Tuesday, February 24, 2009

YouTube Tuesday: Doctor Whuesday

I don't know what's put me in such a "classic Doctor Who" mood lately, but here are some more videos around that theme.

To start with, one literally around "that theme"—the familiar "ooo-WAH-ooo" we also dealt with last week. This video mashes up all the original-series openings, plus some classic-style ones made up for the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Doctors. I think the first two minutes is just fantastic, with all the layering of the various credits sequences. Putting the 1980-84 stars in the background certainly gives the various 1963-73 howlarounds more pizzazz. (It drops off a bit after that.)

Here's a video that must have taken an awful lot of effort: the beginnings of a homemade Doctor Who anime. The Third Doctor stars, because if you want copious quantities of anime-style butt-kicking, there's no denying he's your man. If I were running the BBC, I'd hire this guy immediately, because what with Doctor Who currently taking over all available media... well, why not anime?

And here's the inevitable LEGO version. The punchline trades off a classic Doctor Who line. (I wonder if that's Arcturus from "The Curse of Peladon" that the Doctor's companion is bothering.)

1 comment:

Will Robinson said...

Mr. Engle, thanks for posting these Whovian bits. It's wonderfully satisfying, might I even say thrilling... but also quite frustrating, as enjoying these YouTube-ian vids stokes my yearning for fresh adventures of our favorite Time Lord! I must admit to a bit of jealousy of our UK compatriots, who've actually SEEN the Christmas special. Sigh. Maybe, someday, in the not too distant future, BBC America or the Sci-Fi Channel will deign to allow us colonial rubes to view the hallowed newest chapter. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh. Have you heard any news or unearthed any clues as to when we might gaze upon The Doctor's latest feats, O Master of the Best Blog Ever?