Today is that day between Friday and Sunday. You may call it Saturday but really, this is Doctor Who Saturday and it is here at this time on this blog that we look at Who stuff.
Before I started messing around with this blog-thing and before that on Twitter, I used to roam around the byways and alleys of Facebook. It was there that I joined with a most remarkable Facebook feature, Doctor Who and the Tardis - The Group.
It was started by a kind gentleman and devoted Doctor Who fan Craig Hurle. It started off small, just few hundred likes. But the numbers begin to grow exponentially so that today this Facebook page has over 28 thousand followers.
It's a fun, freewheeling place where Whovians could virtually gather and share stories, likes, dislikes, questions, answers, jokes and more about this wonderful show called Doctor Who.
But one thing that really sets this page apart from other websites and blogs and Facebook pages: Craig's insistence that everyone treat each other with respect. You can have your favorite Doctor but don't deride a fellow fan for having a different choice. It is here that Whovians can come together as a community.
A favorite thing from that page were calls for captions for random photos. I loved given that a go. I found some in a folder in my archives. These are not my best (I wish I could find the one with the TARDIS on its side. I got a kick out of the caption I did for that one.)
As you go through these, you may wonder what my concept of the word "caption" is. Yes, some are short, pithy phrases but others go off in a wibbly-wobbly direction and become almost-stories.
Well, here are some of the ones I found. I hope you enjoy.
Below is from the classic 4th Doctor story, The Brain of Morbius. This story introduced the Sisterhood of Karn who appeared in the 8th Doctor mini-episode, Night of the Doctor. Below, I'm not sure that thingamabob the Doctor and Morbius are holding on to looks very stable. I bet I know where Morbius got it from.
|"Morbius, quit buying crap from Ikea!"|
The picture below is during a break in shooting the 5th Doctor episode, Planet of Fire, which was the last episode for Turlough (Mark Strickson) and the first episode for Peri (Nicola Bryant).
|"Nigel, I think Derek's stuck in |
his bubble again."
I have NO idea what's going here and I wonder if William Hartnell was thinking, "What IS going on here? Why am I sticking my head out of Dalek?"
|Cyberman #1: Give me an "H"!|
Cyberman #2: H!
Cyberman #1: Give me an "U"!
Cyberman #2: U!
Cyberman #1: Give me an "M"!
Cyberman #2: M!
Cyberman #1: Give me an "A"!
Cyberman #2: A!
Cyberman #1: Give me an "N"!
Cyberman #2: N!
Cyberman #1: What does that spell?
Cyberman #2: HUMAN!
Cyberman #1 & #2: Go, go! Human, human! Go, go, human, human!
Yeah, that never really became a thing, did it?
I hope you found these...amusing isn't the right word, I'm sure, but I'm going to see if I can dig out some more of these somehow. It might be like my own personal quest for "lost episodes".
I'm not sure when but there is a new Doctor story coming up in a few weeks. Yes, it's a multi-Doctor story and yes, I did too learn my lesson after The Nemesis Who Stole Time. This next story has only TWO Doctors. But wait until you see which two and why it happens.
Tomorrow on the blog: This (Non) Sporting Life#3
And back here in seven days for a new installment of Doctor Who Saturday.
Until then, be good to one another.