This might all sound like an episode of South Park, but it is, we promise you, true. The ranks of Doctor Who fandom have long been known for their AmDram efforts to keep the flame burning for everyone’s favourite Timelord. So when NBC’s US comedy series, Community (it’s about the slacker nerd students at a dreaded American community college) started regularly featuring its characters watching a Dr Who-lite show called Inspector Spacetime, the ranks of Dr Who fandom decided to bite back.
By creating a Dr Who indie effort called Inspector Spacetime!
Now, NBC, who had riffed on Who, were none too pleased about the favour being returned and reached for their lawyers. Dr Who fandom, lacking deep pockets (or any pockets at all, really), had to capitulate and changed the show’s title, rather cheekily, to ‘Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time’.
Well, this webisode does what it says on the tin (as long as the tin is a dalek).
Here’s the first episode. Enjoy!