November 23 – The Day of the Doctor and the plan to turn NY Blue

With most of Planet Earth having in their possession a calendar with November 23 circled for obvious reasons, plans are coming together for fans worldwide to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who fans attempt to alter the NY skyline…

In particular, Doctor Who fans in Manhatten have their set their sights on turning the Empire State Building ‘Tardis blue’ to honor the show’s fiftieth birthday. NY Sci Fi & Fantasy launched the petition to help mark the 50th anniversary stateside. Calling it, both appropriately and very wordy, the “Petition to light up the Empire State Building TARDIS blue on November 23rd to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!,” the fan club “…wants to bring NYC to The Doctor to celebrate his anniversary.

We are attempting to partner with the Empire State Building to make this happen, said the fan club website. Organizers are asking fans to help show just how popular this show is by signing the petition, sharing the link and to spread the word via facebook, Twitter, or any way you can. With over 17,000 signatures collected so far against an original goal of 10K, the Empire State Building will decide by November 9 whether or not to turn Tardis blue. Looks pretty nice, doesn’t it?

Finally, two teaser trailers for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special were released by the BBC which did little more than reveal the official hashtag of the celebratory episode to be #SaveTheDay. They may be only :05-:08 seconds in length, but they are SO worth waiting for. The Day of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt, will air worldwide on November 23.


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