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.”

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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