The biggest news of the week is the forthcoming BBC release of an animated reconstruction of the 1966 long-missing regeneration epic “The Power of the Daleks”. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. The episode is introduced by the Second Doctor himself.
The official trailer. The full story is here: http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/an-i-mate-the-power-of-the-daleks-celebrates-50th-anniversary-with-animated-reconstruction
The original trailer, from 50 years ago.
This classic Dalek adventure, featuring Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor, will be released later this year on BBC Store, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One (November 5), and then on DVD.
Something very odd, brilliantly odd: one night, bored YouTuber SimplyAnna decided to play the Doctor Who theme on her otamatone (a musical instrument shaped like a note on a stave, that you blow into). The result is the sort of buzzing fizziness, and you can enjoy it right now.
A fan-made fact file on the First Doctor, putting together all the information we have on his early years in the order in which he had experienced it, from his childhood to his travels in time and space.
The idea is interesting: they are friends, they are enemies (from time to time), they are both Time Lords. The following video is about the idea of the Master and the Doctor being brothers, to help celebrate The Master for #MonsterMonth of July 2016 with the Doctor Who team.
What if the First Doctor’s tenure was treated to a movie-style trailer? This clip answers that question. It’s a fan-made trailer for the era of the First Doctor, William Hartnell, and the first years of the show.
Music: A New Nightmare – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 Remake Trailer Music
Do you know or remember the 1963 opening titles? This is how the next season (10th of New Who) would look like in 1963 style.
The Doctor is good with children, it’s one of his most admirable well-known characteristics, and so when a nervous young six-year-old dressed as the Eleventh Doctor gets a chance to ask Peter Capaldi a question at Dallas Comic-Con, the answer he receives is indistinguishable from the kind of thing the Doctor himself would have said. So, when K asks Peter how to grow up and be part of Doctor Who the answer is inspiring.
YouTube user Jeremy Lee decided that he wanted to build a vortex manipulator, the miniature time machine like the one seen on the wrists of Captain Jack Harkness, River Song and Clara Oswald. So he created a fully working home-made Whovian smartwatch, using a Raspberry Pi and quite a bit of digging in a toy version of Captain Jack’s former mode of transportation.
It shouldn’t have fit, this was supposed to be a ‘prototype build’ to test out the concepts, but it came together far better than the fan expected. A lot of X-windows is tricky to use without a proper keyboard, the difficult things can be done over SSH or VNC, but otherwise it is a quite functional machine.