Meet the World’s Youngest TARDIS Maker

If you saw this weekend’s episode of Doctor Who — the one Neil Gaiman wrote — you saw the Doctor make a whole new TARDIS out of scrap parts. What you might not know is that the TARDIS was designed by Susannah Leah, a 12-year-old girl who won a “Design-a-TARDIS” contest and had her concept made and featured in the last episode. Her design is delightfully goofy, and it’s fun to see her pretty much shut down when she gets to meet Matt Smith in person, as shown in this video clip detailing the contest from BBC’s Blue Peter. I wonder if she knows enough to be extra pleased that it was used for Gaiman’s episode. If any of you TR-reading Brits happen to know her, you should make sure she understands that she’s kind of like Kate Middleton, if Prince William were the personification of British nerdery. (Via The Mary Sue)