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Thursday, November 15, 2018

OMG… OMFG… The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff

Okay so a little for a warning, if you’re not a fan of reading about my fangirl obsession of doctor who then should probably pop the kettle on and move on to another one of our blog posts.

Right that got rid of the riffraff, my name is Tina, and I’m Whovian.

Whovian is a name given to those who are the biggest fans of the show Doctor Who.

I’m a big fan of the creativeness and the silliness of the popular BBC TV series. I remember seeing parts of a different set as my dad would watch the repeats when I was a small kid, I remember thinking that baddie isn’t real you can see it has a plunger as an arm. Hehe but none the less it captured me and gave me my first taste of this fantastic programme.

So here we are on our adventure and driving from Cornwall up to the middle of Wales, and we stopped off in Cardiff where they still film the show and have the ‘doctor who experiences’ & the museum.

Eeeek finally! I get to be in the same place David Tennant, and Matt Smith have been, and boy was I happy girl, all my apprehension about meeting our wales host melts away, and I’m a girl in a complete wonderland.

So you come to this massive ‘doctor who’ blue warehouse (nice touch), and you are lined up, and as the queue forms, we waited to go in. The first part of the tour is amazing, I won’t give it away what happens, but for true diehard fans, it’s a great experience.

You are then led to the lower part of the exhibition that features a few of the tartis’s interiors and the infamous blue boxes, k-9 and screens talking about the inspiration behind the music and the set designs, was just ore inspiring. Being able to stand in 10’s Tardis was amazing. It brought back every moment and made me pine for the past doctors.

We then entered the next level, the sight of walking into this open plan space filled with every costume imaginable, it firstly started with some of the villains. It made me flood with memories; I have to say at this point Lee was looking a little vague. He hasn’t seen much of doctor who and I’m sure the suffering partners of Whovians know his pain hehe, but I found myself explaining who each outfit was.

I like most crazed fans hope I can eventually turn him to the dark side but I suppose he hasn’t had the conditioning from a young age like I had, only time will tell. hehe

Anyway as we walked passed the coolest and the most infamous of all the villains the Daleks, we then got to see all the outfits from all 12 doctors and all the companions they have had from day dot.

I was great to see the details of each outfit and how they had changed through the ages and regenerations of the doctor, ten’s is probably my personal favourite I think when he was all suited and booted. Very nice Indeed.

As we made our way around the rest of the outfits and costumes it reminded me of how much I love the bare basics at the core of the programme, it doesn’t show that everything’s going to be okay in the end, the doctor isn’t always the hero who saves the day, he does what he can to the best of his ability. I little life lesson we could all take on board.

Anyway, this is certainly a great place to visit and please be patient with the fans you complying they need time to ingest the many amazing things there.

He he so I suppose the only question left to ask is who is your favourite doctor?

Hmmmm for any true fan this is a tricky question, but mine I have to say is Matt Smith with a very close second of David Tennant. I love mister Smith’s interpretation of the doctor’s personality, lost but with a sense of purpose.

So crazy fan girl …….check lol

Tina x

Tina Webber
Tina Webber
Well what can i say? I'm complicated! Although my fundamentals, my core, what makes me, me i suppose is: Glorious food (especially the sweet stuff), the stunning beauty of nature and natural things and my love of excellent art and design.

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