Famous Sci-fi Ideas That (You Never Knew) Doctor Who Did First – Bill & Ted

Bill & Ted

(This post is third in a series. Click here for Part One, and here for Part Two if you missed the first two installments.)

The classic British sci-fi series Doctor Who has been on the airwaves for such a long time that many of the themes and story lines from the show have inspired other popular science fiction movies or television series.While many take a more subtle approach when addressing very similar story lines, or drawing inspiration from the cult classic, others are a bit less subtle.

We’ve already addressed the similarities between Star Trek’s Borg and Doctor Who’s Cybermen, as well as the remarkable similarity between Stargate and the Doctor Who story arc Pyramids of Mars, but today we will touch on the most obvious case of rip-off “inspiration” yet…

Case in point number three:

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The story: If you are fortunate enough to have never seen the 1989 movie, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, consider yourself lucky. But, for the sake of you lucky dogs who aren’t familiar with the plot, or for those of you who did see it and have subsequently tried to block the utter stupidity from your memory as a defense mechanism, let us recap.

Ted “Theodore” Logan and Bill S. Preston, Esquire (otherwise known as “Bill & Ted”) are a pair of teenagers that would make Forest Gump look like a certified genius. The idiotic duo are trying to pursue their dream of becoming rock stars by forming a band together they call “Wyld Stallyns” while using cheesy dated 80s lingo. Unfortunately they’re flunking history, and if they don’t pass, then Ted’s father is going to ship him off to a military academy in Alaska, and basically the world will end, or at least the future.

No really, that’s part of the plot.Continue Reading

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DUDE, Bill & Ted Are Back!!!

Those loveable doofuses Bill & Ted will be back on your movie screens very shortly.

Actor Keanu Reeves who played Ted Logan in the 1989 teen adventure movie Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, has confirmed. Continue Reading

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