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Power of the Daleks (Photo: BBC)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a great big handful of Whovian stuff from the past seven days on the internet.

And we begin this week with fan reactions to the biggest news of the week, the forthcoming release of an animated restoration of the long-missing regeneration epic “The Power of the Daleks”, as introduced here by ‘the Second Doctor’ himself:

• Here’s the official trailer:

• And here’s a primer, so we’re all up to speed:

• There’s also the original BBC TV trailer, from 1966:

• Which also made the cover of the Radio Times:

• Fan tributes are already pouring in, including these parody covers for fake releases in old media, by the great Andrew-Mark Thompson (the man behind the mocked-up comic covers Whovians in Love):

• To show off how accurate these parodies really here, here are a couple of other attempts to relay this crucial moment in Who history before, such as this 1983 script book:

• There was a photonovel version from 1988 too:

• And the Target/Virgin Books novelization from 1993…

The Power of the Daleks (Photo: BBC Worldwide/Virgin Books)

• …which has also been rendered in classic ‘Target’ style by Andrew-Mark:

• And of course, with every social media announcement, there are jokes:

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

Class has its own Facebook page:

And Twitter feed.

Peter Capaldi’s wedding messages continue to be wonderful:

• This is lovely:

This tiny TARDIS was created by @vt_doctor and has been titled "•Blue Light of Hope•". #DoctorWho

A photo posted by Doctor Who (@doctorwho_bbca) on

• The story that links ‘Coronation Street’ and a very bad veterinarian to Robert Louis Stevenson and the Declaration of Independence:

• The Sontarans are back:

• And so is Captain Jack:

• Speaking of whom:

Doctor Who: The Fan Show has a production update on Season 10:

Jenna Coleman rocks a good backpack:

• A Sontaran fact file from the TARDIS:

• This is great, the full invoice for the construction of the original K-9:

• Drawing the end of the world:

#ThrowbackThursday Amazing concept art of Platform One from the 2005 episode, The End of the World. #DoctorWho #DrWho #whovian

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

• The ecstasy of the Doctor and his friends:

• Learn from the masters (of the Master):

@WhoLabels has reached a whole new level:

• Attack of the hanging Cyber-rugby ball of Mond—oh hang on it’s a microphone:

#BehindTheScenes of Before The Flood in 2015! #DoctorWho #whovian

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

And finally, let’s end this week’s gatheration with something mesmerising:


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By Fraser McAlpine