Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who‘s Day Roundup, a Gallifreyan gatheration of internet ephemera over the past seven days.
And we begin with the overriding theme of the past week, which appears to be crossing fandoms (ie. something or someone from Doctor Who appearing in another highly regarded fan universe, and vice versa).
For example, the teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has only been online for a few days, and there’s already a parody Doctor Who version:
• Also, Radio Times has uncovered an interesting theory that links Doctor Who with Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, Batman Begins and the casting of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rogue One.
• Daniel Hoffman-Gill, who played Bors in “The Doctor’s Meditation” and “The Magician’s Apprentice,” is heading into Sherlock’s world.
• There’s a nice interview with him here, in which he says of his time with the Doctor, “it had that slightly father-son feel to it, although Bors is a bit thick so that would perhaps drag on the Doctor’s huge intellect.”
• And here’s a version of the opening credits (Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond era) as if they were Sherlock’s “The Abominable Bride”:
• And another Wholock moment:
• Finally, here are six dream companions for the Doctor, taken from other fandoms.
Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:
• Michelle Gomez celebrates her BAFTA nomination in fine, er, style:
— MichelleGomez (@MichelleGomez) April 11, 2016
• And Ingrid Oliver had this response:
Once, twice, three times a lady. https://t.co/hfMstzj3Qr
— Ingrid Oliver (@ingridoliver100) April 11, 2016
• A lovely interview with David Tennant in which he says this of Doctor Who fans: “I think you know, as hobbies go, as things to spend your free time on go, I can absolutely understand that kind of fandom because I’ve been there myself.”
• Patrick Ness is the perfect storyteller for the Doctor Who spin-off Class. Here’s why.
• Writer Cavan Scott answers questions about the new Ninth Doctor ongoing series from Titan Comics:
• …and offers a sneak preview.
• Speaking of comics, Doctor Who artist Rachael Stott is having altogether too much fun with Who fans:
Whovians are going to stop sending me questions on tumblr if I don't start giving sensible answers pic.twitter.com/4B8BWAvgJ4
— Rachael Stott (@RachaelAtWork) April 10, 2016
• Doctor Who‘s Twitter feed ran the hashtag #TimeyWimeyProblems, with some hysterical responses:
— Tom Bedworth (@TomBedworth2) April 8, 2016
— • Shira • (@findmethestars) April 8, 2016
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) April 8, 2016
— Max Wenke (@max_wenke) April 8, 2016
• Here’s a first trailer for Matt Smith as Prince Philip in Netflix’s The Crown, coming to the streaming service on November 4:
— The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) April 11, 2016
• 10 things you may not know about “Bad Wolf”, including the origin of the phrase “it does exactly what it says on the tin.”
• A couple of behind-the-scenes clips now. First, how to make a space hearse (in “Before the Flood”):
• And now, how to make the Doctor look like he’s falling out of a castle (in “Heaven Sent”):
• The Eighth’s Doctor’s regeneration:
— Lee Binding (@LeeBinding) April 12, 2016
• Sylvester McCoy has a message for classic Who fans:
— Big Finish (@bigfinish) April 10, 2016
• The Eleventh Doctor in an awestruck moment:
• An instructive video on how to play the Doctor Who theme (drumkit not supplied):
• Second Doctor fans! Zoe is back!
— Big Finish (@bigfinish) April 11, 2016
• The Doctor in River Song’s diary:
• So THAT’S where K9 ended up:
— Ian (@ianhpeters) April 7, 2016
• And finally, here’s a really neat way to bring all the various Doctor Who eras together in one fan-made trailer: