The first Doctor Who adventure aired on BBC television on November 23, 1963. Since then viewers have been charmed by the intergalactic adventurer whose ever-changing companions, enemies – and novel regenerations of the Doctor himself – keep us coming back for more.
No matter your reason for loving the Doctor, join us on Friday, November 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favorite Time Lord. Auditorium doors open at 6:00 PM for Doctor Who-themed crafts and memorabilia displays. At 7:00 PM view the world premier of our crowd-sourced Doctor Who parody, Don’t Blink in the Library. This special spoof was written by Topeka area authors and filmed by multiple Time Lord-loving teams. Our staff have mashed up the submissions into a cohesive episode, sure to tickle the rib (or double hearts) of Doctor Who himself.
You can learn more about the history of Doctor Who and the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Party by listening to the library’s HUSH podcast featuring commentary on our favorite Time Lord, villains and more!
What makes Doctor Who such a fan favorite? Is it the fast-paced sci-fi story lines? The Doctor’s weak spot for humans? Or perhaps the campy feel of the production itself? Leave your comment on this post.
Over 200 participants joined us for the big party. Did you miss it? No worries! Below is the library’s crowd-sourced Doctor Who parody that debuted on November 15, 2013.