time we’d hardly been anywhere out of England, and never to anywhere that was tropical. It was incredible, a smooth lagoon with the island in the background with mountains and coconut palms. Five or six Tahitians were paddling an outrigger canoe, gliding across the calm sea. It blissed me out.” - George Harrison, Living in the Material World

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All of these messages about The Day of the Doctor, the 50th Anniversary Special, got me wondering…have you guys all seen The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot?

Because as much as I really did enjoy The Day of the Doctor…this 30 minute special written by Peter Davison starring Doctors 5, 6 and 7 and featuring everyone (and I mean, everyone) is kind of exactly the sort of 50th Anniversary Special I really wanted.

The plot is such: Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are all eagerly awaiting their phone calls asking them to partake in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who…but quickly realize those phone calls aren’t coming. After they decide that the world doesn’t care about the Classic Doctors anymore, they decide to join together and find a way to crash the 50th Anniversary Special, somehow involving some of the most memorable people from Doctor Who as the shenanigans ensue

It’s hilarious, it’s adorable, it’s incredible, and it’s worth every second of your time. WATCH IT. PLEASE.

(…And did I mention it really does feature freakin' everyone??? all playing themselves???)

Like:

  • Peter Davison
  • Colin Baker
  • Sylvester McCoy
  • Paul McGann
  • Matt Smith
  • David Tennant
  • Jenna Coleman
  • John Barrowman
  • Steven Moffat
  • Russell T. Davies
  • Georgia Tennant
  • Sean Pertwee
  • Olivia Colman
  • Louise Jameson
  • Carole Ann Ford
  • Katy Manning
  • Lalla Ward
  • Sophie Aldred
  • Peter Jackson
  • IAN MCKELLEN
  • I seriously mean EVERYONE IS IN THIS, IAN MCKELLEN is in this, AS GANDALF.

WATCH IT NOW PLEASE YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE AND YOU WILL THANK ME A MILLION TIMES OVER.

Scan - It was 50 years ago today… The world premiere of A Hard Day’s Night, London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, London, 6 July 1964

Piccadilly Circus was closed for traffic and 12,000 fans were at hand to catch a glimpse of The Beatles. The premiere was also attended by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon.

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I’ve had many faces, many lives. But I don’t admit to all of them. There’s one life I’ve tried very hard to forget. He was the Doctor who fought in the Time War and that was the day he did it. The day I did it. The day he killed them all. The last day of the Time War. The war to end all wars. Between my people and the Daleks. And in that battle there was a man with more blood on his hands than any other. A man who would commit a crime that would silence the universe. And that man was me.