Happy New Doctor Who Episode Day!
Are you ready for the next installment, The Bells of Saint John tonight, more clues about Clara/Oswin, and the Doctor's new outfit (nice frock coat!)?
Speaking of which, I've been promising a Doctor Who Sew Along to coincide with the 50th Anniversary? Keep reading to the bottom of this post for the dates.
But I should be talking Bowie for this Sew Along shouldn't I?
Do you reckon I can combine Bowie and the Doctor?
You bet I can!
So Bowie had a song Life on Mars.....and what do you need for life to exist?
Yep, Waters of Mars........and what's the name of the space base in Waters of Mars?:
I thank you.
Bowie on Doctor Who.
Now what about Doctor Who possibly influencing Bowie's style*?
Here's Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor in 1974 choosing his new clothes following regeneration.....spot the Ashes to Ashes-like Pierrot costume at 51 seconds:
And that was 6 years before Bowie!
*Yes, I know Bowie knew all about Commedia dell'Arte from his mime days....but perhaps that was because the Doctor travelled through time to influence him, like he did Leonardo Da Vinci etc.....I'll get my coat.
Want the dates for the Doctor Who Sew Along?
OK then, it'll be starting October 21st and running till November 30th.....this means it will give you a little time if you want to make something Whovian before Halloween, will include all the stuff in the run up to the Anniversary weekend (Nov 23rd) and you can either take Thanksgiving off to spend with friends and family (if you're American) or sew right through it until the big final parade on November 30th. There'll be lots, lots more information near to October....so watch this blog.