Yesterday saw the launch of some exciting Doctor Who goodness at Heathrow Terminal 5 to celebrate the show’s 50th Anniversary. Passengers traveling to the airport will find a Dalek, from the brilliant 2005 episode of the same name, and a TARDIS to get their pics taken beside (just to further accentuate the holiday fun!).
Yesterday also saw an appearance from author of the wonderful Doctor Who novel Dark Horzizons, Jenny Colgan – who graced us with her fabulous TARDIS dress (courtesy of MayFaire Moon) and signed copies of her book for fans.
One last treat for travelers is the Time Traveler Passport which not only gets you a free iTunes download of Asylum of the Daleks, a free digital issue of Doctor Who Adventures, a fab postcard of the TARDIS on a Heathrow runway but also the chance to make your own little TARDIS. Once on your holiday, you can take a picture of your TARDIS in whatever glamorous location you choose to go to – then hashtag it on Twitter with #WhereDoYouWantToGo (or upload to the official Doctor Who Facebook page) and share with the world! (I wasn’t going anywhere, so I took a pic of mine outside my window, pictured right.)
Although we still sometimes think of Doctor Who as being “British”, this partnership is further evidence that the world’s greatest telly show is just that – a global brand that millions around the planet are more than familiar with. The TARDIS, Cybermen and Dalek certainly caused a stir and I was most heartened to hear Australia and American voices ask, “What’s Doctor Who doing here?”
So, if you’re in the area or popping in to, or out of, the UK (via London) then do keep an eye for some amazing Doctor Who goodness at Heathrow Terminal 5 – the exhibits and photo booths will be there for some time to come. A perfect way to start off your hols!