Doctor Who against ID cards?

Martin Belam  by Martin Belam, 29 December 2007

Thanks to the successfully revived show I'm very easy to buy for at Christmas these days - and a good proportion of my presents came branded with the Doctor Who logo in several variations. I also got this card from Paperlink, drawn by Steve Best.


At first glance it is just a joke about relative dimensional properties of the TARDIS. A closer inspection, however, seems to reveal a subliminal message from the Doctor about Britain's plans for an ID card scheme. The sign on the door reads 'No 2 ID'

No2ID on the cartoon TARDIS door

Who’s Who? The Resurrection of the Doctor charts how the Guardian has covered Doctor Who since it was revived in 2005. If features interviews with Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and the men in charge of the show's fortunes: Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat. It also includes interviews with a host of other Doctor Who actors including Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman and writers including Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss. There are contributions from legendary author Michael Moorcock, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, and specially commissioned illustrations from Jamie Lenman.
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Well, stands to reason. Imagine the hassle you'd have every time you regenerated, trying to prove who you are and get the biometrics on your card updated.

Nah, it'd be no hassle - he'd just use the psychic paper.

I got this card for my birthday, too. And yes, the evidence suggests the good Doctor is right behind the anti-ID-card lobby - check this out:

I would expect no less from a free traveller across all time and space!

I like the joke.
Don't really what this no2id thing is.

gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood fantaby dosy

Very nice site you have here!

I looooooooooooooooooooove Doctor Who and find that cartoon joke brilliant!


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