‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Russell’s Reign Reviewed

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a sloppy sift through the oyster gunk of fandom to hunt for the finest pearls of creativity and excitement over the past week on social media.

And we begin this week with something that will move the hearts of those fans that have a particular passion for the Ninth and Tenth Doctors.

Last summer, the Whovian YouTuber Gallifreyforever97 made a trailer celebrating the Russell T Davies era of Doctor Who, featuring Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate and a lot of emotions:

More recently, during an online interview, that trailer was played as an intro to the great man himself, Russell T Davies, and it got quite the reaction:

Which just goes to show, fandom and creativity can reach the people who moved you in the first place. That’s the spirit in which these collections of astonishing work are made, to celebrate Doctor Who, to celebrate the people who make Doctor Who, and to celebrate the people who love Doctor Who, too.

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

• British Mothering Sunday always brings out the best in Whovians:

• This frankly tremendous animatic clip of the moment the Doctor discovers what the Master has done to Gallifrey, in “The Timeless Children”:

Big Nine and even bigger Eleven:

Twelve meets Twelve:

• A deeply disturbing AI fake Davros sings “Baka Mita”:

• The Fugitive Doctor in full battle action:

• Someone has given the Doctor Who theme a firm kick in the backside area:

• The Fourth Doctor’s final season is given a retro makeover with these fake Target book covers:

• When Ten got a Cyber upgrade:

The best of Donna Noble, in fanart form:

• No matter how often you watch Doctor Who, fresh details are always there to discover:

• Metal dude shreds all over the Doctor Who theme, and why? Because he can:

• This feels like the kind of boast that is also tragic:

• The Who theme has a synthwave makeover:

• OK, now this HAS to happen. Maybe a Saturday morning kids’ cartoon?

• Big Finish release their multi-Doctor epic, 'The End of the Beginning':

• Anime-zing portrait of the First Doctor:

• Speaking of which, what if Twelve and Bill were in the First Doctor adventure in which they get shrunk to Borrower size? And then, what if that adventure was animated by Studio Ghibli? That’s the sensible question this fan artwork seeks to answer:

• A fan-made trailer for the Fourth Doctor’s battle with the Cybermen:

• Well we’ve all been here, right?

• And to finish this week on a calming note, how about an hour-long ambient video designed to give even the busiest traveller in the temporal realm a moment to catch a breath and maybe even have a cuppa: