Let’s not bury the lead here. Having my own TARDIS is fantastic! Modelled on the TARDIS used by the Ninth and Tenth Doctor (as far as the size and TARDIS exterior goes), it stands 8’ tall (without the lamp, more on that below) and it’s 48 ¼” wide at the base. I’d say having my own TARDIS is every bit as exciting as I thought it would be except I never could have imagined loving it this much. I mean, I have a TARDIS. I. Have. A. TARDIS! I have a TARDIS! How could I ever prepare for this sort of excitement?? The TARIDS was completed on Christmas Day (poeticly perfect timing) and we moved it into my classroom over Christmas break. However, I’ve waited until now to tell this story as this is my 500th post on My Comic Relief which warranted a special piece. And what could be more special than having a TARDIS?!!?
Nearly seven years, 500 posts, and 1,258,447 words have led to this – the story of my TARDIS.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of TARDISes and Toymakers danced in their heads. And Mummy in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap. When out on Twitter there arose such a clatter as the BBC teased a new trailer for the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary special dropping tomorrow!!! Naturally, that “long winter’s nap” could wait. Russell T Davies enthusiastically encouraged our theorizing when he said, “If you thought the appearance of David Tennant was a shock, we’ve got plenty more surprises on the way! The path to Ncuti’s Fifteenth Doctor is laden with mystery, horror, robots, puppets, danger and fun! And how is it connected to the return of the wonderful Donna Noble? How, what, why? We’re giving you a year to speculate, and then all hell lets loose!” So, with a trailer (or something??) coming tomorrow, tonight felt the perfect time to think and theorize (at least a li’l bit) about what may lay ahead for the Doctor and Donna next year.