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DWD-May22

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Referential Treatment

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a TARDISful of treats – news, fan creativity, alien technology – from the last week across the internet and social media. And we begin this week with a deep dive into a particularly useful series of clips by YouTuber Stewart Seyfried. As a show with over 50 […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Who’s a Vision?

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day, a coming-together of fandom tribes to share precious objects of devotion from the past week in social media and across the internet. It was the Eurovision Song Contest over the weekend. For those of you who are unaware of the event, it’s a TV spectacular broadcast across all […]

“Listen” (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Listen’

“Listen” is the story in which the Twelfth Doctor takes a decisive step into an area he’s never been before. An irrepressible monster-chaser, he kicks off this story by hypothesizing about a beast he does not know is even there. And in the hunt for it, we find ourselves closer to his young life than […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: The Doctor Dances

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a interstellar drifter wandering space and time and gathering discarded gems of fan creativity, Whovian news and lost fluff from the past week on the internet and social media. And we begin this week with a particular moment in fan art which seems to be cropping up […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Doctor Wonka

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a miniscope stuffed to the rafters with fan creativity, Whovian news and other bits and bobs from the past week on the internet and social media. And we begin this week with a lovely little clip made to illustrate an alternate reality, in which Doctor Who was […]

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Personality Quiz: Which David Bowie Incarnation Are You?

This post is brought to you by the first-ever BMW X2. On Friday April 27 at 11/10c BBC America will be showing the astonishing documentary David Bowie: Five Years, which focusses on the most fertile years of one of the 20th century’s most startling rock performers. The documentary chooses five key years in Bowie‘s development […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: All That Jazz

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 […]

‘Into the Dalek’ (Photo: BBC)

‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Into the Dalek’

“Into the Dalek” is the Twelfth Doctor’s first encounter with one of his oldest foes, and it’s one of his more troubling meetings, closer in spirit to the Ninth Doctor’s encounter in “Dalek” than any of the world beating battles he more commonly experiences. It’s the first chance to see a regenerated Doctor more fully […]

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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Showrunner Showdown!

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 […]

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