'Doctor Who's Day Roundup: Showrunner Showdown!April 17, 2018
Welcome to this week's Doctor Who's Day roundup, an ever evolving, ever expanding mass of fan devotion, creativity and Whovian news drawn from past week on the internet and social media.
And we begin this week with a fantastic BBC Radio 2 interview between Graham Norton and the two men responsible for resurrecting and regenerating Doctor Who over the past 13 years: Russell T Davis and Steven Moffat.
Ostensibly they are there to talk about their Target novelizations — "Rose" and "The Day of the Doctor," but conversation quickly turns to more pressing matters, not the least of which is how Graham Norton managed to sabotage Doctor Who, twice:
But that's not the only thing that happened. One of Graham's other guests that morning was Michael Grade, former controller of BBC One and the man ultimately responsible for canceling the classic series of the show. Clearly this no longer matters, but the three men did take the time for a suitably frosty selfie:
Here it is again, from a slightly different angle
Here's what else has been going on in space and time this week:
• Easily the best thing to happen in ages, David Tennant very nearly meets his biggest fan:
• Impressionist John Culshaw answers Whovian questions:
• Find out how Doctor Who is made:
• Remarkable coloring-in from Clayton Hickman here:
• Speaking of coloring-in:
• "Nobody knows who's who around here..." A trailer for the Fourth Doctor's eerie "The Android Invasion":
• This is a lovely tribute to the Ninth Doctor:
• Happy 60th birthday, Peter Capaldi!
• Don't open that wardrobe:
• The Daleks have become leisure suits in Doctor Who fan film Velocity:
• Yvonne Hartman is back:
• The TARDIS pops up everywhere:
• And to finish this week, how about a remix of the Doctor Who theme that captures both the eerie menace of the 1960s original and the pounding excitement of Murray Gold's more recent interpretations?
Although for sheer hair-raising terror, this Tesla coil version remains definitive: