Published on January 31st, 2014 | by James Lomond
The Science of Doctor Who Live in Australia & New Zealand!
The man or woman who DISCOVERS TIME TRAVEL will, according to my time-space visualiser app, be 1) an Australian or Kiwi and 2) probably around high school age and 3) in the audience of The Science of Doctor Who this Spring.
According to my calculations, the combination of explanations from expert Ozzie boffins and Who-based curiosity will convince our young hero to chose a career in temporal physics rather than train-driver and set in motion the events leading to their famous experiments in time travel!
“For anyone who has ever wondered whether time travel to other dimensions is really possible, The Science of Doctor Who is a live stage event created by RiAus in collaboration with BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand. Touring nationally from April, the show explores the scientific mysteries highlighted in the iconic BBC TV series.”
Starting in Perth on 26th April the live action show will tour Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and end in Melbourne this June. Hosted by comedian Rob Lloyd (see highlights from Rob Lloyd’s show, “Who, Me?”) the show promises to, “investigate the science of time travel and teleportation, ask if regeneration is possible, and explain how the TARDIS can be bigger on the inside.”
A group (a quantum? a nucleus? a collision??) of physicists and other experts will be on hand to provide the explanations for science mysteries that crop up in Doctor Who and aim to both entertain and inform. Clips from the show will feature as well as interactive segments for those with a smartphone. The show is a collaboration between BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and RiAus (the Royal Institution of Australia) which seeks to make science relevant and accessible to the public.
Tickets are on sale from the riaus.org.au/DoctorWho/ website at 10am on 11thth February though RiAus members can purchase in a pre-sale period from 7th February. It looks as though the host, Rob Lloyd, has excellent credentials having performed his one-man show comedy show, “Who, Me?” If you have a budding scientist in the family with an insatiable curiosity for things timey-wimey… you know what to do!