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Doctor Who: Captain Jack and the Doctor (Photos: BBC)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, an all-encompassing avalanche of Gallifreyan stuff and nonsense from the past week in cyberspace.

Before we don our hover-snowboards and start sifting the snow for stuff, there is just one thing we wish to bring to your attention, and it is this photograph from the Wizard World convention in Portland over the weekend, in which one Captain Jack Harkness (or John Barrowman, as he’s known on Earth) has an intimate encounter with the Eleventh Doctor (hiding under the pseudonym “Matt Smith” for reasons of, erm, cosmic importance and stuff):

Stirring stuff, I trust you’ll agree. And if that’s given you a taste for the groundshaking things that can happen at conventions, you might like to know Matt will be appearing with David Tennant (for the first time) at the Manhattan Wizard World this April.

Read on for more convention malarkey further down the post.

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

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue visited the supercollider at CERN, and it’s fair to say they loved it (and discover one item CERN shares with Doctor Who):

Doctor Who: The Fan Show goes to Gallifrey One:

• And enjoys some of the most astonishing cosplay in the universe:

• And becomes slightly baffled by the phenomenon of ribbons:

• Also at Gallifrey One, John Hurt got to read some of the best monologues in Doctor Who history, revoicing them as the War Doctor.

There’s the war speech from “The Zygon Inversion”:

This Third Doctor speech from “Planet of the Daleks”:

The Fourth Doctor, inspired by humans in “The Ark in Space”:

And finally this, from the First Doctor’s goodbye to his granddaughter Susan:

• Of course, not every Whovian got to attend Gallifrey One, as this skit illustrates:

• Oh look, it’s the Fifth Doctor:

Girls Aloud, vinegar and the history of 10 Downing Street: Here are
10 things you may not know about “World War Three”, featuring this clip:

• Cartoon Danny Pink (before that fateful road crossing):

• How to record the Doctor playing the guitar:

How have the modern Doctors channeled their forebears in classic Who?

• The Fourth Doctor:

Matt Smith would like to be Batman, and schools his Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cast-mate Douglas Booth on Doctor Who history, while larking about inventing a Doctor Who movie:

• And while we’re on Matt Smith larking about, how about him getting the entire audience at Wizard World to help him sing the Doctor Who theme?

• Seeing as we’ve veered into matters musical, how about a lovely 8-bit version of the Doctor Who theme to go out on?

See you at the same time and space next week. TTFN!

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By Fraser McAlpine