Friday, March 26th, 2010
Cybergirl: Kindergarten Class Photo
Our school is an awesome school.
My daughter’s ordinary yearbook photo was taken last fall. When a packet came home last month offering a second photo shoot for parents who just want more photos of their kids, I noticed something. Props are allowed. You know, Johnny holding a football or Jane clutching a flute.
So I asked my daughter, “Would you like to wear your robot helmet for your class photo?” You bet she would!
It’s a Cyberman voice-changing helmet from the children’s science fiction TV show Doctor Who. Being in kindergarten, she hasn’t watched the show yet, so this thing remains a cool robot helmet to her. Being in kindergarten, she loves robots.
I asked our principal whether our idea was acceptable, and he consented so long as Mom or Dad brought the helmet to school at the time of the photo shoot, so as to not disrupt the class with the awesomeness of the helmet.
Her teacher was even more awesome, thinking it not a problem, but our daughter could carry it in a brown paper bag if we were worried.
I think the result was… AWESOME! Can I say awesome again? Awesome.
Here’s a gratuitous video clip that covers why I love Doctor Who… a brainy female villain takes control of the Cybermen using the power of her own intellect, commands a giant steampunk Cyberman-shaped walking ship, and wreaks destruction on Victorian London until the Doctor stops her. As he always does, the Doctor gives his nemesis a last chance before resorting to a brainy sort of retribution, which is pretty much all someone armed with a sonic screwdriver could do. Okay, one caveat, he’s armed with a dimension vault in the clip.
Now is a great I mean awesome time to begin watching the show. The Doctor has just regenerated (a new actor is playing him) and all of the old storylines with reoccurring characters are completed. Some of the old villains will return, but everything else is new. Doctor Who airs April 17th on BBC America, or on April 3rd if you’re in the UK.