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The Whovian locations of Pokemon Go (Photos: Twitter)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who‘s Day roundup, a conglomeration of thrilling items of Gallifreyan delight from the past seven days on the internet.

And we begin this week with the craze that is speedily taking over the world, one that, on the face of it, has very little to do with Time Lords, TARDISes and sonic screwdrivers; namely Pokémon Go. Lots of people are currently rushing around collecting cartoon critters using their smartphones like… like… well like this:

And it’s not the first time he’s played, according to this:

And this:

And even this:

Very quickly suggestions came in for a Whovian variant…

…that almost immediately came true:

In real life, too:

And of course, if Doctor Who can invade Pokémon Go…

Still, at least Pokémon Go doesn’t play “The Birdy Song”:

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

• Season 10 is shaping up nicely, according to Pearl Mackie:

Doctor Who: The Fan Show has all the latest Series 10 facts:

DOCTOR WHO 10! What are you hoping to see in the new series? #DoctorWho #DrWho #whovian #fandom #BehindTheScenes #BTS

A photo posted by Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) on

• After Matt Lucas, another titan of British comedy joins Season 10:

• A Masterful TARDIS index file:

• Is your favorite on the list?

• Whovian emojis for everyone, please!

• Utter filth:

• Bill loves a hug, but will the Doctor reciprocate?

✨Hugs in time and space!✨ #DoctorWho #DrWho #whovian #fandom

A photo posted by Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) on

• Originally known as “Torchwood Rises”:

• Speaking of which, is this a missing snippet from the script?

• The Fourth Doctor travels to an entirely new universe:

Karen Gillan has been lending her voice to Emo Dad:

• And playing a mean piano too:

Got left on my own with a piano in Baltimore.

A video posted by Karen Gillan (@karengillanofficial) on

• While Matt Smith turned up at a London primary school with Lily James to take part in their prizegiving ceremony:

• And, um, became a fairy:

• Happy Dodecaversary!

• Peter Capaldi wants the Doctor Who theme middle 8 back:

• This is wonderful:

• A feature-length cartoon of this would be rather good:

And finally, let’s round things off with a super-dramatic fan-made trailer for The First Doctor adventure “The Edge of Destruction”:


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By Fraser McAlpine