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Daleks in 'The Quark Invasion of Earth' (Photo: Andrew Norton/YouTube)
Daleks in 'The Quark Invasion of Earth' (Photo: Andrew Norton/YouTube)
Daleks in ‘The Quark Invasion of Earth’ (Photo: Andrew Norton/YouTube)

Welcome to the Doctor Who‘s Day Roundup, a weekly sift for Time Lord thingamabobs from the depths of the Internet.

We begin this week with another delightful YouTube find that shows the kind of obsessional affection fans devote to the show. Here’s a wordless (and daft) tribute to 1960s Doctor Who by YouTuber Andrew Orton entitled “The Quark Invasion of Earth.” It stars some classic early monsters—from Zarbi to Mechanoids to Daleks to, well, Quarks—and a suitably swinging soundtrack:

And it acts as a perfect way to introduce a special competition for Who fans with a passion for filmmaking. Doctor Who: Mission Dalek has arrived, and with it the chance to take the Doctor on an adventure of your own devising. Here’s a trailer:

• And tips on writing your own Doctor Who story:

• And an example, just to see what can be done:

• You can find out more at the Mission Dalek website.

• And here’s a roundup of the best 25 fan-made Doctor Who videos for extra inspiration.

Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:

• The Doctor’s new velvet coat:

• Some non-spoilery clues about Maisie Williams from Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat:

• Fancy playing a quiz? Who said it, the Doctor or Clara?

• In this outtake from a special 3D cinema event, Peter Capaldi and Wil Wheaton trade tips on how to pilot their respective spaceships:

The best Doctor Who-inspired marriage proposals.

• Portentous buttons:

It's only a matter of time until series 9! Press any key to continue. #DoctorWho#DrWho #BTS #BehindTheScenes #whovian #fandom

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• BBC AMERICA has been looking back over some of the best-loved episodes of recent Doctor Who, including the grand finale of the Tenth Doctor and Russell T Davies too, “The End of Time.” Here’s a recap of the story and a roundup of 10 facts about “The End of Time” that you may not be aware of.

• And here’s Steven Moffat on writing Matt Smith‘s very first scene:

• This chap looks unpleasant:

All new aliens for series 9! And this one's pretty scary… #DoctorWho #DrWho #whovian #fandom

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Doctor Who: The Fan Show meets Missy (OK, Michelle Gomez):

11 reasons why the Seventh Doctor adventure “Remembrance of the Daleks” rocks.

• When Martha Jones met River Song:

• And finally, here’s a poser from Karen Gillan:

(Clue: it’s not the bowl, but what’s in it.)


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By Fraser McAlpine