Published on July 28th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Guinness Confirm Record
The weekend’s Comic Con appearance by the Doctor Who quartet of Julie Gardner, Russell T Davies, David Tennant and Euros Lyn served not only as a superb piece of promotion for the BBC America broadcast of Planet of the Dead, but also as a minor award ceremony.
Early in the session at the San Diego event on Sunday, Guinness editor-in-chief Craig Glenday joined the team on-stage for a shortwhile to present Doctor Who with a new award to add to its record for longest-running sci-fi TV series.
Thanks to Digital Spy’s live blogging at the event, we can pick up the story as it happened…
10.30am: A “special presentation” now from the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records. “It’s the longest-running sci-fi show on TV,” says the chap. “But that’s quite enough, it’s too good a show to have a longest-running record. Based on things like CD sales, downloads, illegal downloads, we’ve realised that Doctor Who is the most successful sci-fi show on TV full stop.” He presents RTD with a plaque.
10.32am: RTD jokes he can “feel a Comic-Con war coming on” over that comment. He then pays tribute to the late Who creator Verity Lambert.