geek god

There is no doubt you'll have your own very firm ideas on who the ultimate Doctor is. How do we know this? Well the ladies of HML are well aware that there is a direct link between sci-fi and craft geekdom. In fact we've never met a maker who didn't harbor some ambition to share an earl grey with Jon Luc Picard on the Starship Enterprise, play chess with Captain Adama on Galactica, swap hair tips with Princess Leia in between addressing the Jedi council or indeed getting the keys to the tardis.

Beck and I are both in agreement that as much as we go weak at the knees for the Tennant our first love will always be for Tom Baker who embodied the Dr for 7 years at the height of our impressionable childhood. Most famous for his multi-color scarf and ability to disarm with charm we figure this is the perfect geeky craft project.

You'll have to make the difficult decision between seasons 13,15,16 or 18. Beck will go uber-classic with the above season 16. I'll be going for the ruby jewelled tones of season 18 below.

You'll be pleased to know that there is a website dedicated to the Dr Who scarf that includes instructions for each one, history, images of Dr Who scarves around the world and a ep list so you can spot your scarf.
like the true geek you are.


Stomper Girl said...

I think you've nailed it: weak at the knees for David Tennant but Tom Baker was the first love. And Leela is by far my fave assistant, but I'm also very fond of Sarah Jane.

PS I happened to read a snippet of Tom Baker's autobiography in a bookshop and it nearly put me off him; he was quite arrogant and rather rude about Leela. But as The Doctor, of course, he was magnificent so I forgave him.

librarygirl said...

I was too wimpy, and scared of Doctor Who even when I was a young teen. But DT is my pin-up boy now.
And I do like TBs scarves.