Nerdery, TV

This Man’s Doctor Who Panties Collection Is More Complete Than Yours

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?I seldom, seldom do articles about single websites. But when I do, it’s because they are so phenomenally important that every nerd know of their existence. Like Doctor Who’s Girl Knickers: A Pantheon of Pants. Basically, one man has devoted his life and his savings to collecting as many underpants of females who have worked on Doctor Who as possible, actresses, producers, whatever. From his incredible About page (the bolds are mine):

I first started collecting knickers in 1983 when at
the Longleat Exhibition I was sold a pair of Janet Fielding’s underwear
by a make-up lady. But let me be clear on this; there is nothing
“perverted” or “weird” about my collection
. We all collect things we
like, and I find knickers more personal than an autograph on the back of
a plastic cup.

To date I have ninety four pairs of knickers
which I think you’ll agree is a wonderful achievement!
I have built this
collection up by begging, borrowing and on three occasions stealing. I
like to write to female Doctor Who celebrities for items of their
clothing and over the years it’s become pretty clear to me that the way
to ask is to not refer to their “knickers” but their “feminine
undergarments”.

People are *always* asking me if I have any men’s
pants from Doctor Who. I’d like to make it absolutely clear right now
that I am not a gay pervert.
Lots of my very best friends are gay but
the thought of asking for another man’s pants is frankly dirty. T
o this
end I rather hope I’ve heard the last of one cast member who continually
*insisted* on sending me items of his clothing.

This — this, my friends, is winning the nerd blog lottery. There is absolutely nothing I can type that will make this more glorious than it already is. I feel like Keir Dullea at the end of 2001, except instead of stars, all I can say is “My god. It’s full of panties.” Behold the majesty here. Infinite thanks to M for the tip. (Via I Heart Chaos)

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.