One of the oldest and most popular sci-fi series is Doctor Who. It has spawned tv series, books, comics, audio dramas, toys, games, fan works, arguments, and much more . It has also inspired people to create music inspired/based on the Doctor, his adventures, companions, monsters, and everything else. Here are a couple of things for fans to check out.
1. Credit goes to Alex Day for the idea of Time Lord Rock (trock) just a few years ago. He formed the band Chameleon Circuit with Charlie McDonnell, Liam Dryden, and Chris Beattie. They promoted themselves through YouTube, MySpace, and with Don’t Forget to be Awesome (DFTBA). They have released two albums so far.
2. It Takes Who by uber geek Great Luke Ski with Carrie Dahlby as ac-companion-y chorus. It covers the 2005-2006 seasons of new Doctor Who as a parody of It Takes Two by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock.
3. Visitation is a free downloadable album from Hipster, please! It contains a cover of the Doctor Who theme by the Videogame Orchestra, mashup of mc chris and DW music, chiptune music, trock groups, though the nerdcore tracks are my favorites with Dale Chase’s “Who’s Your Doctor?” and MC Loki with “Who be the Man?”
4. Ken Spivey is a songwriter and performer who specializes in Doctor Who and Celtic music. Combines a them both and more in his work. Also founded his own Doctor Who cons.
5. [Doctor Who’s On] Tonight, Tonight by Paul and Trina aka the 8th Horcrux, a parody of “Tonight, Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae written after the end of Season 6. This Wizard Rock band tackles another British product very well.
6. Tom Milsom, London-based musician created his own free trock album. Very relaxing melodies and haunting lyrics.
7. I Am the Doctor by Devo Spice mostly focusses on Matt Smith’s run, but Eccleston and Tennant get a few references too. I am just hoping he is able to sign it for Peter Davison at Mysticon this weekend, maybe even get him to sign along. Background singing by Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad and Shoebox of Worm Quartet. The part of British Woman was played by Kim Crist.
8. Time Crash claims to be America’s first trock band, but really they might just be the first one to actually put any effort into making a go at it instead of just doing a song or two.
9.Consortium 499 has created two Doctor Who tribute videos with his original score to them Dire Repercussions and Three Moons on Thursday. He too will have a chance to share it with Davison at Mysticon.
10. Trock On! is an album of 18 songs by 18 different trock bands. Shows you the best of the genre. Chameleon Circuit and Tom Milson both appear on this album as well.
Honorable Mention goes to Adam Warrock for his song “I Have Never Watched Doctor Who.” Based on his true experiences having never watched the show. Great for your friends who have never watched seen the show. Though why you would call them friends? Also fun for those who do know Who and can spot what is wrong with his descriptions. Strangely one of his most requested songs.