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Homer 'Whovians' Construct Full-Size Replica of Doctor Who's TARDIS

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:16:26 PM AKST   Updated On: Nov 21 2013 07:07:10 PM AKST

Multi-Media Journalist Eric Sowl


Fans of the show Doctor Who are called “Whovians,” and the Wolfe family of Homer would fall into that category. 

To celebrate the show and glorify their fandom, the family built a life-size replica of Doctor Who’s time machine, a 'Time And Relative Dimension In Space' or simply TARDIS, a blue UK police phone box. It stands on the edge of a field off of East End Road.

Doctor Who is a British television series about a 900-year-old alien that travels through space and time fighting evil.  It first aired 50 years ago on November 23, 1963, making it the longest running science fiction program on television.

Dr. Who
(Hop aboard the TARDIS by clicking on this image)

Originally built for a BBC contest Rosemary Wolfe decided to make the blue box a permanent fixture after seeing so many positive reactions .

Employees at Home Run Fuel, located next door to the TARDIS’ location, watch people on a regular basis stop and take pictures with the phone booth.  Providing evidence of other “Whovians” living in or visiting the area.

Saturday, Nov. 23, the BBC is broadcasting a global simulcast of the 50th anniversary special ,“Dr. Who : The Day of the Doctor.” The Bear Tooth Theater in Anchorage is offering a free viewing party, beginning at 10:50 a.m. with more than 400 seats available. 

If you can wait until Monday, Nov. 25, you can see the special with additional footage on the big screen in 3D at the Regal Tikahtnu Theater.