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The Tenth Doctor and his Easter egg in "Planet of the Dead" (Pic: BBC)
The Tenth Doctor and his Easter egg in "Planet of the Dead"  (Pic: BBC)
The Tenth Doctor and his Easter egg in “Planet of the Dead” (Pic: BBC)

This week, all hats, fezzes and Cyber helmets must be doffed in the general direction of the official Doctor Who Twitter feed, who managed to have a LOT of fun over Easter.

It started with this message from the Doctor:

Happy Easter from the DoctorPeter Capaldi sends best wishes for Easter, but he has a warning… #DoctorWho #EasterBunny

Posted by Doctor Who on Friday, April 3, 2015

And then these mysterious tweets, showing a certain leporine figure entering the BBC studios where Doctor Who is created:

And being a vehicle that can travel in time and space, it seems the Easter Bunny (if that is indeed what that creature is) managed to leave presents for the Doctor right the way back through his time line:

Extra points if you said something like, “Ah yes but the moon is also an egg, is it not?”

And this, most damning piece of evidence:

What can it all mean? And does it all connect to those Easter Eggs in the DVDs in “Blink”? Probably best to eat something chocolatey and spherical, and not think too much about it.

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

Peter Capaldi was interviewed for Hey U Guys at the Empire Film Awards:

• 10 stars of Game of Thrones who have also appeared in Doctor Who.

Cavan Scott introduces the Ninth Doctor comic book series Weapons of Past Destruction:

• A trailer for the first collection of Eleventh Doctor comic books After Life

…which has this cover, if you’re in the UK: Doctor Who After Life • The Season Eight story “Listen” has been nominated for a Hugo award (in the Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category).

An interview with Steven Moffat for Doctor Who Magazine in which he says Doctor Who will continue for at least the next five years, but adds: “It’s not easy to find new people. It’s not easy to find new Doctors. That could be the danger – that you start to think that it’s easy. There’s nothing easy about doing Doctor Who.”

• A little something to wash down that Easter chocolate:

Arthur Darvill is going back to his roots, having been cast in a TV spin-off from The Flash/Arrow as Rip Hunter, a charming and witty DC Comics time traveler with a certain responsibility for world history.

• Speaking of Arrow, now that John Barrowman is a cast member, the Doctor Who references are working their way in:

Nine Doctor Who characters who came back from the dead.

The Big Bang Theory has been throwing in the Doctor Who references again, this time over the sale of Howard Wolowitz’s TARDIS. A criminal offense, in our universe at least:

Karen Gillan has been confirmed for the sequel to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

• And finally. We often like to end the roundup with musical clips or exceptional fan made items, and this TARDIS guitar, by Craig Elliott, ticks both (blue) boxes:


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By Fraser McAlpine