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Welcome to the Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a intergalactic gumbo of fannish excitement, made from the freshest Whovian ingredients, all harvested from a week in social media and served piping hot.

And we begin this week with pop music. Two exceptional fan clips have been released this week that set the timeless world of Doctor Who against the up-to-the-minute demands of pop music.

First, this set of emotive Doctor Who moments which xShiningAlicex has beautifully cut to the soundtrack of “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles:

But this is next level stuff, a remarkable parody of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” by Crispy Pro with lyrics that sum up where we are presently (and some seriously dodgy wigs too):

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

Matt Smith appeared at FanExpo Canada to discuss his time as the Doctor, here’s the full panel, in which he describes Jodie Whittaker as “a rocket”:

• And he went to DragonCon too, and while he was there, he met up with some old friends:

The Doctor and Pond back together united by Denim.

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• Two of whom could not stop themselves from dancing:

The Ponds reunited. @rattyburvil #doctorwho

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• Which naturally lead to people changing the soundtrack:

• Oh and Karen Gillan revealed what it was like to return to the TARDIS for “The Time of the Doctor”

• A reminder of how the Doctor and Amy started out:

• The Doctor reflects on her past:

• A teaser trailer for the psychedelic Third Doctor adventure “The Claws of Axos”

• Want to thank Peter Capaldi? Send us a video:

• This lovely interview with Rachael Stott, artist for Titan Comics:

• Speaking of art:

• And finally, as we began with music, let’s end with it too. Here’s an ocarina cover version of the Doctor Who theme, which is surprisingly eerie:


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By Fraser McAlpine