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How DOCTOR WHO Convinced This Guy To Lose Weight, Get In Shape And Run A Marathon

Tired of being overweight and unhappy, this NYC actor became inspired by the DOCTOR WHO universe and decided to go on his own adventure ... then he wrote a kick-ass rock musical about it!

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This was Dougie ... couch + junk food + Doctor Who = Good times!

That's a whole lot of good times right there. At least 6 seasons worth.
Doug Thompson

That's a whole lot of good times right there. At least 6 seasons worth.

The only problem was that he eventually looked like this ...

Slitheen?
Doug Thompson

Slitheen?

And this ... you get the idea.

Abzorbaloff?

Abzorbaloff?

Then one day Dougie noticed something about DOCTOR WHO ...

Note that sitting this close to the TV is bad for you. Do not try this at home.

Note that sitting this close to the TV is bad for you. Do not try this at home.

He realized one of the most important themes of the show is about how these ordinary people, all wanting more out of life ...

Ah, Rose ...
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Ah, Rose ...

I love Martha, no matter what anyone says.
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I love Martha, no matter what anyone says.

Oy! Donna is my favorite.
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Oy! Donna is my favorite.

Still miss these two ...
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Still miss these two ...

Go on adventures they never dreamed possible ...

In a blue box that travels through space and time no less.
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In a blue box that travels through space and time no less.

And come out the other side these EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEINGS ...

Not only did their lives change ...
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Not only did their lives change ...

... but they ALL ...
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... but they ALL ...

... save the universe ...
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... save the universe ...

... many times along the way.
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... many times along the way.

So, now, instead of doing this ...

Doug Thompson

Dougie began his own impossible adventure and started doing this ...

Within a couple of months he crossed the finish line of his first half marathon ...

Something he definitely never thought was possible.

Something he definitely never thought was possible.

4 months later, he ran and ...

With a whole lot of determination, the support of his family and friends ...

With a whole lot of determination, the support of his family and friends ...

... and the inspiration DOCTOR WHO gave him firmly in place ...

... and the inspiration DOCTOR WHO gave him firmly in place ...

... completed his first FULL marathon!

He realized that nothing is impossible!

He realized that nothing is impossible!

So, now, he looks a little less like this ...

So long! Farewell! auf Wiedersehen! Adieu!

So long! Farewell! auf Wiedersehen! Adieu!

And more like this ...

Gernoimoooooo!

Gernoimoooooo!

And still working on it ...

Allons-y!

Allons-y!

He also wrote a rock musical about the whole experience ...

Using the DOCTOR WHO universe and classic brit-rock as a springboard, Dougie presents how he made the difficult journey from the couch to the finish line ... live time travel included. DOUGIE WHO premieres in NYC on September 12th 2014!
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Using the DOCTOR WHO universe and classic brit-rock as a springboard, Dougie presents how he made the difficult journey from the couch to the finish line ... live time travel included. DOUGIE WHO premieres in NYC on September 12th 2014!

The DOCTOR has changed many people's lives over the last couple thousand years, but this may be the first time he has inspired someone to change their own. I think he would be proud!

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You can find out more about DOUGIE WHO at www.DougieWho.com and Support the Indiegogo Campaign at igg.me/at/dougiewho

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