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The TARDIS has a new feature (Photo: BBC)

Welcome to the Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, a trans-dimensional grab-bag of Doctor Who-related bits and bobs from across the Internet. Some made by fans, some made by professionals, but all marked with the Seal of Rassilon as worthy of further investigation.

This week, we begin with a few new musical tributes to the Doctor Who theme, which really does lend itself to fresh interpretation rather well. You could almost say it regenerates with every new musical treatment, coming back different, but the same every time.

Anyway, the first cover is played by a marching band at the Chewbacchus Star Wars parade at 2016 Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Never mind the crossed fandoms, feel the joy:

And then there’s this, a supremely pretty (and slightly eerie) recasting of the theme as if for a musical box. This is the kind of thing that would suit the end credits, should the Doctor ever pop back to Victorian era and visit the Paternoster Gang:

Lovely, isn’t it?

And finally, how about the 1978 disco Doctor Who theme, as performed by Mankind, but stuck in a Doctor Who pinball table?

I know, right?

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

• New sonic!

• We continue to look at the clues, references and hidden extras in Doctor Who, and this week it’s a trip into the distant future with the Ninth Doctor and Rose. 10 things you may not know about “The End of the World.”

• Another clip from Mardi Gras, this astonishing TARDIS:

Doctor Who: The Fan Show examines the 1970 Auton adventure “Spearhead from Space”:

• And they interview Peter Ware, deputy editor of Doctor Who Magazine:

• Speaking of the Autons, here are five classic moments of sentient plastic terror:

• This is great. It’s the last-week roundup of a (made-up) Doctor Who story called “Danny the Dalek” made as if Doctor Who were Broadchurch:

A Whovian makes a TARDIS ring box in order to propose.

Jamie Mathieson posted a deleted scene from “Mummy on the Orient Express” in which the Doctor leaves the train in a rather exciting way.

• In his youth, the new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall once wrote a song about the Doctor.

• The Doctor has specs appeal:

"Well? Isn't anybody going to ask?! What is it with the glasses?" #DoctorWho #DrWho #whovian #fandom

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Catherine Tate discusses Doctor Who (among other things) on the British TV show Lorraine:

Christel Dee from Doctor Who: The Fan Show is interviewed by Big Finish productions, while she’s there to interview them:

• New interviews have been added to the Making Who archive, including this one with Doctor Who‘s casting Director, Andy Pryor.

• Producer Derek Ritchie explains how they made the flood scene in “After the Flood.”

• What’s the time, Lord?

• Missy has her own toilet:

• We started with music, so let’s end with it too. Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction, released his debut solo single “Pillowtalk” this week, with a video that some people felt had distinctly Whovian visuals. So much so that fan Benjamin Cook made a mash-up:

And he added this excellent point:


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By Fraser McAlpine