‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: Peter Jackson is a big ‘ol ‘Doctor Who’ geek

Not exactly astonishing news, but fun nevertheless. From Yahoo! News:

Peter Jackson is such a fan of Doctor Who he bought Sylvester McCoy’s old Timelord costume on the internet.

The Lord Of The Rings director is a big admirer of the BBC sci-fi show, and keeps the Doctor Who memorabilia on display in his New Zealand home to show off to guests.

Doctor Who star Frances Barber, who is friends with Peter and Sylvester, revealed to Dr Who Insider magazine: “Sylvester and I were in Peter’s house and he said, ‘Look in that cabinet.’

“In there was Sylvester’s Dr Who costume. Peter bought it on eBay. Isn’t that wacky?”

Peter has also cast Sylvester as wizard Radagast the Brown in his film adaptation of The Hobbit.

For some reason, I’m hearing Napoleon Dynamite’s brother saying, “It’s a time machine, Napoleon: I bought it on the Internet.”

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

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