Found on the BBC Worldwide Doctor Who YouTube channel:
BBC Worldwide Showcase exports hit TV series to the rest of the world. This year at Showcase we’re celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who — the world’s longest running sci-fi series according to the Guinness Book of Records. It’s been sold to over 200 territories, and this clip shows the results…
Why do you think it looks like a man in a box?
Hello! I’m a Linguistics major at Western Oregon University and a somewhat recently addicted Whovian. When I heard about the final project we’ll be doing for my Linguistics 370: Discourse and Text class, I decided to pick something awesome! As we talked more and more about metaphor, and how we use so much metaphor talking about time (using space and direction, etc) I thought doing an exploration on how the Doctor uses metaphor when he talks about Space and Time in the abstract.
Anyway! This is the blog where I’m going to collect my date in one place, which will hopefully help me see patterns and new ideas I didn’t have before. I’m going to be focussing only on the Doctors since the 2005 reboot, because they’re the ones I’ve seen. In the future, if I continue this project after my course is over, I might go back and watch the Classic Who episodes to explore how the language of time and space was dealt with back then.
If you have any questions, please ask! I’m completely open to discussing my project, and I’d love all the help I can get!
Nice. I bet we’d all love to hear what you discover about how/if the language changes. Publish your results on Tumblr?
cross-sectionofthewhovian: Holy——. Suddenly Circlular Gallifreyan makes so much more sense!
something-doctor-who-related: I was thinking exactly the same!
grrrbarrowman: I bet there’s a Time Lord in some other dimension looking at this picture and laughing hysterically at the dirty limerick it spells out
drivemytardis: Oh, I see, now it makes sense… Time lords… Aaaaaaaaw yeah.