The Doctor Who theme song, performed on Tesla coils

Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, it’s every bit as excellent as it sounds.

Bad Astronomer Phil Plait was recently asked to deliver a talk about asteroid impacts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Engineering Open House – an unassumingly named science and engineering festival that actually attracts thousands of people from around the state every year. "It was really big," writes Plait "and a lot of fun."

Today at Slate, Plait recounts his time at the EOH, which he says culminated in a late-night Tesla coil concert. One of the numbers was none other than the Doctor Who theme song, which Plait managed to capture a recording of. "I missed the first few seconds," he writes, "but figured it’s so cool it’s worth posting."

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About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

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