Doctor Who: Google's Most Interactive Logo Yet

Nov 22, 2013 • 7:57 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos
 

I bet you are scratching your head asking where is the Doctor Who logo on Google.com? Well, wait, it will show up - I'll bet you it will show up soon.

If you go to other countries, such as Google UK, you will see the Doodle for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

Here is an animated version of the logo:

Doctor Who Google Logo

Now, if you want to play the endless logo, you can, any time now or in the future at google.com/doodles/doctor-whos-50th-anniversary - that is the destination page for the logo.

In fact, it tells us that this logo should be "global," which means on every Google home page no matter of country or geo-location. So there must be a delay on why it is not showing up on Google.com.

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television program produced by the BBC. The program depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor. The first episode was tomorrow, 50 years ago on November 23, 1963 and the final episode was on December 6, 1989, 26 years later.

Why is the Doodle showing up today and not tomorrow? Maybe Google will run the logo for two days?

Here are the names of the teams who worked on this special Doodle:

  • Engineering Guru's - Rui Lopes, Corrie Scalisi. Mark Ivey
  • Additional support - Doug Simpkinson, Jonathan Shneier
  • All things D of 3 - Leon Hong
  • Deity of rain, lava & lightening - Kevin Laughlin
  • Additional game ideas - Gregory Capuano
  • Sounds - The BBC, Tom Tabanao, Manuel Clement and Cody!
  • Creative consultant - Chris Dibona
  • User testing - Jennifer Zamora

I suspect this will be a delayed launch logo with a 1.5 to 2 day life. Which has happened before, maybe one or two times.

FYI, Google also released a special easter egg on Android for Doctor Who recently, check out our TARDIS post.

Update: +High Position finished the Doodle in 1:58, here is a video:

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Comments:

ethalon

11/22/2013 01:34 pm

Will have to wait till I get home to check it out...I can see this being a huge time sink.

Barry Schwartz

11/22/2013 01:36 pm

Yea, I spent 10 minutes on it last night on Google.com.au and I won’t spend time today on it. It doesn’t end…

Richard Gailey

11/22/2013 03:42 pm

That's pretty quick. I was impressed with my 25:36. Think I need to work on it.

Akinmade Bond

11/23/2013 03:05 pm

So much fun. Very interactive too.

Spook SEO

11/23/2013 06:49 pm

Interactive logos are among the many traits that other companies just could not get from Google. They are the first and the leaders when it comes to innovative thinking. They have always been ready for every day that will come.

TechyBit

11/23/2013 09:44 pm

"final episode was on December 6, 1989, 26 years later." - get your facts right... it's still on now!

TechyBit

11/23/2013 09:44 pm

I suspect they are waiting for the day become the 24th due to the anniversary of the assassination of JFK.

xoxo

11/23/2013 10:54 pm

google supercomputer is broken if it everything they can do about doctor who. even zx spectrum has a better games.

Graciousstore

11/25/2013 01:53 am

Google is really have much fun with these Doodle

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