|Blue Police Box, or |
"What TARDIS Looks Like."
Hubby says that as a boy, he didn't see many blue police boxes. They are mostly extinct now. In reality, one could enter a police box and pick up the telephone inside and get an instant, direct connection to the police station.
These blue police boxes are a kind of cultural icon in Britain, mostly for their representation as TARDIS. Dorothy's ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz, or Fonzi's leather jacket from Happy Days have a similar cache in the U.S.
The Doctor Who character time-traveled with a group of friends, and also fought enemies to right wrongs. The show is the longest-running science fiction TV show in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It first aired on this date in 1963.
When hubby tells me stories of watching Doctor Who while visiting his Grandma, I can only laugh. I recall similar evenings in front of the television, slightly terrorized by episodes of The Twilight Zone. We children, we're the same all over the world!