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It’s TARDIS Day, People!

Hey nerds! On this day 48 years ago, BBC time travel show Doctor Who premiered. The first episode was titled, “An Unearthly Child” and, as The Los Angeles Times points out, that episode has been reworked by Whovians and posted to YouTube.

Sometimes I love the Internet.

You can watch the first episode in its entirety on the Interwebs. But if you don’t have time for that, after the jump I present to you all 11 regenerations. I’m pretty sure the maker of this clip just made up the Paul McGann/Christopher Eccleston regeneration, but they made up for it by cutting out David Tennant’s way self-indulgent Journey o’ Past Companions. Enjoy it, and Happy TARDIS Day! 

PS: My birthday is a month away, so if anyone wants to get me a functioning TARDIS or sonic screwdriver, I would be open to that.

Featured image credit: YouTube

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  1. November 25, 2011 at 12:12 am —

    Even though I have seen the serial (a terrible serial) in which 6th doctor regenerates into the 7th, I can never get used to how cheap it was. Seriously, both doctors were screwed over by the production team. Too bad that by the time they managed to make two great seasons in the end, it was too late by then. The show was cancelled for over a decade.

  2. November 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm —

    I should confess to all you gals that I’ve never watched a single episode of Dr. Who in my entire life. I don’t even know what TARDIS is… the phone booth?

    • November 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm —


      Yes, the TARDIS is the phone box. It stands for “Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.” It’s supposed to change form to blend in wherever/whenever it lands, but the chameleon circuit broke when it landed in 1960s Great Britain, so it remains a 1960s style phone box wherever/whenever it is. The Doctor could fix it, but he likes the look, so he doesn’t. Also, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside 🙂

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