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Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s day roundup, a careful sifting through a week’s worth of news, fan creativity and online excitement to find the giddiest nuggets of astonishment, ready for buffing up and presenting in this easy-to-read bulletin of brilliance.

And we begin this week with one of those wonderful little pockets of fun in which fans coalesce around a tiny idea, applying all their passion and talent just for the sheer fun of it.

It started with this tweet, calling for fan artists to help illustrate one moment from the short story “Clara and the Maze of Cui Palta” by Susan Calman:

Naturally, the replies were not slow in coming, gathered under the hashtag #PopcornClara:

With this particular doodle being particularly noteworthy. Notice how the Eleventh Doctor’s chin seems to follow you around the room:

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

• The Doctor’s reveal has been nominated for a BAFTA! You can vote here:

• A secret Doctor Who museum for your next London visit:

• “Books! The best weapons in the world!”

• This one isn’t real, however:

• This is a very well made point:

• Feeling peckish?

• The Doctors on a roadtrip:

• What’s it like working on a Big Finish audio production? Jake Dudman explains:

• The TARDIS has arrived:

• Speaking of which, this footage is genuinely upsetting for Whovians to watch:

• On a more soothing note, a bewitching trailer for Season 10:

• Pocket Doctor:

• Here’s a labor of love, a graphic depicting every TV story to date:

• This seems almost scientifically accurate:

• The Doctor’s first trip to Trenzalore dissected:

• This is superb, classical variations on the Doctor Who theme:

• A few tingles of nostalgic familiarity for British Whovians of a certain age; here’s an ident in the style of the BBC’s first Doctor Who re-releases, on VHS:

• Hard to argue this point:

• Thirteen is still a rock star:

• Speaking of rock stars, how about this exceptionally rowdy trailer, set to a Queen classic?

• The Ponds in full flight:

• And finally this week, let’s go right back to the start, an in-depth interview with Waris Hussein, Doctor Who‘s very first director, talking at the British Film Institute


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By Fraser McAlpine