Every so often, I just can’t resist a good fandom t-shirt. So I wandered into Hot Topic a few weeks ago and went exploring through the Doctor Who section. After poking through a lot of Matt Smith (11th Doctor) merchandise, I finally found two David Tennant (10th Doctor) shirts. The 11th Doctor is all right in his way, but I’m a Tennant fan…and even better, the shirts center around two of my favorite 10th Doctor jokes.
Here’s Mr. Tennant himself, with the 10th Doctor trademark phrase, “Allons-y!” It’s French–means “Let’s go.” And this brilliant video collecting the Doctor’s “Allons-y” moments will explain the fun of it far better than I can.
This is a 10th Doctor quote from the excellent episode “Blink,” and context…would not really explain much (though here’s the clip, if you want it–the quote above is about a minute and a half in).
Suffice to say, this was the Doctor’s explanation for some time travel weirdness, and the real fun of it is quoting it in Doctor Who (or general geek) discussions. Anything not quite making logical sense? Eh–it’s just wibbly wobbly, timey whimey. The best is when you can get several fans together who will join in and recite in unison. It’s happened to me. 🙂
All right, so much for your Saturday dose of geekdom! 🙂 Have a splendid weekend–and, of course, check out At Home with Books for more Saturday Snapshots. Allons-y!