Alex and Robert Doyle launched a Kickstarter project back in May to put a TARDIS into orbit, taken into outer space via the payload dock of a commercial rocket used for satellites. Seemed an out-there concept, but within eight days they’d raised the $33,000 they asked for, and by the end of the month of the campaign they’d gotten over $88,000, simply because people liked the idea and liked the Doyles’ spunk. Lots of people, actually: over 3,200 people.
At its heart, Doctor Who is a show that creates community and brings people together, and, as the Doyles recount in their first project update video, it became more than them merely putting a TARDIS into space. It’s about a silly, weird, delightful television program being the building blocks upon which friendships and connections are fastened. And it brought this father and daughter together, too. Pretty great, right?