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Doctor Who At Fifty

Exterminate! Exterminate!
Exterminate! Exterminate!

I am not a fan of the Doctor Who television program, which turns 50 today, but judging by the radiant excitement in my home emanating from No. 1 son and his Mum, who are in the living room mainlining BBC America right now, it’s a Rilly Big Deal. Actual real-life dialogue I just heard from my armchair:

“Mom, it’s happening! It’s happening! Right now, it’s happening!”

“Matt, did you just run into the wall?”

“Yes! Hurry! It’s not a simulcast if I pause it.”

If it’s a big deal to those two, it’s probably a big deal to many in this blog’s readership. Open thread, people.

UPDATE: In honor of the 50th anniversary, the kids ritually sacrificed two papercraft Daleks in the fireplace tonight. We. Are. Nerds.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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