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River Song in that dress, and Missy (Photo: BBC)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, a temporal buffet of Gallifreyan morsels sprinkled liberally across the internet across the past seven days.

And we begin this week with Michelle Gomez, who has taken to turning up at Doctor Who fan events dressed not as her own character Missy, but in a dress more commonly associated with River Song, and then tweeting about it:

THIS dress, to be precise, from “The Husbands of River Song”:

Doctor Who - 'The Husbands of River Song' (Photo: BBC)
Doctor Who – ‘The Husbands of River Song’ (Photo: BBC)

Naturally this has caused something of a stir, with fans speculating as to what circumstances could have allowed one time traveler to have pinched the wardrobe of another. It may be best not to wonder, as Missy (sorry, Michelle) has her own question that needs answering. Remember, say something nice (and then run away):

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

• Speaking of River Song, she’s coming back, in audio form at least! And this time she’s got the Sixth and Seventh Doctors as her companions:

• The Doctor Who team celebrate the Silurians, offering this history of homo reptilia:

• The TARDIS Index Files does likewise:

• And there’s a discussion of their various appearances, in Doctor Who: The Fan Show:

• Someone who has literally got under the skin of the Silurians is Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra). Here’s her interview with tiny Whovian Lindalee Rose:

• This is just adorable:

• And speaking of Daleks, here are 10 things you may not know about the episode “Dalek,” including the origin of the word “dustbin”.

• Nailing Whovian fandom in just 13 short steps:

Matt Smith seems to spend quite a lot of his convention time singing songs, such as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”:

• A storyboard for “The Magician’s Apprentice,” including the arrival of that tank and electric guitar combo:

• Presumably this story was written by Roald Dahlek:

• There’s an eerie new Doctor Puppet story that goes back in the Doctor’s own timeline:

• Attack eyebrows to the fore:

• Speaking of which, someone’s been making a bust of Peter Capaldi, eyebrows currently not included.

• Somewhat freakily, a TARDIS has appeared on this man’s back:

• And finally, we say goodbye this week with a fitting series of fond farewells. This is a fan-made trailer for Doctor Who, which pulls together some of the most notable goodbye moments with the Doctor’s companions down the years. It is, as you might expect, quite emotional:


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By Fraser McAlpine