Doctor Who, and the six billion year old iPod?

By | March 18, 2006

UPDATE: The video has been removed at the request of the BBC.

I watched the 2 premier episodes of Doctor Who last night, on the SciFi channel. I’m really glad they played 2 episodes. If they had stopped after the first one, I may have written the show off, as crap.

Although I didn’t like the first episode, I thought the second one was great! It was quintessential Doctor Who. It totally captured the flavor of the show I watched as a kid.

I especially liked this scene. It takes place six billion years in our future. Our sun is about to expand, destroying the earth, and a group of aliens have gathered to watch the final moments. The “last human” is handing out gifts from earth’s past, and one of them is an iPod… well, sort of.

The “iPod” is said to “store classical music from humanities greatest composers”… What song does it play? Why the classic 1982 hit, Tainted Love, by Soft Cell, of course.


Dale on March 18, 2006 at 11:37 pm.

Told ya the second episode was better. :D
As for “classical” music, I’d take Soft Cell over Britney Spears any day.

paul on March 19, 2006 at 12:21 pm.

You were correct :) I look forward to watching future episoeds.

That British guy on March 25, 2006 at 11:37 am.

Yeah! I remember that episode when it was first shown last year on BBC 1.