Doctor Who, of which there has been a surprisingly large amount. In 1984, reggae great Augustus Pablo offered up a haunting revamp in cahoots with the Dub Syndicate on their fantastic North of the River Thames album. Four years later, the Timelords (AKA pop culture mischief-makers the KLF) scored a U.K. number one with “Doctorin’ the Tardis,” which spliced the track with Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll (Part Two).” And just the other week, a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of another reworking, this one by British grime-rapper Lady Leshurr.One of my many peculiar habits is collecting cover versions of the lolloping theme tune to the BBC sci fi show
So, you can imagine my joy when today I saw footage from last weekend’s science-oriented Maker Faire which features the Doctor Who theme being performed on giant Tesla coils while some guy dances around in a Faraday suit. Actually, as I’m not technically a “scientist,” I don’t really know what the blue blazes going on in the video, which I’ve posted after the jump (together with the mighty “Doctorin’ the Tardis”). But I guarantee it’s worth a minute and forty seven seconds of your time.
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