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Doctor Who thing of the day: TARDIS coffin for David Tennant lookalike

This is three years old, but I’m only just hearing about it now, so it’s new to me. From Mail Online:

Dr Who lookalike has time-travelling funeral in Tardis-style coffin

A David Tennant lookalike who died in a tragic accident had a time-travelling funeral – to go out just like his Dr Who hero.

Seb Neale, 26, had a coffin like a Tardis time machine complete with blue flashing light for his out-of-this world send-off.

His family replaced sombre funeral music with the Dr Who theme tune and mourners sang along and burst into applause.

And the order of service card was like a glossy souvenir brochure with picture of Seb dressed as Tennant with his sonic screwdriver.

More than 200 mourners were greeted with words: ‘I’m a time lord … I’m not a human being. I walk in eternity.’

And instead of readings from the scriptures, the service used original scripts from classic Dr Who episodes.

One said: ‘One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. Goodbye.’

The vehicle for his departure from Earth:

TARDIS coffin

More pix at Mail Online.

Via Outta This World (which also features, at this link, a ton of other Doctor Who-related stuff).

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)



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