Inspector Spacetime joins Pandoracon!

“The question isn’t where constable . . . but when?”

Pandoracon is thrilled to announce that Travis Richey, aka Inspector Spacetime from the NBC show Community, will be joining our fandom fun this September. Since first appearing on September 22, 2011 in the Community episode “Biology 101” as a show within a show parody of Doctor Who, the good Inspector in his red time traveling phone box has been catching up with the blue time traveling phone box. In the initial episode it is claimed that Inspector Spacetime has been on air since 1962, placing it a whole year older than Doctor Who and thus making it the longest running science fiction television show ever. We shall therefore be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Inspector Spacetime at Pandoracon this year!

Travis Richey, very friendly and full of energy, describes himself as “as big a nerd as anyone else,” and fully recognizes the fandom phenomena that Inspector Spacetime has so quickly become. Richey also produces various independent web series, and this April successfully managed to raise the funds to produce a new show inspired by Inspector Spacetime which is currently called Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time . . . known as UWSAASTWCATTT for short.

NBC owns the name Inspector Spacetime and as of yet seem like they wish to keep it, but that has not stopped the fandom world from recognizing Travis Richey as the 11th incarnation of an alien who travels through time and space, and likes to inspect things. According to the Inspector Spacetime wiki site, Mad Man with a Booth, ten other actors have played the famous inspector, including British actress Lynda Bellingham. It is amazing how quickly the Inspector has captured the imagination of fans everywhere and has truly become a cult within a cult figure.

But don’t just take our word for it . . .


Special thanks to Rev. Gonz O’Lager (aka Brian), our resident writer and Doctor Who expert, for all his work to make this possible.

6 Responses to “Inspector Spacetime joins Pandoracon!

  • OK, I never even knew of this (Community) show’s existence, let alone the spoof show withing a show Inspector Spacetime. Guess now I’m obligated to look it up aren’t I 🙂

    • I’ve watched community but missed this episode

  • Ah Caelyn, there’s a whole universe of Inspector Spacetime out there for you to discover 🙂

    I’ve seen people cosplaying Inspector Spacetime at cons . . . that other show has grown old, and now there’s a new phone box in town! 🙂

  • I like his web series stuff even better than the Inspector Spacetime. Travis is a really funny guy. I think he’s going to bring a lot of fun to the event.

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