Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary is coming, entitled “The Day of the Doctor,” and the fans want to do something special to mark the occasion. They want to light up the Empire State Building in blue for the special event.
Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series of all time, and revolves around the adventures of the bow tie wearing Time Lord who regenerates every time he almost dies. Apparently the next such near-death is scheduled to happen on November 23, which happens to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
To celebrate this, fans have started several petitions on Change.org, the biggest of which involves turning the Empire State Building blue like the Doctor’s preferred mode of transportation, the TARDIS.
The other reason behind the fans petitioning to turn the Empire State Building blue is because the Doctor has visited New York quite often in his travels, and almost nothing says New York better than the Empire State Building. Also the Statue of Liberty would probably be in bad taste, as it’s a British TV series and there are probably laws against using that particular landmark.
The TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) is a time machine that looks like a police booth from the outside, but inside is a much larger structure which accommodates the plucky hero as he travels about solving problems throughout time.
The Doctor Who 50th anniversary marks the transition between Doctors, from Matt Smith to David Tennant, and also stars Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, and John Hurt.
— Doctor Who on BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) September 27, 2013
On September 9 of this year, the paperwork was filled out to begin the petition process, and now all that seems to remain is the okay to actually do the deed. If you’re interested in supporting the petition to turn the Empire State Building blue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, click here.
Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary is a big deal, and the fans want to celebrate in a very visible way, turning the top of the Empire State Bulding TARDIS blue.