For normal people this is a day of social interaction like parties, being with friends, and enjoying the company of others…
But today there’s a Doctor Who marathon, and though I’ve seen all the episodes before… it’s a day ofZERO social contact with people (even the ones in my house). Phone’s turned off, logging out of all social networking sites, no movement allowed unless commercials and absolutely no talking allowed today.
Sorry friends, I love you but this doesn’t happen everyday <3
The Tenth Doctor parachutes out of the TARDIS with The Queen and lights the flame at the Olympics. <- Okay, maybe that was our headcanon.
Over the past two months we’ve gotten more messages from new fans of Doctor Who than anything else. Many of them have said that they started watching Doctor Who just because of the fandom on Tumblr.
This is AWESOME.
Each year, Doctor Who becomes bigger than ever. So we’ve decided to start a new challenge. Whether you love Classic Who, Nine, Ten, or Eleven, we want to know your story. We want to hear how you became newtoWHO?
There’s a Season 5 marathon on BBC America today where we’re running the #newtoWHO hashtag:
And people are starting to share their stories using #newtoWHO on Twitter:
This is just the beginning.
Over the next month, we’ll be sharing your stories on the blog, on Twitter, on Anglophenia, and on TV.
And it’ll all lead to something even more special.
But let’s start with these three questions:
• How did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
• Who told you about The Doctor?
• What was the first episode of Doctor Who you ever saw?
Make a post. Tell your story however you like: words, photos, video, drawings — whatever!
Tag it newtoWHO (one word) and let’s all get to sharing.
The July 28th Sat-NERD-day BBC America Schedule
7am-7pm: 12 hour Doctor Who marathon.
7pm: 4 hour Nerdist marathon including the World Premiere of The Nerdist Tribute to Comic-Con (9pm) and The Nerdist Tribute to Toys and Games (10pm)
Wow. Thanks for this.
This is all day NEXT Saturday, July 28th, btw.
Trailer above. The new special premieres Saturday, July 28 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.
UPDATE: Also next Saturday is a DOCTOR WHO MARATHON!!!!!