I’ve recently joined the ranks of the Doctor Who fandom. I’m not entirely caught up with the series; I’ve just begun the fifth season of “New Who,” and just met the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith). I’ve loved every part of the series so far; even those devastating moments that have left me an emotional wreck. Bad Wolf Bay, anyone?
I didn’t expect to get into this series as much as I did. On the whole, I still think I prefer Sherlock when it comes to the work of Steven Moffatt, but, as they say, first impressions are lasting ones and Sherlock was part of my world long before Doctor Who. I dug the more quirky, silly tone of the first season and I fell pretty hard for Christopher Eccleston‘s ninth doctor and sincerely would have loved to have seen him there for another season. However, it wasn’t long until I was just as enthralled with David Tennant‘s tenth doctor. So, when it turned out that the plan for Ben’s birthday outing was going to be Who-themed, I was intrigued. He is, after all, a massive Whovian himself and has seen the show in its entirety (New Who, anyway). Almost every gift was Who-themed (including several sonic screwdrivers) and off we went into downtown Ellicott City for a Doctor Who Scavenger Hunt.
The suggestion was made that we dress up as the various characters. Just for fun. Undeniably, photo shoots ensued.
We had all three Doctors present.
Donna is my favorite Companion. “Best Temp in Chiswick.” I love her interaction with the Doctor and the friendship between them. It was so much fun pretending to be her for the day (I only wished I’d had more time to put a better costume together). I may Cosplay as Donna again at a future con! (I’ll be at Awesome Con D.C. this weekend, but I’ll be representing Genre Wars: Resistance Rising.)
We may have created a paradox . . . or two . . .
It was a great day. Many happy returns to Ben and the Doctor.
Maybe next time we’ll have a Captain Jack Harkness, an Amelia Pond, a River Song…who knows?
Pictured in Photos (in order of appearance/L-R): Nathan Moe, Ben Hart, Justin Moe, Michael Mongeon, Robin C. Farrell, Jessica Mongeon, Tiffany Mallett. And David Tennant.