‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: The Pivot Planet
Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, an enormous pair of arms around fandom’s greatest creations over the last seven days on social media, with a smattering of news and Whovian gossip to spice things up.
We begin this week with something rather good, which leans heavily on fandom’s greatest asset — the restrictions around trying to make something Doctor Who related while not actually being the acclaimed television show Doctor Who.
YouTuber RabidAnimations has spent most of this year creating short, pithy Doctor Who animated stories using the online animation platform Pivot:
As you’ll see, each episode is no more than three minutes long and does not contain any dialogue or soundtrack music…
So you can’t be put off by hearing voices that don’t correspond to anyone’s idea of who the Doctor is, or music that works better in other stories…
Which means each episode can get directly to the point very quickly…
And that means we can put an entire season in one place….
And it won’t take more than 15 minutes to watch the lot!
Hat’s off, everyone!
Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:
• Noel Clarke has won a special BAFTA Award, and his speech was a wonder to behold:
• Even pixels can’t make this terrifying story cute:
• Don’t read this at bedtime:
• Dalek color perception must be affected by all that blue, surely?
• This rather splendid attempt at a new Doctor Who credit sequence:
• The bumptious angle of that boot is just perfect:
• A rare moment of peace for these two:
• Time to dig out your carpentry tools, bookworms:
• No, THOSE are attack eyebrows:
• Rory rides again:
• An even rarer moment of peace for these two. A one-off, you might say:
• How to make a slice of tree become timey wimey:
• What adventures they would have (part 1):
• The barnstorming Twelfth Doctor:
• What adventures they would have (part 2):
• A heartfelt tribute to Jacqui Tyler, queen of everything:
• But let’s finish this week with something exceptional in both concept and execution, but brilliantly pointless too.
Here’s a series of one-line summaries of every story in classic Doctor Who, taken from the scripts of the similarly beloved long-running sci-fi epic Red Dwarf — I don’t know why, you don’t know why, but it’s great and that is that: