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Friday, February 25, 2011

CRIMINAL MINDS Gives DOCTOR WHO Some Love in "Coda"


Face it, America...Doctor Who is slowly creeping into our popular culture...and as the Sixth Doctor would say, whether you like it or not.

On Wednesday night's episode of CBS' police procedural series Criminal Minds, titled "Coda," the show's obligatory geek character Dr. Spencer Reid (portrayed by Matthew Gray Gubler) is engaged in a conversation with Ashley Seaver (portrayed by Rachel Nichols from Alias and the recent Star Trek film) about Doctor Who and the 1989 time-traveling comedy film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

"Is that the one where they fly around in the phone booth?" Seaver asks as the scene begins, apparently in response to some unseen previous comment.  Reid replies, "First of all, it's a police box, not a phone booth.  Second of all, Doctor Who started a quarter of a century before Bill and Ted even went on their bodacious adventure, so really they should have called it Bill & Ted's Excellent Ripoff.Of course, since Seaver is an attractive, professional woman, she can't be bothered with such triviality from geeks and has to quickly bail from the conversation, saying she's sorry for even asking.

If you'd like to see the brief scene in its entirety, you can view it here...

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