Tomorrow is the fiftieth anniversary of the popular science fiction series Doctor Who. Fans have been speculating all year about whether Google would celebrate the occasion with one of their Google Doodles. Well the answer is finally out and I’m excited that it’s a firm YES.
This morning I discovered the following waiting for me when I opened up my web browser.
Clicking the play button begins a fun little arcade game. You can start by playing any of the 11 doctors so far (John Hurt’s War Doctor not being in the list). Your goal is to retrieve the letters to spell the word ‘google’ from across time and space. Some of The Doctor’s most famous enemies, such as the Darleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels are out to stop you. If they touch you, you die. Of course being a Time Lord you can regenerate into a new body.
It’s nice to see the main-stream support that Doctor Who is receiving around the world these days. It is a very exciting time to be a fan. Bring on 6:50 AM Sunday morning, when I’ll be watching along with all those northern hemisphereans for whom it’ll still be Saturday night.
Thank you Google. Nicely played.