The “Doctor Who” community is a strong one, and the latest example of this comes as follows: An active core of fans of the BBC hit in NY SciFi & Fantasy have put together a petition in order to get the Empire State Building in New York City to turn Tardis blue in celebration of the show’s 50th anniversary on November 23. Official paperwork has already been submitted to the building to celebrate the show, and a Change.org petition has more than 11,000 signatures as of this writing.
As for whether or not this will happen, the odds are probably not in their favor when you are dealing with getting an American landmark to change its lights at night in order to celebrate a British TV show. However, it would be a lovely show of international solidarity, and “Doctor Who” has become more mainstream in America over the past decade or so. It’s also just a nice way to give sci-fi fans a little bit of love.
The “Doctor Who” 50th anniversary special has the potential to become one of the most-popular telecasts in the show’s history by a wide margin. It is going to be airing simultaneously around the world at the same time, and the buildup over the past several months since “The Name of the Doctor” aired has been immense. While most celebrations have taken place in Britain for their beloved series, there has been a spattering of fun little international events, as well. (We even took photos of one.)
While we have not written as extensively as of late about the “Doctor Who” anniversary special, there is still coverage for you to check out. For example, click here if you want to catch a glimpse at the poster the BBC is using to promote the grand occasion featuring both Matt Smith and David Tennant.
Photo: BBC One