via The Mary Sue:
Giovanni Antonelli, you are a gentleman and a scholar.
This secondary school science teacher is a self-described “Super-Nerd” with a special claim to fame: he can name every single Doctor Who story every made – in order. Normally, this might just be an interesting quirk to pull out at slow parties, but recently, Antonelli used his powers for good by performing the feat to raise £100 for Children In Need. He explained that the stunt is “a result of 40 years of love for the program.”
Antonelli regularly incorporates Doctor Who into his science lessons. He says this habit gets him mixed reactions from the students:
“Generally, when I use it in lessons, there’s two responses – some groan and say ‘not this again,’ but others seem genuinely enthusiastic.”
He hopes that students will learn something from his Doctor Who memory feat as well as be entertained:
“I tell the kids to learn through repetition – this is a perfect example of how that can work.”
It only took Antonelli a week of practice to be able to recite all 240 stories without making a mistake. Why was it so easy? Antonelli says that “most of it has been rattling around in [his] head for years” anyway, so polishing off the feat wasn’t much of a stretch. Doctor Who, he explained, was the show that sparked his lifelong interest in science, which eventually led him to his career in teaching.
Be a Hero and donate at http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey. Whilst investigating strange occurrences at an art gallery, the Doctor meets a familiar face…
Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time
This Friday, November 16th, the BBC’s telethon Children In Need (that’s their mascot Pudsey the Bear in the tweed jacket there) will be showing the first teaser clip for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special. As is now traditional, the clip will comprise a little stand-alone story, unique to Children in Need, and act as a prequel for the Christmas Special (premiering Christmas Day on BBC AMERICA). There will also be a chance to see the Doctor and his new companion (played by Jenna-Louise Coleman) in the same room for the first time.
Doctor Who featuring Matt Smith will also bring viewers an extra special ‘prequel’ to its Christmas special, with a bespoke storyline made for BBC Children in Need, and an exclusive preview trailer of the Christmas special including the first glimpse of the Doctor with his new companion.
More info to come!
Matt Smith wears the Doctor’s shoes even when he’s not playing the Doctor.
someone must really want it. last time i looked, about 2 hours ago, it was £35k
“These aren’t my real clothes; these are hologram clothes. Please don’t touch the red button on your remote or they might just disappear.”
Doctor Who x Pudsey