there’s this unspoken law in britain that you’re not to phone anyone while doctor who’s on, and it was on and the phone rang and my brother was the one that had to pick it up, and he didn’t even say ‘hello’ or anything, he just picked it up and went, “WHO THE [HECK] IS RINGING WHILE DOCTOR WHO’S ON?” and the person on the other end went, “DOCTOR WHO’S ON? I’LL CALL YOU BACK!”, and hung up.
We don’t even know who it was, I just—
Here’s a cool little bit of news for your Whovians out there: this week’s Entertainment Weekly not only has Doctor Who on the cover, it’s also the first time ever that a British TV show has been featured on the front of the magazine! Guess they never got around to that “Jeeves & Wooster: Massive Spoilers Inside!” cover I suggested two decades ago OH WELL.
The issue itself features the “25 greatest cult TV shows from the past 25 years,” which is led off by Who, and also, we assume, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, Jeeves & Wooster, etc.
Also of note, and why this is the focus of the magazine: it’s pretty incredible that Doctor Who has gone from intensely cult hit, to something as close to mainstream as most uber-geeky pursuits get.