Saturday Snapshot: Doctor Who Shirts

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.

Doctor Who Shirt (1)

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.

Doctor Who Shirt (2)

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!

19 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: Doctor Who Shirts

  1. “This is my timey-wimey detector. It goes ding when there’s stuff.” That always cracks me up. Even now when I’m typing it, it makes a smile tug at my mouth 😀

    1. It can have its cheesy moments…Tennant comes in at the beginning of Season Two, so it’s at least worth watching that far and seeing if you like him. It may not be for everyone, but I do find it to be an amazing show!

  2. Fun snapshots! It’s not the easiest thing to photograph T-shirts (or any article of clothing). I’ve seen some Dr. Who shows fairly recently and I can understand why you’re a fan. 🙂

  3. Love the t-shirts! I haven’t seen them over here yet – I’d get the bottom one for me. My son and daughter both have Dr Who sweatshirts with the tardis on them. Being a larger person, I couldn’t find one to fit me comfortably or I’d have one too. Enjoy wearing them! Love this post 🙂

  4. dianem57

    Those are not your average fan T-shirts. They’re very “insider” with the quotes & all. Must be fun to wear around other Dr. Who fans!

  5. I definitely like the Allons-Y shirt. DT is my favourite doctor too- I don’t think any of the other doctors brought sexy to the role. My son and husband are huge Dr Who fans, and are busy planning a visit to Cardiff later this year to worship at the shrine.

  6. What fun to find another group that embraces the same things you do. My daughter is a Doctor Who fan, so I sometimes see the show due to proximity, but I’ve only ever seen the 11th doctor. I think she calls him the ADD doctor. Here’s Mine

  7. I’m a ‘David Tennant as Dr. Who’ fan too. I like Matt Smith but DT is my overall favourite Dr. I love, love, love that 2nd. grey T shirt. Can’t wait for the 50th. anniversary episode!

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