Mashable has featured this Kiwi made video as it’s Video of the Day.
If youâre a fan of the long-running UK sci-fi showÂ Doctor WhoÂ and know your Internet memes, this video will strike you as a brilliant mash-up of both.
AÂ literal version of âTotal Eclipse of the HeartâÂ was one ofÂ many literal music videosÂ that circulated widely a couple of years back. For the unfamiliar, the idea is to take a well-known video and replace the lyrics with words that describe the onscreen action. The meme is said to have begun with this version ofÂ âTake on Meâ.
Now oneÂ Doctor WhoÂ fan in New Zealand has taken the practice to a new level. In her âLiteral Eclipse of the Heart,â YouTube user zeborahnz posted a video that keeps the literal lyrics, but replaces the original footage with clips from the show.
In the videoâsÂ accompanying notes, Zeborah says she wanted to do a literal music video, but had seen too many that were âfairly incompetent.â
âI wanted some kind of un-narrative going through it so decided to have the Doctor illustrating all the lyrics sung by PersephoneMaewyn (or Bonnie Tyler in the original) and various Companions illustrating the others,â Zeborah says. âI genderswitched large chunks of stuff accordingly.â
The result:Â Doctor WhoÂ Internet heaven, for about five and a half minutes. Let us know what you think!