Doctor Benny and Mister Smith

I finally got around to watching Wheels on Meals (1984) in its entirety (thank you, Netflix streaming!). Apart from the sheer glory that materializes every time you put Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao on screen together, Benny Urquidez blew a hole in the space-time continuum. No, not with his jaw-popping high kicks, but with his wardrobe. The first time he showed up, I did a double-take and shot my wife a single, dazed question, “Why is Benny the Jet dressed like the Eleventh Doctor?”

Seriously. Look at the color scheme. Muted, earthy colors. Look at the jacket pattern. The suspenders. The OH MY GOD HE’S WEARING A BOW TIE bow tie. The Doctor’s pants a typically a bit darker; a bigger discrepancy between the Jet and Matt Smith is the footwear, and Benny doesn’t have his pants legs rolled up. But even the hair has a similar promontory stature. Oh, and I’ll give you one guess as to where the fight is taking place.

Does anyone else feel like they’ve just been sonicked?

Is this a coincidence? Or have the laws of space and time been broken (or bent!?!) by the presence of so much awesome — Jackie Chan movies and Doctor Who — co-existing in the same universe at the same time? I need to watch this movie again, post-haste, and this time I’m keeping a sharp lookout for blue police boxes lurking in the background scenery…


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