All day today, Blogtor Who has been celebrating the 55th Anniversary of Doctor Who. But we haven’t been the only ones. Around the world, fans have taken to the internet to show their love
Cosplayer Meara set the Doctor Who Day mood by depicting the Doctor in full birthday mode.
Happy 55th Birthday Doctor Who! Thanks for being the best thing in my life. So excited for all the years to come! #DoctorWhoAnniversary #doctorwho55 #doctorwho@bbcdoctorwho @DoctorWho_BBCA pic.twitter.com/s694909sIY
— Meara ⭕️ (@stellaviatori_) November 23, 2018
Many fans emphasized the friendships and community, or even careers, that Doctor Who had inspired, including artist Sophie Iles, who made a special piece for the occasion.
In just under 2 hours, this anniversary begins. #DoctorWho changed my life. It gave me a purpose, gave me characters/stories to fall in love with and life long friends. It made me the person I am today. #ThankyouDoctorWho #DoctorWho55 pic.twitter.com/Z24AmDv8kd
— Sophie Iles ✨ (@sophilestweets) November 22, 2018
Happy 55th birthday, silly old Doctor. Thank you for giving me the Best Job Ever, thank you for every friend I’ve made through you, and in the words of Anna from CiN, thank you for always being by my side. #DoctorWhoDay #DoctorWho55
— Gabby De Matteis (@gldematteis) November 23, 2018
Happy Birthday #DoctorWho you’ve been such an important part of my life now that’s its hard to see where I end and Doctor Who begins! I wouldn’t have it any other way! Here’s to the next 55 years! #DoctorWho55 pic.twitter.com/5aVW7QyTym
— Jordan Shortman (@JordanShortman1) November 23, 2018
Happiest when in a TARDIS. Happy birthday #DoctorWho! Thank you for everything over the years, including best friends, an amazing job and for being so much more than just a show. ??#DoctorWhoDay pic.twitter.com/CwAEV7WIdi
— Luke Spillane ? (@lukespillane) November 23, 2018
55 years and Doctor Who is still the best show on TV. I’ve loved it since I was 4 and it has taught me so much. I’m always inspired by it and I hope there are many more years of Doctor Who to come. ✨#DoctorWhoDay #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/71gSibiwDE
— freya praises satan (@asgardianicicle) November 23, 2018
Others looked back to the show’s early days and saluted those who took part in the team effort to create the Doctor and their world.
55 Years ago a show produced by a young Jewish woman, an Indian director and Canadian head of drama premiered
An old man kidnapping two school teachers who were following home his teen granddaughter And it is the greatest science fiction show of all time #DoctorWho #doctorwho55
— LONDON 1965! (@SpaceAndTina) November 23, 2018
Even Davros seems to have found it in his scrunched up little heart to look happy for the Doctor
— chris hogben (@chrisphnx) November 23, 2018
Big Finish too took to Twitter to wish happy birthday to the show that changed their lives so much, they built a company
— Big Finish (@bigfinish) November 23, 2018
Johnny Morris came up with an ingenious scheme to encapsulate all of Doctor Who in one Twitter thread to mark the big day
So, can someone reply to this photo from the first Doctor Who story with a photo from the second, and then someone reply to that with a photo from the third, and so on… and we’ll see how far we can get. All of #doctorwho in one thread? #doctorwhoday pic.twitter.com/Aai0IQ0FxT
— Jonny Morris (@jonnymorris1973) November 23, 2018
Finally, some fans like Freya were already looking past the 55th to the 60th in 2023 and drawing up their own wishlists for the next multi-Doctor epic.
Happy #doctorwhoday and thank you for bringing the first people I really fell in love with, into my life ❤️ I swear though if the 60th anniversary does not feature Clara and 11 with Yaz and 13 I’m going to be very sad
— Catrin ? (@amandaa_who13) November 23, 2018
But a very final word has to be given to the Doctor Who team themselves, you’ve created a whole set of fun stickers to celebrate the date for all your social media needs!
You can view the entire sticker pack on Giphy.
Happy birthday, Doctor! Hope it’s a good one!
The Doctor Who adventure continues…
Doctor Who continues this Sunday at 6.30pm GMT on BBC One and at 8pm EST on BBC America with The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson. For further broadcast times in your region, check local listings. Series 11 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien) and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair).
The Witchfinders guest stars Alan Cumming (King James I) and Siobhan Finneran (Becka Savage) and is directed by Sallie Aprahamian.
The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?