There was a time, back when the Earth was cooling, that an entity had arrived when you were parodied on a Saturday Night Live sketch. Once they lost their way, your stamp of approval came at the hands of Jimmy Fallon with parodies or spoof sketches on Latenight with Jimmy Fallon. Now, it seems the most important benchmark as to if you have achieved pop culture greatness is when you are immortalized in Lego.
Such is the case with Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary episode, “The Day of the Doctor”, which has been transformed into a Lego special by Bookshelf Productions along with Stupendous Films. While it won’t take the sting out of the fact that there is still just over a month until the 23 August worldwide premiere Doctor Who S8, it does pass the time rather well. Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt’s Doctors are given miniature Lego makeovers, complete with top-notch outfits and set pieces, including the TARDIS. The dialogue from the original episode is played on top of the action, which builds up to the epic moment where all the Doctors team up, including a look at the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi!
Just think, after you watch, you’ll be 5 and 1/2 minutes closer to the beginning of the Peter Capaldi era.