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Joshua Kahan's Doctor Who spoof (Photo: YouTube)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a cosmic soup made from Gallifreyan stock and TARDIS croutons, taken from a week’s worth of internet stuff and nonsense.

And we begin this week with the most nonsensical (and utterly fantastic) piece of stuff imaginable; this wonderful Doctor Who parody, made by Joshua Kahan, in which certain elements of the show are recast as if part of a (very odd) Japanese TV show from the 1970s.

So naturally there’s a Dalek with legs leading a Cyberman (ish) attack on a very dapper Doctor, who has a sonic sword and the ability to regenerate his outfit at will:

Japanese Doctor Who from Joshua Kahan on Vimeo.

It is this kind of intense going-the-extra-light-year creativity for which Whovians are rightly praised, whether it’s creating Beatle spoofs like this…

…or Dalek poetry like this:

Doctor Who: Dalek Dialect by Risachantag on DeviantArt

Doctor Who: The Fan Show even created a podcast on this very topic, asking what it is about the Doctor’s adventures that inspires such artistic flair:

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

• A heartbreaking anniversary:

Karen Gillan goes for a slide:

I've got this all under control #santabarbara #slip'n'slide

A video posted by Karen Gillan (@karengillanofficial) on

• This seems a fitting follow-up, somehow:

• Have you ever wondered what the Doctor Who credits would look like if they were Baywatch credits:

• And for that matter, have you ever wondered what the “The Day of the Doctor” trailer would look like if it was cut like the trailer for Suicide Squad?:

• Some Whovian meetings now, starting with the arrival of Alex Kingston on the set of Gilmore Girls:

• When Matt met Arthur:

• When Twelve met Ten:

• And when Twelve met son-of-Three:

• Two Whovian time travelers will finally meet, on a different chronologically-challenged TV show:

• Two moments of astonishing backstage drama:

Matt Smith still likes things messy:

• Ten and Rose and the 2012 Olympics, revisited:

• This would be amazing:

• We’ve all done it:

• And finally, take a moment to wallow in the gloriousness of this video from TheGaroStudios. It’s a compilation of clips from the last 10 or so years of the rebooted show, and yet, as with all of the best compilations of this sort, it has the look of something that contains freshly shot footage you’ve never seen before. And it’s a giddy thrill from start to finish:


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By Fraser McAlpine