‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Who’s Next?
Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a sort of intergalactic gumbo made from the choicest of ingredients, including fan creativity, news and commentary from the past seven days on the internet and social media.
And what a week it has been. It started with the news that Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall will be leaving Doctor Who once the new season and special episodes are done. You can read the full story here.
Fan reactions have been emotional, to say the least. Tributes to Jodie’s portrayal of the Thirteenth Doctor are coming thick and fast:
And this is a nice reminder that Thirteen’s time has not been fleeting:
Fans have been trying out a few new names and title sequences to see which one they like best:
Some are more feasible than others, to be honest:
This feels worth mentioning too:
Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:
• This absolutely astonishing Dalek animation, fan-made, beautifully directed and scripted, with excellent sound design and really very, very good all round:
• In case you were under the impression that Whovians take life (or Loki) too seriously:
• The teaser trailer for Season 13 has been made into a cartoon:
• I feel like this suit was colored with that shade of brown on purpose:
• This fan-made trailer for the shadowy Big Finish adventure “The Day of the Vashta Nerada,” starring the Eighth Doctor:
• Speaking of Big Finish:
• While we’re off inventing new Doctor Who-related TV ideas, how about this?
• Feeling board?
• These Whovian line drawings are, well, out of this world:
• What if the Second Doctor regenerated on the floor of the TARDIS, like the First Doctor had done?
• Three and the Master at their dapper best:
• Thirteen meets a Drashig:
• And finds a forest:
• The Doctor Who theme reimagined for Theramin and plumbing:
• But let’s finish this week with a delightfully edited moment of fan service. We’re used to seeing all of the various Doctors arrive at the key dramatic moment in “The Day of the Doctor,” but what if we could flesh that moment out with far more interactions between her many past incarnations? And what if doing so would send a message to all fandom about the eternal and ongoing potential of Doctor Who?
Well, here is that very thing, beautifully done: