'Doctor Who's Day Roundup: Regeneration Fanimation
Welcome to this week's Doctor Who's Day roundup; a shallow dive into the deep pool of Whovian creativity, news and silliness from the past week on the internet.
And we begin this week with a remarkable fan-made credits sequence for Jodie Whittaker's first episode. It's the result of a collaboration between graphic designer Stuart Manning, motion designer Jonny Eveson and composer Blair Mowat, and they've rethought the entire sequence to stunning effect:
Jonny even wrote a blog explaining how their ideas came to fruition, including this alternate version, working from a different idea:
Of course, not all fan animation has to be this plush, as this pixellated Thirteen illustrates:
Whereas this is simply master-ful:
Here's what else has been going on in space and time this week:
• Happy anniversary, new Whovians!
• Naturally, the anniversary of "Rose" has spurred fans on to new heights of invention. For example, here's thirteen years, condensed into one 78-second thrill ride:
• Or this moment between the Ninth Doctor and (ahem) rose:
• And this superb fan art:
• And look, soon you'll get to start the whole adventure again in book form:
• Not like this, this is a spoof:
• And while we're larking about with Target book covers:
• Mixital wants your Rory stories:
• What it feels like to find a lost Doctor Who episode:
• Feline scared yet?
• Doctor Who meets Orphan Black:
• The Twelfth Doctor gives good rock'n'roll advice:
• And he's no slouch at posing with a guitar either:
• Now we need to see Thirteen in Six's rainbow coat:
• No, not that coat:
• Speaking of Thirteen...
• And here she is again:
• Good work!
• This is lovely, the letter Doctor Who co-creator Sydney Newman wrote to Carole Ann Ford—who played the Doctor's granddaughter Susan—in reply to her letter thanking him for the experience:
• Fez AND bow tie. That's cool squared:
• Clara's Victorian dress recreated:
• A trip into the TARDIS here:
• That's not a sonic banana, is it?
• And finally, who fancies ending this week on a ukulele singalong with Peter Capaldi?