For any of you who have read my blog for any amount of time will already know I am an unrepentant and incurable geek. It’s a sickness I’ve had since I was a grade school boy who grew up with Star Wars (the original un-fucked Han Solo shoots Greedo first version thank you very much George Lucas), Space 1999 and tales of a show called Star Trek that went off the air before I was born.
So it was around that time I first discovered the doctor. Kids would come to school telling tales of a British program they had seen on TV Ontario, about a man who travelled around to other planets in a phone booth. Not only could he travel to distant stars he could also go back and forth in time! He was Dr. Who, a Timelord who would solve mysteries and could not be killed. What slightly intelligent and socially maladjusted kid wouldn’t love that!
I would run home after school to click on the television and hope the antenna was in a good mood that day. I would watch a long scarved Tom Baker portray a bumbling and quirky Timelord who along with his beautiful companions save the universe week after week.
Flash forward to 2005, the boy has long since grown into adulthood and Dr. Who had long since fallen out of fashion. The camp of the 80’s and 90’s almost killed off the legacy of The Doctor for good. Until Russell T. Davies re-imagined the concept and put The Doctor back on the television. This time starring Christopher Eccleston as the hard-edged, no-nonsense alien battling Timelord. The new series was a hit.
So imagine my surprise when I found out that Craig Ferguson late night Scottish talk show host was also a closeted geek. Having grown up in the homeland of the BBC Ferguson knew first-hand the power of Dr. Who, and dedicated a series of nights to his boyhood hero.
Due to copyright issues his song and dance number in honour of the Dr. had to be scrapped for television broadcast.
But worry not dear reader and fellow geek I have it here in all its glorious song and dance splendour! Grab a flagon of mead or a chalice of Romulan Ale and geek out with me. Feel free to wave your sonic screwdrivers with pride The Dr. Who song and dance is here for you to see!