Where Have I Seen This Before?


I admit that I’ve only watched the phenomenon known as “Doctor Who” once in my life, and that was years ago when my son, now a fully grown man, insisted that I watch what he described as an amazing TV show he had just discovered.

“Doctor Who” is a British science-fiction television show about the adventures of someone called “The Doctor,” an extraterrestrial being. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-traveling spaceship that resembled a British police box, which was common in Britain when the series first aired in 1963.

Much to my son’s disappointment, I wasn’t at all impressed with the program. I thought it was kind of cheesy.

And seriously, a spaceship that looks like a phone booth? Everyone knows that this is what a real spaceship looks like:


Not like this:


Although I only saw the show that one time, and that was 20 or so years ago, I immediately recognized the photo prompt as Doctor Who’s spaceship.

I texted the picture to my son and told him I was going to write a post about it, thinking he’d be excited.

Instead, he texted me back and said, “Dad, you really need to get a life.”

(199 words)

Written for Sunday Photo Fiction. Listen, I know this is supposed to be fiction, and this post is non-fiction, but I was inspired to write about the photo, and isn’t that the whole point?

Photo credit: A Mixed Bag 

15 thoughts on “Where Have I Seen This Before?

  1. Sight11 August 12, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    It’s my life.. It’s my life.. My life.. You should have sing it to him..

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Susan August 13, 2017 / 4:00 am

    My daughter probably thought the same thing when I told her. I do watch and have been a fan of the past Doctor’s (not so much 12) and looking forward to the next Female Doctor.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 13, 2017 / 7:29 am

      I may have to give the show a second go. I’m sure it’s not as cheesy as it was when I first saw it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. angietrafford August 13, 2017 / 5:30 am

    I think they really need to update the TARDIS but I have covered that with my story!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. newepicauthor August 13, 2017 / 7:36 am

    The TARDIS is dimensionally transcendental, meaning it’s bigger on the inside than the outside. A broken chameleon circuit caused it to be stuck in the shape of an old style police box.

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong August 13, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I keep trying to watch Dr. Who. My best friend is a crazed Dr. Who addict … but maybe it’s too late in the cycle or something, but it just hasn’t stuck. I find me lack of Dr. Who-ness almost embarrassing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 13, 2017 / 9:59 am

      I feel you. It didn’t stick with me then and it probably won’t now, so I’m not even going to try. As it is, I already watch too much TV.


    • Fandango August 13, 2017 / 11:20 am

      As someone who doesn’t watch Doctor Who, I enjoyed you story. It wasn’t lame at all.


  6. Jelli August 14, 2017 / 4:59 am

    “Live long and Prosper!” Yes, I agree about the ship. Somehow, the ‘tardis’ just doesn’t do it for me, either. Long live the Enterprise and her Valiant crew! Ach, I hear a transporter beam activating nearby… or was that the coffee machine?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Marleen September 23, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Making of Bill & Ted-The Most Triumphant Making of Documentary

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 23, 2018 / 2:13 pm

      No. I hadn’t seen that before.


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