Re: Re: Great opening ceremony! Looking forward to the rest of the London Olympics!

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I was cracking up with Rowan Atkinson doing the Chariots of Fire bit, and of course Her Majesty parachuting out of the helicopter, such a cute bit! Perhaps I'm biased, but I do kinda wish there was a reference to Doctor Who as that is just as big a cultural symbol I think as Bond or anything else they showcased. The beginning part with the children singing actually made me cry and was my favorite part -- did anyone else get a Tolkein feel to the "forging" of the Olympic Rings?  ???

you must have missed the TARDIS noise during the music montage?  It happened in the 70s portion, I think during a Queen song. And apparently, on the video screens in the stadium was the TARDIS going through the time vortex, but it wasn't shown on TV.