Thursday, May 17, 2012
CRIMINAL MINDS Indulges in DOCTOR WHO Cosplay
At this rate, we're going to need a network TV crossover between Criminal Minds' Dr. Spencer Reid and Community's Abed Nadir.
Last night's season finale of CBS' crime drama series Criminal Minds gave more love to BBC TV series Doctor Who with a trip to a local science-fiction convention called Sci-Fi-Gate. During the opening teaser of the two-hour episode "Hit/Run," Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler) and fellow profiler Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) are shown walking outside the convention, with Reid costumed as none other than Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor and Garcia wearing a fez and a bow tie in tribute to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor era. After being thanked by Garcia for accompanying her to the convention, Reid replies, "Of course, I've been knitting this scarf for weeks."
The pair then bump into Garcia's former boyfriend Kevin Lynch (Nicholas Brendon) and CSU Technician Sharp (Gina Garcia) who are cosplaying the Eleventh Doctor and his companion Amy Pond in her sexy police uniform from the episode "The Eleventh Hour." After the awkward encounter, Garcia confides to Reid that she can't believe that Lynch brought someone else to the convention. When Reid points out that she brought someone else, Garcia replies that she brought someone she couldn't possibly be sexually attracted to.
This wasn't the first time Reid has shown his love for Doctor Who. Back in February of 2011, he was involved in a discussion comparing Doctor Who with the 1989 time-travel comedy movie BIll & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
If you'd like to see the scene for yourself, you can check it out HERE thanks to YouTube user ssalexblake.