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'Thin Ice' fan art (Photos: Twitter/Tumblr)

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a cosmic gumbo of Whovian ingredients selected from a week’s worth of social media and internet stuff and nonsense.

And we begin this week with “Thin Ice,” the latest of the Doctor’s adventures, and the one in which he and Bill start to get to know each other a little better. The episode was was introduced by Steven Moffat:

• And writer Sarah Dollard:

Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie had to wear the period dress of Regency London:

• Pearl’s guide to the frost fair:

• Fan artists reacted speedily:

• The Doctor threw a punch:

• Prompting this glorious cartoon:

• There’s a fact file:

• Or two:

• And this happened:

Doctor Who: The Fan Show talked to Sarah Dollard and costume designer Hayley Nebauer about their work on the story:

• Speculation is increasing as to what (or who) is in the vault that the Doctor and Nardole are guarding so zealously. Here’s a nice video summing up what we know thus far (ie. not a right lot):

• Here’s an introduction to next week’s episode, “Knock Knock:”

• Which will have a 3D soundscape:

• And here’s a preview:

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

Doctor Who meets the Mr. Men:

• This is remarkably pleasing:

• A teaser trailer for the Second Doctor adventure “The Space Pirates:”

• Keep this kid on file:

• The TARDIS is the center of all things:

• Lost Doctor Who cover art:

• Speaking of art:

• Not the first time the Doctor has been compared to a penguin:

• But the TARDIS as a cat? That’s new:

• An 8-bit version of the Doctor Who theme:

• A shameless commercial break:

• And finally, a song! “Doctor Who’s Assistant” performed by Geraldine Quinn on Australian TV:


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By Fraser McAlpine