Okay, they’re not really a college band, they don’t march, and they’re also not from Gallifrey (shocker). But they are the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra, who perform their rendition of “I Am the Doctor” for the denizens of the nerdernet. It’s not perfect — possibly because these are fans and not professional musicians — but that just makes it more charming to me, frankly. Thanks to Literate Knits for the tip. And for more information on the Fightin’ Time Lords — or at least some school apparel — head here.
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.