Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, an ever evolving, ever expanding mass of fan devotion, creativity and Whovian news drawn from past week on the internet and social media.
And we begin this week with a fantastic BBC Radio 2 interview between Graham Norton and the two men responsible for resurrecting and regenerating Doctor Who over the past 13 years: Russell T Davis and Steven Moffat.
Ostensibly they are there to talk about their Target novelizations — “Rose” and “The Day of the Doctor,” but conversation quickly turns to more pressing matters, not the least of which is how Graham Norton managed to sabotage Doctor Who, twice:
But that’s not the only thing that happened. One of Graham’s other guests that morning was Michael Grade, former controller of BBC One and the man ultimately responsible for canceling the classic series of the show. Clearly this no longer matters, but the three men did take the time for a suitably frosty selfie:
Here it is again, from a slightly different angle
Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:
• Easily the best thing to happen in ages, David Tennant very nearly meets his biggest fan:
And he’ll never know. pic.twitter.com/Ry2vtgyXs1
— Georgia Tennant (@georgiaEtennant) April 15, 2018
• Impressionist John Culshaw answers Whovian questions:
• Find out how Doctor Who is made:
The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special, In the Studio, is out this Thursday. It takes you behind the making-of Doctor Who in studio, from its relatively primitive beginnings at Lime Grove to the cutting edge of modern television production at Roath Lock! pic.twitter.com/mqkf48RtVN
— Doctor Who Magazine (@DWMtweets) April 16, 2018
• Remarkable coloring-in from Clayton Hickman here:
It’s been a while so I thought I’d try another bit of 60s #DoctorWho photo colorisation – this time it’s that beautiful William Hartnell portrait taken on the set of Preslin’s shop from The Massacre.
Of St. Bartholomew’s Eve. If you insist 😁 pic.twitter.com/zYjfucgmvo
— Clayton Hickman (@claytonhickman) April 15, 2018
• Speaking of coloring-in:
Adventure has a new face!
Here's a poster I've been working on in a style that is somewhat like the fabulous work of @stuart_manning! This poster was designed in a simple art style acting as a basic promotional piece for series 11. #DoctorWho #JodieWhittaker #fanart pic.twitter.com/aFoyb9Q8nm
— The Brumblebee (@Redheadedchinny) April 16, 2018
come along, pond ✨🌌
— em (@WHOITTAKER) April 15, 2018
— KOSCHEI (@KOSCHEI_fanart) April 15, 2018
• “Nobody knows who’s who around here…” A trailer for the Fourth Doctor’s eerie “The Android Invasion”:
• This is a lovely tribute to the Ninth Doctor:
Finished my Ninth Doctor painting, "Sole Survivor". Rewatching his era with my daughters was a really enjoyable experience. #doctorwho #fanart #acrylic #ninthdoctor #christophereccleston [https://t.co/DxhihdvnV4] pic.twitter.com/54odO1IF0u
— Iain Clark (@iainjclark) April 15, 2018
• Happy 60th birthday, Peter Capaldi!
Happy birthday to Peter Capaldi! The artist who never ceases to amaze with his incredible talents. The rock star Doctor who showed us the stars in the universe and within ourselves. The man who keeps inspiring with his genuine grace, kindness and humanity.
Wish him a cosmic day💕 pic.twitter.com/7LEDenDnfc
— valentina (@marshcaps) April 14, 2018
Happy 60th Birthday to Peter Capaldi, the greatest and most Rebel Time Lord there ever was. Here’s my fan art from a few months the shows his era in one ☺️🚀✌🏻✨👽 #DoctorWho #fanart #petercapaldi @DoctorWho_BBCA @DrWho247 @thetimeladies_ @DWTheFanShow pic.twitter.com/xqE78aNmJD
— Jack Newman 🛸 (@Jacky_The_Robot) April 14, 2018
Another "Happy Birthday" day and this time to Mr Peter Capaldi who imo is one of our best Doctors in the new era. I ❤ him ☺#DoctorWho #PeterCapaldi #happybirthday #fanart #whovian #DontBeLasagne pic.twitter.com/MMKOKM24Gi
— Art By Steve (@_Art_By_Steve_) April 14, 2018
In honor of Peter Capaldi’s birthday. #PeterCapaldi #fronkensteendrawsthings #Fanart #Drawing #Drawingaday #Sketch #Sketchaday #Sketchoftheday #Drawingoftheday #TwelfthDoctor #12thDoctor #DoctorWho #RebelTimeLord https://t.co/XdcycUR7MG pic.twitter.com/L7BCCcaDP0
— Fronkensteen (@Fronkensteen) April 15, 2018
• Don’t open that wardrobe:
So this wardrobe just showed up directly across from our house.
It matches our bedroom furniture exactly.
It is locked.
Is this what it feels like to be in a Doctor Who episode? pic.twitter.com/qQrOqBF38q
— Erin (@erindubitably) April 16, 2018
• The Daleks have become leisure suits in Doctor Who fan film Velocity:
• Yvonne Hartman is back:
— Doctor Who Page (@DWPageOFFICIAL) April 16, 2018
• The TARDIS pops up everywhere:
Happy Birthday #DoctorWho In 2005 when filming Distant Shores with Peter Davison the farmer who owned the farm where we were doing some scenes happened to have a Tardis. A very strange coincidence. pic.twitter.com/Ku44oXzC0Z
— Dirk Smith (@dirksmith56) April 13, 2018
• And to finish this week, how about a remix of the Doctor Who theme that captures both the eerie menace of the 1960s original and the pounding excitement of Murray Gold‘s more recent interpretations?
Although for sheer hair-raising terror, this Tesla coil version remains definitive: