The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who was this past Saturday. Ladies and gents, we at The Hub had been anticipating this day for so long. We even celebrated Doctor Who in The Hub for the entire month of November.
Throughout the month, we offered different programs and DIY Kits that were Doctor Who-themed -- thus, leading us to affectionately call this entire month WHOvember. We screen printed Tardises on shirts, totes, and swatches at the Print Your Own Tardis T-Shirt program. We created a light-up, awesome Sonic Screwdriver at the LED Sonic Screwdriver program. And we went into the library's Studio, recorded our voices, and used some Garageband magic to make our voices sound like Daleks at the Dalek Takeover program.
Two teens recording their voices in the Production Studio during the Dalek Takeover program.
In case you're curious about what our Dalek recordings sounded like, may your curiosity be quenched with this audio clip!
What's fun about recording your own Dalek sayings is that you can make them into ringtones, phone alerts, and you can even make your Dalek say something they would likely never say. For example, "I love the Doctor!" If you can't tell from the audio clip, it was a lot of fun. Our library is full of funny teens.
Of course, November 23rd was the day we'd all been waiting for. It was the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and the BBC aired The Day of the Doctor special across the globe at the very same time. Now you may ask, why would they do such a thing?
No spoilers for us! We made a day of it in The Hub and had a costume contest, ate some Doctor Who-themed treats, and played a couple of rounds of Doctor Who trivia! Then we gathered round, screamed a little (especially when we saw 10 and 11 in the same shot), and went on a 75 minute adventure with the Doctor(s).
Alas, The Day of the Doctor has come and gone, and boy, was it EPIC!