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Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a Gallifreyan gallimaufry of fan creativity, news and other stuff from the past seven days in social media.

And we begin this week on a musical note. It’s always a delight to find a new twist on the classic Doctor Who theme, especially when Ron Grainer‘s iconic melody has been warmly embraced by a genre of music that is light years away from the eerie electronica of the original.

Which makes the discovery of this ska version by the Melbourne Ska Orchestra a most wonderful thing:

And sent us off hunting for similarly groovy variations on a theme, such as this lightly swung jazz version, complete with (sonic) vibraphone solo:

And once you’re into the jazz arena, how about a few modulations for solo piano? Take it away, Bendy!

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

Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and John Barrowman went to Australia for Supernova Expo and met some wombats:

• How John Barrowman and David Tennant reacted to Captain Jack’s big character reveal:

• Sometimes, Doctor Who can be most odd:

• Gone fishin’

• Impossible Astronaut Day came and went, but do you remember it?

• Want to conjure up some Angels?

• Nine and Six swap coats:

• These amazing credits sequences show how keen the video artists are to see how the Thirteenth Doctor will return:

• Thirteen goes punk:

• This is very swish, an editing together of the two Thirteenth Doctor trials to date into a fabulously cinematic whole:

• A return trip to Rusty’s insides:

• “The Celestial Toymaker” redrawn:

• A teaser trailer for the full gothic horror of “The Brain of Morbius,” one of the Fourth Doctor’s most memorable encounters:

• Tintin and Tenten:

• And speaking of Ten:

Karen Gillan singing Nirvana, anyone?

• Baby love:

• “Regeneration’s a lottery:”

• Let us end this week with something emotional: a beautifully edited summary of the relationship between the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, from fish custard to the final goodnight:


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By Fraser McAlpine