Maybe it’s because I just can’t let go or maybe it’s because today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and I’m waxing nostalgic about what I’m thankful for. Not quite at the top of the list, but pretty darn high up on the food chain is the last 50 years of Doctor Who. So, thank you to William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Peter McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and…Peter Capaldi. Thanks also to the BBC, Sydney Newman, Verity Lambert, Terry Nation and John Nation Turner for giving me endless hours of entertainment growing up.
Finally, thanks to Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat for the reboot and keeping the dream alive so we could get to the 50th and beyond. How could I not be thankful today for something that noted director, Steven Spielberg said: “…the world would be a poorer place without Doctor Who“.
So, days after the brilliant conclusion to the 50th anniversary celebration with the worldwide broadcasts of Mark Gatiss’ Adventure in Space and Time and Steven Moffat’s gift to fans with The Day of the Doctor last Saturday, comes this gem of a gift to Doctor Who fans worldwide written, directed, and initiated by Peter Davison and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving to all. Let Zygons be Zygons, after all, it’s Thanksgiving.
What was your favorite Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration moment?