Celebrate Ten Years of "Doctor Who's' Return with This Amazing Fan Tribute

The four Doctors of "New Who" (Photo: Doctor Who TV)
The four Doctors of "New Who" (Photo: Doctor Who TV)
Ten years ago this March - March 26 to be exact - a beloved science fiction franchise made its return to the BBC after a nine year absence. It was called Doctor Who, and with the episode "Rose," Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and his companion Billie Piper reintroduced the iconic alien with a blue police box to a whole new generation. Now, in 2015, it's hard to believe that it's actually been that long since Who came back to us - and that the show has since achieved an absolutely unprecendented (and frankly astonishing) level of global mainstream popularity. (I suspect if you asked the production team behind that long-ago Season 1, they never would have predicted this in about a million years.)

In honor of the premiere of "New Who" back in 2005, a slew of nostalia posts, think pieces and general reminiscences have popped up all over the internet this week, along with an unnowable number of fan tributes - GIF posts, quote lists and, of course, videos. Having gotten myself a little teary going through a lot of them, I can tell you that this video is probably the best thing going though. 

Created by a YouTube fanartist named, simply, "John Smith" - who is also responsible for making an incredible 50th anniversary trailer, a terrifying short film called Stone, and a ridiculously cool Wholock mashup - the clip features a subdued color palette and almost no actual footage from the show itself. Just voiceovers and a sort of ever-moving freeze frame. It's hard to describe, but it's amazing. I got kind of emotional. I'm not even sorry. 

Watch for yourselves below:

Ugh, yeah. Tears. This show, you guys. 

What are your fave moments from ten years of "New" Who?


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Twitter at @LacyMB