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‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Putting the Art Into Cartoon

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a kind of intergalactic soup made from the finest Whovian stuff from the past week on social media and the internet at large. This week, we’re kicking things off with a look at the various ways Who fan artists have rendered the series as if was a […]


‘Doctor Who’: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘Rosa’

“Rosa” is a story that aims to fulfill one of Doctor Who’s earliest mission statements; namely to provide historical information to younger viewers in a way that goes beyond simple re-enactment. It is also a groundbreaking story for the show, putting a fresh moral spin on the Doctor’s involvement in historical events and breaking new […]


‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Here Come the Drums

(Photos: BBC) Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a virtual mixtape of the past week’s Whovian comings and goings across the internet and social media. This week, we’re beginning on a grand scale. Starting with the revelation that — as far as Doctor Who is concerned at least — The Master is 50! […]


‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Russian Revolution

(Photos: BBC) Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s day roundup, a seasonal slice of Gallifreyan trifle, layered up with all the best news, fan creativity and daftness across the last week in social media. And, despite this being the week in which the Doctor escaped from prison, welcomed back Captain Jack Harkness, and said goodbye […]


‘Doctor Who’ Gallery: The Evolution of Dalek Design

(Photo: BBC) The creation of the Dalek design has two mythologies: the one within the reality of Doctor Who that sees despotic inventor Davros taking his own wheelchair and adding weaponry, a helmet and an eyestalk, and the one within the reality of, well, reality. In that version, designer Ray Cusick illustrated how Daleks should […]


‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: The Doctor’s Marvelous Adventure

Merry Christmas! And welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a stocking full of Whovian astonishment taken from the last week on the internet and social media. We begin this week with something very festive and rather special. The YouTuber 3ddoctorwho has been experimenting with claymation, and on Christmas Eve released this clip as […]


‘Doctor Who’ Quiz: Christmas of the Daleks

(Photo: Joshua Herrera/Unsplash/BBC) The Doctor Who universe has been enormously influenced by Christmas, although it is still considered to be largely a human institution. But what of the Doctor’s notorious enemies, the Daleks? What do they do for the holidays? And can you be sure there aren’t any Skaronians hidden in your midst as you […]

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