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Twitter Celebrates 54 Years of Doctor Who

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I’m a bad, bad Whovian. When we were planning content for Thanksgiving yesterday, I neglected one of the most important dates on my calendar. Doctor Who Day, commemorating the first episode of Doctor Who, which aired on the BBC 54 years ago on November 23rd, 1963. Thankfully, Twitter was on it, and there were some awesome posts shared to mark the occasion!

The Fourth Doctor himself, Tom Baker, wished fans all over the world well on the special day:

And as for other official Doctor Who tweets, the show’s Twitter account offered up a full A-Z of Doctor Who monsters and villains:

Of course, Whovians the world over came out of the woodwork to show their love for their favorite show and hero, including some beautiful fan art:

And this just flat-out makes me cry:

Some of the Tweets got really personal, and even important London landmarks paid homage to the hero that’s been keeping them safe for 54 years!

And there were many expressing excitement for the upcoming 13th Doctor, already making room for Jodie Whittaker in their Doctor timeline images:

But lastly, and most certainly not least, let’s never forget the time when the Doctor went full punk. And yes, this is totally canon.

Then again, this shouldn’t be surprising. After all, the Third Doctor is my favorite classic Doctor in large part because he had a badass tattoo:

What’s your favorite Doctor Who memory? Did you do anything special to commemorate 54 years of Who? Tell us in the comments!

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Teresa Jusino
Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.