The tenth anniversary trailer (2005-2015)

On March 26th 2005, almost 10 year ago and after a break of 9 years, The Doctor returned. His first word was “run” and he has done it for the last decade. This fan-made “trailer” was created by David from the VG934 YouTube channel and it is a celebration of those 10 years, 8 great series and a few incarnations of the Doctor. Only a Time Lord would celebrate the 10 years anniversary after the 50th anniversary.

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Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper’s first big scene together

To celebrate 10 years, the first decade, of New Doctor Who this week the people managing the Doctor Who Youtube channel are travelling back in time with some special videos and even some brand new artwork.

The first stop is July 2004, the day when Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper were recording their first big dialogue scene in Central London. The scene was taken from Doctor Who Confidential Series 1.

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Is Time Travel possible?

Is Time Travel really possible? In the following clip, part of The science of Doctor Who series, the professor Brian Cox – a confirmed Doctor Who fan – undertakes an experiment with a light showing that time moves faster for a stationary clock than a moving clock, which appears to move more slowly over the same length of time. His conclusion is that time travel is possible, but only into the future!

We only need a TARDIS to show how wrong he is. :)

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BBC Writersroom Steven Moffat interview

The 11 minutes interview with Steven Moffat is from 2013, but it was uploaded on Youtube only last month by the BBC Writer’s Room. The executive producer and head writer of Doctor Who and co-creator and executive producer of Sherlock talks about how, where, when, what and why he writes. With some interesting details.

Notable points of interest include: he has a Weeping Angel in his garden, he’s a terrific fan of TV comedy, he can’t sing, Doctor Who’sBlink” and Sherlock’s “A Scandal In Belgravia” were both shot in the same house.

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Listen by Legs Nose Robinson – Original Trock (Time Lord Rock)

From the same Time Lords that brought you Hey Missy, Legs Nose Robinson presents something new, something else entirely: their latest single, perhaps the first ever true [TARDIS] blue Trock anthem, Listen, is like nothing Doctor Who fans have ever heard before. Inspired by the episode with the same name, “Listen” has three times the length of the Hey Missy and absolutely none of the comforting familiarity of their first one-hit-wonder. But Legs Nose Robinson is sure that this song will leave Whovians everywhere saying, “Wait, that was just too many ‘feels.’” and, “But I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Clara”…oh yeah, they totally kind of imply going there.

Have you
Ever spoken
To yourself
When no one is there
Have you
Felt the presence
And the chill
But no one’s standing near you
Because the hand that is felt
Is never seen
Afraid to look
And afraid to scream
It’s with you always
It’s in your dreams
Hiding there
Always just beneath

It doesn’t matter what’s really there
You’re never alone no not anywhere

Listen, listen
We’re all afraid of the dark
No matter, what age
We’re all still kids at heart
Fear takes, and fear makes
Companions of us all
So listen
Listen to it all

Hey, hey
Oh what’s that sound
And what does it sound like
When no one’s around
Hey, oh
What’s by your side
And what’s the thing
That keeps you up at night
Hey, hey (Maybe just maybe)
What is that sound (We’re never alone)
And what does it sound like (Never alone)
When no one’s around (Not anywhere)
Hey, oh (Maybe just maybe)
What’s by your side (We’re never alone)
And what’s the thing (Never alone)
That keeps you up at night (Not anywhere)

You’ll always wonder what’s underneath
Can you listen long enough to see

(Chorus x 2)

Fear can take you
And fear can break you
But fear can make you
Into what you are listen

It’s alright to
Be afraid and
Sometimes ask
Yourself what you are

Time ticks time tocks time turns time locks
Time flows time flies time flees time lies
Sometimes time moves and it it
Changes what you are
So Lay back down and

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Doctor Who Series 9 alternative opening title sequence and credits from 1899

The Vimeo user Nereusmedia thought about how Doctor Who would have been like if it was made in the earliest eras of movies and filmed entertainment: he has made two clips showing the Season Nine credit sequence as it might have looked if it was made sometimes in the past.

First there was this series zero 1936 to 1957 version, with eccentric clockwork and a slightly out-of-breath version of the theme tune: let’s watch Doctor Who Series 9 alternative opening title sequence from an alternate universe. This video is meant to have the feel of TV from that era and it was inspired by features of the Series 8 title sequence, with the gears and some of the implied motion styles.

Doctor Who Series 9 Alternative Opening Title Sequence (Series Zero 1936-1957) from nereusmedia on Vimeo.

Then Doctor Who credits as if from 1899, complete with piano accompaniment, has come though on the same channel: the user has imagined that Doctor Who first aired as a silent movie in 1899. Not without problems: the Police Telephone Boxes were called Police Signal Boxes at the time, and that period of time was the dawn of film so special effects were very simple and bizarre. The user chose a pinwheel as the symbol of time travel, with an 1890’s Glasgow Police Signal Box as the TARDIS, complete with sparks and black smoke spewing out the bottom. When the TARDIS does materialize in London its in a puff of smoke, in a nod to the early silent films that had lots of this kind of magic effect. The audio piano track was sped up a bit, to give it that 78 rpm feel from the time, along with a bundle of make it old like effects. Seems to have a bit of steampunk to it as well. Just a bit of fun.

Steampunk Doctor Who? Imagining Doctor Who as a Silent Movie from 1899 (Series 9 Alternate Title Sequence) from nereusmedia on Vimeo.

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The First Farewell with full HD colourisation

The Youtube user John Smith has always been fascinated by restorations of old movies, so I thought I’d finally give it a go. This is his attempt at restoring, in full 16:9 High Definition Colour, one of the most famous speeches in Doctor Who history.

Done with After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere. Music: Goodbye Susan – An Adventure in Space and Time.

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Weapons of Past Destruction – Comic Book Series with the ninth Doctor

Weapons of Past Destruction, the brand-new 5 part mini-series comics starring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston was written by the co-author of bestselling ‘Who-ology’, Cavan Scott. The Ninth Doctor is back: leaving World War II behind, he, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market! Now the threat of a new temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?

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Peter Davison in Studio 10

Peter Davison was the Fifth Doctor and he participated to a show in Studio 10!

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Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue #484

Doctor Who Magazine dwm issue 484Packed with exclusive photos and interviews, Doctor Who Magazine issue#484  is on sale tomorrow, Thursday 5 March 2015, priced £4.99. In this issue the comic strip continues; showrunner Steven Moffat answers more readers’ questions talking a little about the direction the Twelfth Doctor will be heading in Series 9, The Fact of Fiction puts another story under the microscope, all the latest merchandise is previewed and reviewed; plus in-depth interviews and features, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more.

In the interview Steven Moffat states: “We’re not bringing him back exactly the same as we left him, at all. I think that was already evident at Christmas. He’s left some of the burden of being the superhero of the universe behind. Also, Peter magnifies anything that is dark. So I’m pushing him – I’m writing quite funny this year – I’m pushing him the other way.

He’s also got a Scottish gloom about him. If you gave him a Matt Smith script, it would come out very, very differently. I think it was great fun to do for a year. But no, that’s not how we’re going to play the rest of him.”

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Gallifrey One interviews Ellis George (Courtney Woods)

Ro Sahebi talked to Ellis George (Courtney Woods in Kill the Moon) from Doctor Who. In the next video Courtney talks about working with Peter Capaldi and the dynamic of their relationship on and off screen.

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Talking to Tom Baker

During a studio recording session the guys from Big Finish Production managed to sit down and chat with the amazing Tom Baker. The actor told them about his amazing battles with aliens, Daleks, Cybermen and Zygons all from the comfort of the Big Finish studio stool! Tom also shared fond memories from his time as The Doctor as well as the people who worked along side him which he knew and loved.

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Time War Chronicles – The beginning & final day

The beginning: the first installment of Babelcolour‘s Time War Chronicles: The Time Lords make a pre-emptive strike, Skaro is destroyed and renewed, Davros is killed and resurrected, the Doctor dies and regenerates, president Rassilon is resurrected, the Master is resurrected but flees the War, the Time Lock is engaged, the Cult of Skaro remove themselves from the War in a void ship and secure the Genesis Ark and Dalek Caan flies back into the heart of the Time War.

The final day: the last installment of Babelcolour‘s Time War Chronicles: the Fall of Arcadia, the theft of the Moment, a drumbeat is sent back in time to the infant Master, Gallifrey teleports to Earth, Rassilon is defeated, the Moment brings Doctors 10 & 11 to Gallifrey, the Time-Lines are changed, a sneak peek at The Ten Doctors Part 4, Gallifrey is frozen in an instant of time.

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Walker Stalker Con San Francisco Bohemian Rhapsody

This video is once-in-a-lifetime moment with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as they sing Bohemian Rhapsody Walker Stalker Con at a fan’s request.

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The battle for Gallifrey, cinema trailer & Star Trek crossover

This is a movie everyone wouldd like to see: a Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover trailer for “The Battle for Gallifrey” by Theta Sigma Productions.

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David Tennant: Broadchurch not like Doctor Who

Do you remember David Tennant adding lyrics to Broadchurch theme? Well.. this is the same text, but with appropriate images! The audio has now been set to footage from the show, but not Doctor Who, because it’s nothing like Doctor Who.


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David Tennant & a basket of kittens

This video is a part of Doctor Who Confidential series 3: David Tennant welcomes some very different cast members to the set of Gridlock. WARNING! This clip contains extreme cuteness.

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Broadcast In Space? – Life on other Planets?

Did you know that Doctor Who was broadcast in space from the very first episode, in November 1963? That signal is now 51 light years and some months away because the radio waves are traveling with the speed of light. Is heat the key to finding extra-terrestrial life? And more importantly are their aliens out there somewhere watching An Unearthly Child? Brian Cox investigates in the video below.

The first part is here:

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Michelle Gomez returning as Missy

Yes… she’s back in Doctor Who. After being an instant hit during the last series, Michelle Gomez is filming in Cardiff this period series 9’s opening two episodes, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.  The story is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat and directed by Blink’s Hettie Macdonald.

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Kate O’Mara – Questions from the TARDIS Tin

30 years ago this month, the villainous Rani first stepped onto british TV screens. Doctor Who team caught up with the late Kate O’Mara at the Doctor Who 50th Celebration in November 2013, and quizzed her about her wonderful time on the show.

These are her answers.

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From The Master to Missy, from Delgado to Gomez

This video is a new tribute and trailer for the Master who became Missy due to popular request.

During the decades, the Master was played by Roger Delgado, Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Alex Macqueen (The new Big Finish adventure Master), Derek Jacobi, John Simm and Michelle Gomez.

Music:  Alliance Music – End Maker, cover image by Daniel Skorka

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TARDIS Dematerialisation – VFX Shot

Since the TARDIS’ dematerialisation effect has remained largely unchanged for the past 50 years, John Smith thought it might be interesting to try out a new approach. So this is his attempt at capturing what travelling through time and space might look like from the point of view of the TARDIS – from take-off to landing, all in one shot.

He’s done a startlingly good job, right?

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Doctor Who Experience regenerated: behind the scenes

Half term is coming and the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff is the perfect place to have your own interactive adventure with the Doctor. Let’s check out Peter filming his part for the Experience in this behind the scenes video.

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Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 483

Issue 483 of Doctor Who Magazine will be on sale from Thursday 5 February 2015 and it includes interviews with Mummy on the Orient Express director Paul Wilmshurst and actor Peter Purves (Steven Taylor in the 1960s episodes), and features on Marco Polo (1964) and The Androids of Tara (1978).

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 483

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Florida HomeOwners’ Association says the TARDIS has to go

Well… what can I say. That’s United States, folks – a homeowners’ association from Florida says this driveway is not the place and time for a model of the TARDIS, or time machine, from the TV series Doctor Who.

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Fan-made opening titles

Opening titles for the War Doctor, played by John Hurt. Theme by JWHO Films, credit to CHMagIII VFX and Jack Willett.

What if Doctor Who series was called Missy Who and happening in some alternate Universe, parallel with the one we are living in? Did you ever wondered what it would be like if the series was about the Master and instead was called Missy Who?! This is WhovianDoctor11‘s interpretation of the title sequence (inspired by 1980s Doctor Who) but with a twist.

Original concept ‘Glass’ title sequence, a remix of the proper current title sequence (and theme tune too) by CloisterProductions, on a theme of breaking glass:

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David Tennant adds lyrics to Broadchurch theme

David Tennant, the former Doctor, adds amazing comedy lyrics to the haunting Broadchurch TV show theme song. The Tenth Doctor spent the morning co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with his mate Christian O’Connell.

It was nothing like Doctor Who, so that’s nice…

It stars me and Arthur Darvill – who played Rory – but it’s nothing like Doctor Who…

And nobody’s noticed Gwen from Torchwood, because it isn’t Doctor Who…

Or that young journalist, who was also once in Doctor Who… as was the psychotherapist – and Olivia Colman… but like I say, it’s nothing like Doctor Who…

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Come and join the adventure with the Doctor Who Experience

The Independent has named the Doctor Who Experience as one of the 10 best places for sci-fi and fantasy fans to visit this year. That’s fantastic.

There are Doctor Who Experience tickets on sale now: it has reopened following a successful regeneration, and you can be part of a new adventure with the Doctor.

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Let It Go, the Dr Who karaoke version by Arthur Darvill

Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams from Doctor Who) performs ‘The Ballad Of Arthur Darvill’, sung to the tune of Let It Go from Frozen for the Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio 1. It’s fun, listem him! Let him go and be whatever he wants to be and be whoever character he wants to play.

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Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 482

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 482Issue 482 of Doctor Who Magazine is published on Thursday 8 January 2015.
Jenna Coleman is being interviewed: Clara’s heart lies with the Doctor. She can’t give him up.
Plus: Rachel Talalay on directing Missy and Freddy Krueger, the greatest show in the Galaxy, 1970s script writer David Fisher, comic strip action.
Peter Purves: The legendary Blue Peter presenter reveals all about his time in the TARDIS.

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