Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Sunday, June 3, 2007 9:56 pm

A love song to a show I’ve never seen by a band I’d never heard of

Filed under: Salute! — Lex @ 9:56 pm
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I’ve never seen “Dr. Who,” but two or three generations of Britons and Americans have — it’s the longest running TV show in history. Something like 736 episodes, in fact. But this music video is far and away the best I’ve seen on YouTube and among the best I’ve seen anywhere, ever. Supposedly it includes all 10 (?) of the actors who played the title character over the years and something like all 43 of his female companions.

Like the best music videos, it takes the song somewhere it wasn’t originally intended to go. Like the best songs, it doesn’t sound hard to sing or play and the lyrics rip your heart out from the first hearing.

This is a work of love. You don’t see many of those these days … even on YouTube.

UPDATE: There’ll be another resurrection of the series in 2010. (h/t: Avedon)

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