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The World Doesn't End Because the Doctor Dances

This Doctor Who Version Of A-Ha’s “Take on Me” Is Almost Better Than The Original


Our sister site, Geekosystem, had posted a fantastic Doctor Who video in honor of the 50th anniversary, put together by Richard Swarbrick and Eva Wagner. The animation was set to the tear-inducing “Doomsday” theme from the series but Victoria realized it would look great set to A-ha’s “Take on Me.” And now YouTuber TheFlixx has paired them officially. Put on your dancing shoes.

(via Geekosystem)

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  • Lady Commentariat

    They win for including Ace beating the hell out of the Dalek w. the baseball bat.

  • kbroxmysox

    This was actually just put together by Richard Swarbrick, Eva Wagner just took the video and put it over Take on Me. Well I like the video the original is much better. It actually gets me choked up(it uses the song from Doomsday and fits perfectly!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYPgggN28_o#t=62

  • kbroxmysox

    This is actually a rip(not off, just a rip/remix!) of Richard’s original video. It wasn’t actually a “funny haha” video but pretty dramatic. Choke’s a Doctor Who Fan right up. Uses the Doomsday music and some great quotes from the series. Yeah, I teared!

    Original Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYPgggN28_o&feature=c4-overview&list=UUSggM0aDwMxJLUHkd0q_bnw

  • http://bayareageekguide.com/ Mike Chen

    I see possibilities with another edit to parallel the original video. Plenty of “people sitting and eating” footage like the girl in the a-ha video. I could see it working with Rose, Mickey, and Jackie in the chip shop right before she becomes Bad Wolf.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Isn’t that exactly what I said in the post?

  • kbroxmysox

    Oops sorry, didn’t see. But still felt obligated to provide a link to the excellent video :p

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    No worries, the first link goes to the original video on Geekosystem. :)

  • kbroxmysox

    Awesome :)

  • Morgan

    I’m waiting for the post about the Wholock video!

  • Anonymous

    The best part was Rose.

  • Lauren

    My feels! Will watch again for running Doctor compilation.

  • http://technicalluddite.com/ Hannele Kormano

    It’s OK, I skimmed right past the description too, and was about to post the same thing XD

    I do wish they’d put a little more into making it fit the rhythm of Take On Me, rather than just sticking the music on top.

  • Jayde Delano

    <3 this =)

  • Anonymous

    I wish this was longer!

  • Patrick Holt

    I think now is the time for me to reveal my sinister plan to cover the Dr. Who theme in the manner of a spaghetti Western. Percussion like Fistful of Dollars, whistling/screaming like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly instead of the computery squeal, horns and strings for the major key part that happens in the end credits…

  • Anonymous

    I loved this, the original and with the A-ha song. I kept expecting to hear a sonic screwdriver during the long high notes…

  • Anonymous

    I love the A-ha video. Recently found out that the video for The Sun Always Shines on TV was a sequel… which has them torn apart by forces beyond their control, and trapped in different dimensions forever.

    So basically, a perfect match for Doctor Who.

  • Tracy Elliott

    This looks cool, but it only made me crave a version that follows basically the same plot as the original.

  • Jesse Tannehill

    That… was not nearly as cool as I hoped. I think the plot of the original would fit Doctor Who so well, with the doctor reaching out and bringing their newest companion into the animated world, and then the two of them being chased around the cosmos by daleks etc….. This was just some sketchy rotoscoping of mostly headshots. Sigh.

  • Ashley James

    I will miss matt smith, the cutest doctor of all

    http://bit.ly/StunningDrWho

  • Joanna

    *sigh* I miss Christopher Eccelson =(

  • Elizabeth Wells

    Please make that vid. I would love you forever.