Never before in my life have I wanted a thing to be a real thing and no just a super impressive idea. Artist and animator Stephen Byrne has made this amazing opening title sequence to a fictional Saturday morning-style animated series of Doctor Who, still starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, but with P-Caps being a lot more smiley and spry and J-Co being a lot more…well, like a child. It’s 43 seconds of pure Time Lordy amazingness.
Byrne sure does pack in the references and little inside jokes in the short video, from beginning with images of all of the previous Doctors (sans War of course), to having Handles the Cyberman Head and an Adipose as cute sidekicks, to a Dalek inexplicably chasing Clara around the TARDIS. Heck, even K-9 is there, because if kids love anything, it’s a little talking robot dog with a laser for a nose. And by golly, the animated representations of some of the scariest monsters, the Weeping Angels and the Silence, look pretty darn cute in this guise. I mean they’re just going to send you back in time and/or make you forget; that’s not SO bad if they weren’t so creepy in live-action form.
By far my favorite part is the Polaroids of the best pals on their various adventures, and even getting photobombed by a Cyberman. Let us know in the comments where you would go with the Doctor and what you’d pose against/next to with him. Me, I’d go the Battle of Gettysburg to help the Doctor foil a Silurian takeover, and posing in front of Pickett right before his charge.