Saturday, 31 May 2014

Oh, fantasy free me

Six years ago, I wrote a post extolling the praises of fan-vid creator bigbluemeany. I don't think she does fan-vids anymore -- if she does, she's not putting them on YouTube -- but among her collection was a half-finished gem setting scenes of Doctor Who to "The Time Warp" from The Rocky Horror Show. (The Rocky Horror Picture Show for those only familiar with the film.)

Many other fan-vid-makers have attempted to blend Doctor Who and "The Time Warp", a marriage made in heaven, surely. However, aside from thebigbluemeany's unfinished masterpiece, no one seemed to hurdle the bar. Until now. I know that, according to the magazine Wired, I am demonstrating my lack of cool by posting a video with more than half a million hits.

Well, no one has ever accused me of being cool.

This video hit the internet earlier this week and instantly became viral. You will see why: High production values, two all-singing, all-dancing, all-filming sisters with an eye for detail, a company with a talent for costumes, scenery, dancing and Daleks, plus a fella who can recreate David Tennant's Tenth Doctor voice so well that fans who don't bother to read the credits think it's DT himself. While you're watching, links will appear to a "Making of" video and a video diary filmed to resemble those that David Tennant did for DVD extras during his tenure. I can recommend the former.

In the meantime, enjoy! And don't even attempt not to dance along.