Doctor Who has of course had similar recognition from the Royal Post in the past, but this latest celebration coincides with the monumental 50th anniversary and centers on the 11 Doctors to date. It’s interesting how some of the stamp images are better than other with Colin Baker coming out trumps in my book while both Matt Smith and Peter Davison look less impressive.
Anyone have relatives in the UK who could send me a set?
Via BBC News
Tom Baker, David Tennant and Patrick Troughton are to feature on a special set of Royal Mail stamps in 2013.
The collection marks the 50th anniversary of sci-fi show Doctor Who, with all 11 Doctors getting their own first class stamp.
Four of the show’s most notorious villains, including the Daleks and the Cybermen, star on the second class set.
The show first ran from 1963 to 1989. A successful revival returned it to Saturday night schedules in 2005.
Andrew Hammond of the Royal Mail said the commemorative selection “pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years, as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular”.
The time travelling adventurer is currently played by Matt Smith.
Joining him for the 50th anniversary year is new co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman, who played Clara in the Christmas Day episode, and will be the Doctor’s new companion in the 2013 series.
(Special thanks to SJV for the heads up on this one.)