Monday, November 25, 2013

Planetary Party

“Always take a banana to a party, Rose. Bananas are good.”
~The 10th Doctor

Over the weekend, I participated in a Guinness World Record event.

The 50th anniversary of the television show Doctor Who was simulcast in 94 countries (and 15 languages) across the globe on Saturday.

That meant that those of us in the Pacific Northwest were glued to the telly at 11:50 in the morning.

A bit early for a party, but we partied nonetheless.

And so “The Day of the Doctor” earned the distinction of being "the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama."

Not bad for a show that began on November 23rd, 1963 as something to fill the gap between the day’s football results and evening entertainment programs.

By the way, it also holds the record for the longest running and most successful science-fiction series.

You may be wondering why I’m telling you all this…

Well, in his five-star review of Saturday’s episode, the Mirror's Jon Cooper singled out writer Steven Moffat as the real star.

He wrote that Moffat put something together that not only gives hardcore fans a beautiful reinvention of their favourite show, but also gives casual viewers a stonking story.”

Yep, it’s a great day to celebrate those humanoids behind the celluloid…


Giving the world great stuff to read (and watch!) since 3200 BC!

PROMPT: Write your own “stonking” story today! Take a favorite show and create an episode you’d love to see.

Write on!

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