My replica Sonic Screwdriver doesn’t necessarily make me a nerd when it comes toDoctor Who, the world’s longest-running sci-fi TV show. But my TARDIS-patterned bathrobe and remote-controlled Dalek are conclusive evidence of a slavish love for all things Gallifrey.
And if you understood any of those references, you’re probably just as excited as I am about the weekend of Nov. 23, when the BBC show’s 50th anniversary special will be simulcast around the world.
Gearing up to toast the Doctor — for the uninitiated, he’s a mysterious, humanlike alien traveling in space and time and battling baddies — Britain is stuffed with opportunities for diving into the family-friendly Whoniverse.
Leicester’s National Space Centre is presenting a Nov. 16 Science of the Timelords event, combining accessible discussions with star appearances. spacecentre.co.uk
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