Craig Ferguson: Tonight’s show is a little different.
Tonight’s show is about a man who’s not really a man.
He’s a doctor, but he’s not really a doctor.
Like Doctor Phil, but awesome.
Most people in the United States of America have not heard of him.
He’s just like me in that regard.
Who is he? He’s The Doctor!
In 1963 the BBC premiered a show about an alien
who traveled through space and time to combat the powers of evil.
Sid the rabbit: He’s a force for good in an otherwise uncertain universe.
Craig: You are correct in your summation of his character my profane rabbit friend.
Geoff Petersen, robot skeleton sidekick: Ooh, tell me more!
Craig: The show has been running in Britain almost fifty years,
with many different actors in the role of The Doctor.
Wavy Rancheros the Alligator/Crocodile: The Doctor doesn’t die he just regenerates.
Craig: The crocodile alligator speaks the truth.
One thing is consistent though and this is why the show is so beloved by geeks and nerds.
It’s all about the triumph of intellect and romance
over brute force and cynicism.
Intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism!
And if there’s any hope for us in this giant explosion in which we inhabit then surely that’s it.
Intellect and romance triumph over brute force and cynicism!
Matt Smith: Absolutely, Craig!