It's like the Tardis is emerging right in front of you...
May 25, 2005 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Love that Doctor Who theme? After listening to the wide range of remixes, make your own with a little bit of not-Friday Flash Fun.
posted by Katemonkey (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I love the appearance of the Doctor Who theme on Coldcut's 70 Minutes of Madness, arguably 'the greatest mix disc ever'.
posted by driveler at 3:36 PM on May 25, 2005

this is awesome the awesomest ever.
posted by shmegegge at 3:49 PM on May 25, 2005

[this is rad]
posted by teferi at 4:53 PM on May 25, 2005

Is is just me or does the DR. WHO theme come up faintly right before the vocals on Pink Floyd's song "One of These Days"?
posted by Balisong at 5:08 PM on May 25, 2005

The Bippity-bop's gotten twiddly bits! SMASHING!
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:15 PM on May 25, 2005

I'm quite fond of Orbital's rendition, myself. Will have to listen to these...

And yes, Balisong, I've noticed that as well.
posted by squidlarkin at 6:10 PM on May 25, 2005

Someone pointed this out to me a while ago, and it's just the best thing ever. I could play with it for ages. Thanks for the link to the history of the theme though - that's wicked geeky cool and I'm looking forward to reading all of it. And the remixes look awesome too.

Oh, and Doctoring the TARDIS is indeed the best remix of the theme ever. I find myself singing the "Doctor Whooo, Doctor Who, Doctor Whoooo, the TARDIS" part at very odd intervals. It's so damn catchy, although it doesn't hurt that the original is incredibly catchy as well.
posted by livii at 6:44 PM on May 25, 2005

It's too bad that they don't have either the Orbital remix [Doctor ?, off of the Altogether] or the KLF remix [Doctorin' the Tardis]. Defintely my favorites. But man, the BBC rocks.

On belated preview: what livii and squidlarkin said.
posted by ubersturm at 7:12 PM on May 25, 2005

Is Doctoring the Tardis the dance song with occassional shouting of "Doctor Whooo, Doctor Who!"
posted by jb at 8:41 PM on May 25, 2005

It's really fascinating that they went to all that trouble for something that sounds so simple. It was many years before it was clear to me that the line from a writer of a techno TV theme before its time to electronica experimenters of decades later was so much shorter than I had thought.
posted by dhartung at 10:38 PM on May 25, 2005


"doctorin the tardis" is, in essence, gary glitter's song "rock and roll" with a bunch of inebriated men singing the words "doctor who" during the refrains.

so it's probably what you're thinking of.
posted by Ziggy Zaga at 11:52 PM on May 25, 2005

Oh, I had those two conflated - the Orbital one is awesome too, just a lovely sound they gave the song.

The KLF (or the "Timelords") one is, indeed, the one that sounds as Ziggy Zaga describes, but I love that one too for the sheer exuberance of it and weirdness.

Not sure where my head was at, mixing those two up together. Huh. Maybe someone should actually do that.
posted by livii at 6:52 AM on May 26, 2005

Balisong: Not just you, in fact the bass line and wooshing sounds a lot like it too. I don't think any of the band have ever explicitly said it was was on purpose, but it's commonly assumed to be an homage (or a rip off, depending on how you view these things).
posted by fvw at 6:56 AM on May 26, 2005

This has kept my ears happy all day at work, so far. Thanks, Katemonkey.
posted by Gamblor at 9:17 AM on May 26, 2005

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