Mashable has featured this Kiwi made video as it’s Video of the Day.
If youâ€™re 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 â€śTotal Eclipse of the Heartâ€ťÂ 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 â€śTake on Meâ€ť.
Now oneÂ Doctor WhoÂ fan in New Zealand has taken the practice to a new level. In her â€śLiteral Eclipse of the Heart,â€ť YouTube user zeborahnz posted a video that keeps the literal lyrics, but replaces the original footage with clips from the show.
In the videoâ€™sÂ accompanying notes, Zeborah says she wanted to do a literal music video, but had seen too many that were â€śfairly incompetent.â€ť
â€śI 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€ť Zeborah says. â€śI genderswitched large chunks of stuff accordingly.â€ť
The result:Â Doctor WhoÂ Internet heaven, for about five and a half minutes. Let us know what you think!