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Doctor Who Fans Petition to Turn Empire State Building TARDIS Blue For Anniversary

tardis doctor whoThe BBC will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who next month in grand style, complete with a 3D special broadcast simultaneously around the globe, but die-hard fans have some plans of their own.

Nearly 24,000 Whovians have signed a petition at to turn the lights of the Empire State Building TARDIS blue for the big event on Nov. 23.

The iconic New York City structure is equipped with multi-colored lights that sometimes reflect holidays and special occasions, ranging from red and green for Christmas to green and white for the Belmont Stakes to rainbow for New York City’s Gay Pride Weekend.

As TheWrap points out, there are a number of rules for when the building’s owners will and won’t change the lights. However, petitioners certainly stand a chance, as the Empire State Building isn’t a stranger to television tie-ins: It went orange Sept. 16 to celebrate Nickelodeon’s International Day of Play.


  • Trey_C

    I’m a American Whovian but I don’t really see the point in this. The show is British. What’s the point in using an American icon to promote the 50th? Would it be cool? Yeah, but beyond that it’s a bit silly.

  • Richard Casey

    It’s almost as if Moffat and CO have let the fact the show is sucessful in America go to their heads and produce mediocre at best, pale imitations of what the show was in order to try and appeal to a more mainstream american audience, oblivious to the alienation british fans feel watching their show gradually descend into glossy, overblown nonsense of the highest order.

  • Trey_C

    I agree. As the popularity has risen there definitely has been a more America influence on the story telling. Much of the British charm is disappearing. It takes more than an accent to make something British. I do think quite a bit of it though is having a younger Doctor. I’m not saying they should never have a young Doctor but there’s something annoyingly hipsterish about Matt Smith.

  • THE D0CT0R

    this would be a GRAND and I mean GRAND idea.the empire state TARDIS???? did he like repair the chamele0on circuit or something??? cool story but never happening

  • Sydney Franklin

    Did you read the whole thing? They aren’t talking about in the show.
    They want the lights on the empire state building to be blue on the day that the anniversary episode is shown..

  • MrFazzs

    meybe, but it’s cool