The Doctor – Hamilton style song parody

If “Hamilton: An American Musical” was about Doctor Who instead, it would probably be A Gallifreyan musical and it would open with this musical number titled “The Doctor”. And it sounds great! This music video mashes a fan written song to the tune of “Alexander Hamilton” with clips from the entire history of Doctor Who on screen so far. Sit back, pretend you’re on Broadway, and learn about our favorite Time Lord.

The parody premiered live in 2017 during the Idiot’s Lantern sketch comedy show at the Los Angeles Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One.

Parody & video conceived and written by: Alexander Daniels

Recorded, mixed, and edited (audio & video) by: Scott Sebring

Vocalists: Melissa Bierend, Alexander Daniels, Adam Joseph Ferry, Cooper Karn, Kevin Kittridge, Amanda Jane Salmon

Original “Alexander Hamilton” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda

How does a madman, ignored, son of a human and a
Time Lord, dropped in the middle of a forgotten
Spot within the far-flung constellation of Casterborous, dejected,
Grow up to be a hero and respected?

The Oncoming Storm, the Bringer of Darkness
He started his journey
By stealin’ a type 40,
By fighting the Daleks’ war, he
was writing their whole story
Before tea, when Cybermen tarnished his shot at glory.

And then one day when Zoe and Jamie were swept way
Away, joined in the fray, they struggled to keep their guard up
The foes that they fought were no match for our cosmic hobo,
The brother was ready to beg, steal, barter, or borrow.

Then the Time Lords came, and devastation reigned
Our man saw his future drip, drippin’ down the drain
“Too much interference”
they said,
“you cannot refrain,
So on Earth you must remain,”
No TARDIS to ease his pain

Well then UNIT came around, they said, “This kid is insane, mack!”
Made him an advisor ‘till the Time Lords gave his keys back
“We gave you education, don’t forget from whence you came
And nobody knows your name! What’s your name, man?”

FOURTH DOCTOR:
My name is The Doctor.
I say that my name is The Doctor.
I’ve seen a million worlds, but there are more,
So just you wait, just you wait

Then they came back, the Cybermen, once again, crash a ship
Some years later, the Doctor absorbed poison from the Spectrox,
Half-dead, sittin’ in his own sick
The scent thick.

The Doctor got better, but Adric went quick.

Moved on by the Val’yard, a darkness that he had kept inside,
But when the evidence was falsified, with acquitted pride
The voice said, “(Doctor) The Rani’s hot on your trail”
He started retreatin’ and freein’ his regenerated self.

There would’ve been nothin’ left to do
For someone less astute
He would’ve been dead or destitute
When he was shot in San Francisco
Tasked with movin’, removin’ the remains of the Master
Pushed him in the Eye of Harmony and ran off faster.

(Chasin’) the Bad Wolf throughout all of time and space before
(Embracin’) vortex energy, see
him as he stands at the (oooh)
Console of his ship headed for a new land
On New Earth you can be a new man

On New Earth you can be a new man (Allons-y)
On New Earth you can be a new man (Allons-y)
On New Earth you can be a new man
On New Earth
New Earth

TENTH DOCTOR:
Allons-y!

Your name is The Doctor (His name is the Doctor)
And the Oncoming Storm are you (Oncoming Storm are you)
You could never back down
You never learned to take your time

Oh, your name is the Doctor (His name is the Doctor)
And the Silence will fall for you

Will ever outrun your shame?
Will the Time War destroy your name?
Our world will never be the same, oh

Pandorica is open now, see if you can spot him
(Just you wait)
He’s just a madman with a box and no one’s caught him.
(Just you wait)
After Lake Silencio the Universe forgot him

CAPT. JACK/RORY
We fought with him

ADRIC:
Me? I died for him

THE BRIGADIER:
Me? I trusted him

ROSE TYLER/MARTHA JONES
Me? I loved him

RIVER SONG:
And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him

There’s a million worlds that you have seen
But just you wait
What’s your name, man?
His name is the Doctor!

About Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi leaving the show

Mark Gatiss talks about future of Doctor Who after Steven Moffat leaves: “It’s the end of an era”.

They have enjoyed an incredible working relationship on both Sherlock and Doctor Who, but will Gatiss still be a part of Who when new showrunner Chris Chibnall takes over? Let’s watch the interview and find out!

Peter Capaldi talks about his reasons for leaving Doctor Who at The Graham Norton Show 2017.

Steven Moffat about John Simm’s Master and Peter Capaldi’s regeneration

“They are absolutely wonderful together. They are hilarious, it’s absolutely gorgeous. You’re in for a real treat. A real treat”

The current showrunner reveals that the John Simm always secretly wanted to return to Doctor Who, and that his performance is well worth the wait. And he is back in series 10.

Also he drops hints about Peter Capaldi’s regeneration: “His Doctor feels sort of impulsive and in the moment and would do something reckless that you wouldn’t expect”.

Speaking to RadioTimes.com at the BFI & Radio Times festival, Steven Moffat had some thoughts about the Tweflth Doctor’s final stand.

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Get ready tonight, make time to watch the Doctor, Bill, and Nardole Saturday, April 15th at 9/8c on BBC America followed by the premiere of the new spin-off, Class.