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Doctor Who
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Image Credit: BBC AmericaOne of my many peculiar habits is collecting cover versions of the lolloping theme tune to the BBC sci fi show 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.

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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