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Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a galactic golloping-up of a week’s worth of Whovian news, fan creativity and temporal stuff and nonsense across the internet and social media.

And we begin this week with the announcement of big changes in the way Doctor Who will sound.

Segun Akinola has taken up the mantle of Doctor Who composer from Murray Gold, promising a sonic revamp of the series when it returns to our screen, including a new version of that iconic theme music.

Here are just a couple of examples of his work, showing off his ability to make dramatic footage feel heroic:

And this eerie soundtrack to the trailer for the 2016 thriller The Trip:

Naturally, he’s very keen to take on this new challenge:

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

• YouTuber Lee Dawson from VG934 has made this cinematic trailer for the Fourth Doctor’s first season:

• Incidentally, Lee is THRILLED about this:

• And there’s fan art too:

• And even this animated Fourth Doctor:

• And the box set contains audio footage of a discussion involving Peter Capaldi (then a teenage Whovian):

• Ask the Doctor:

• Season 11 fan art poster:

David Tennant watches his very first acting job:

• And here’s a teaser trailer for the terrifying “Image of the Fendahl”

• One of the Twelfth Doctor’s most iconic moments:

• Three Doctors at the Emmys:

• Includes two British comedy legends and a song about soccer:

Arthur Darvill will be reading bedtime stories to young children:

• Ten and Rose:

• A two-part story in which the Doctor never gets his round in:

David Bradley as the First Doctor:

• Twelve throws some serious shades:

• This is lovely, how to use Doctor Who to learn English:

• …and, for that matter, to help people access literature:

• This would work as a playing card:

• The Fifth Doctor in 3D:

• And to end this week, how about an emotional trip through the Tenth Doctor’s darkest moments:


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By Fraser McAlpine