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TARDIS in Orbit Project: Update #1

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?

TARDIS

Comments

  1. Katie says:

    The only thing I have a real problem with for this is it is adding to space junk ultimately. And no the Tardis isn’t junk, and yes for the basic idea of it i like it. But there is no scientific or practical use for this. It could in fact end up being a danger to things already up there, such as the Hubble or the ISS if it runs into one of these things or gets into a decaying orbit. We already have a problem with Space Junk and I am worried this will unnecessarily add to it.

  2. michaelalexkawa says:

    The first time I saw the first video of the Doyle’s I did not trust them . I still don’t ,but I will concede and say ,that was a nice video ,maybe too nice . If fans are happy ,then that is that . Perhaps a few questions ….maybe the could be answered .
    1. Is the BBC behind this ,meaning two things
    (a). Did the Doyle’s get approval from the BBC to use the name and likeness of the Doctor and the TARDIS ? ….or
    (b). Is the BBC …really REALLY behind this ,and the Doyle’s are just actors ,and this was planned all along . ?I mean with the 50th coming up ,Nerdist posting every step and being really the first place I saw the whole plan . If not the Doyle’s took a mighty big risk and so did Kickstarter ,trust me companies are really protective of their BRANDS .
    (c) . Again I will say and ask ,all that the extra money raised will get is a PDF file sent to those people who gave I think it was ten dollars or more …..what about the plan for a bigger TARDIS ???
    That is my thing ,if you lie about one promise ,how can this whole thing be trusted .
    But like I said ,I did not give ,because I did not trust them ,also thier is HUNGRY KIDS around the world ,including in the US and the UK , so I really should not care .
    Yes the little boy crying is a SWEET STORY (well written too ,like a story from Doctor Who ) ,but that boy crying in that ally without anything to eat ….that is reality .

  3. Dexter West says:

    Absolutely love it. love everything about it. Your following your dreams. Keep doing that. Please respond to this comment @ dexterwest420@gmail.com Also see my adventures at Comic Con International 2013 @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1LNq_8GEb-rQYHR5bOP5w