Bow Ties are Cool
I was one of the many thousands of people who went to the movies the weekend before Thanksgiving to watch the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who “The Day of the Doctor,” in 3D. The movie only ran for two nights. I’m glad we got tickets in advance because most of the shows sold out.
Unlike regular first-run movies, waiting for the film to start was a blast. On the screen was a trivia game encompassing all fifty years of Whovian lore. In the audience were Who lovers of all generations. There was a gentleman older than me looking around, astonished to see that so many people loved the Doctor. There were children, grandparents and young adults. Fifty years is a long time to build a fan base.
The costumes were fun. My favorite was a seven-year-old Matt Smith Doctor, complete with fez and bow tie. I saw Gwen, Ianto and Captain Jack Harkness, as well as plenty of Dr. Who T-shirts and hoodies. I even saw a Tardis dress, and a tiny Tardis steampunk hat!
The fans came equipped with their props. At the start of the movie many fans held their Sonic Screwdrivers aloft in celebration.
Doctor Who in 3D was pretty awesome. The 3D lent itself to the time and space thing.
I really enjoyed the movie itself. In case there is a single Whovian who didn’t make it to the movies and hasn’t downloaded The Day of the Doctor yet I won’t go into the plot, except to say this. When you have all of time and space with which to play it is very easy to create stories that don’t actually make a lot of sense. “The Day of the Doctor” was brilliant with its twists and turns. The script honored all fifty years of Dr. Who, but opened the way for an entirely new story line to emerge.
I have to admit I wasn’t that much of a fan of the last season of Dr. Who. “The Day of the Doctor” has me energized and ready for the story to unfold. I’m even excited to meet the next Doctor!
Half a century is a long time. As much as I enjoyed the movie, what I enjoyed most was the opportunity to celebrate that milestone with a diverse audience who had one thing in common; a love for the Doctor.