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Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a rolling snowball picking up Gallifreyan gems and geegaws taken from a week in social media and the internet at large.

And this has been a phenomenally busy time for Doctor Who fandom, with an emotional appearance by Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat, Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss and Michelle Gomez at San Diego Comic-Con.

The entire panel is here (make a cup of tea before you start watching):

• Or there’s this collection of on-stage highlights, if you’re short of time:

• Everything you need to know is here:

• And there was this video compilation of the Twelfth Doctor’s finest moments:

• An interview with Entertainment Weekly in which Peter reveals what advice he offered to Jodie Whittaker:

• Backstage with the gang:

• Fans get up close and personal with the Doctor:

• Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat meet Kevin Smith:

Oh and let’s not forget this, the most delightful question and answer of the entire convention:

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

• The spine-tingling trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special is here:

• Bill is coming back:

• As is Mark Gatiss:

• Fans are, it’s fair to say, keen:

• The Doctor puts his (and her) uniform on:

• Also at Comic-Con, David Tennant offered this warm endorsement of Jodie Whittaker, his Broadchurch co-star:

• Speaking of David:

• This is lovely:

• How the Doctor’s clothes are made:

• An affectionate moment with Clara:

• Mixital offer a fan writing challenge:

• What DOES the Doctor sing in the shower?

• More Thirteenth Doctor fan art:

• And finally, just when you thought the Who theme could not me stretched into any weirder shapes than it already has, let’s welcome the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band:


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By Fraser McAlpine