‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: ‘My Friends Have Always Been the Best of Me”

Welcome to this week’s Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a Gallifreyan gathering of news and creative fan ideas from a week in social media.

And we begin this week by stopping the show. This week, Whovians celebrated 10 years since The Sarah Jane Adventures first began:

And as if in celebration of this very fact, Margarita Life put together this bittersweet compilation of clips that really gets to the heart of the Doctor’s tumultuous relationship with his companions. It’s all here, the glee and the guilt, the giddy hellos and heartbreaking goodbyes, across five tear-jerking minutes.

It may help, if you’ve been deeply affected, to know that Sarah Jane Smith lives on in the new Torchwood comic book:

Here’s what else has been going on in space and time this week:

• Planning a visit to New York Comic-Con? Keep an eye out for this fellow:

Jake Dudman, the man of a thousand Doctor voices (well, twelve), reads Whovian poetry:

• Doctor Zoo

• Eye-eye, look who’s back:

• The Third Doctor adventure “The Daemons” is given a teaser trailer:

• Doppelgängers and Dusty Springfield:

• Jiving with Rose:

David Tennant’s role in the TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens (alongside Michael Sheen) gave rise to this wry poke at Whovian fandom:

• It’s not you, it’s Me:

• Flower power:


• The eternal battle continues:

• A Tesla coil (or zeusaphone) playing the Who theme will always be cool:

• The Doctor is art:


• And so are Missy and River Song:


• Speaking of Missy:

• The Doctor Who theme gets the superbass treatment:

• As Jane Austen takes her place on the British £10 note, Whovians begin a campaign for representation on other denominations:

• We began with a compilation clip, so let’s end with one too. Here’s a series of slides representing every single Doctor Who story from 1963 until now, the full sweep of the Doctor’s various battles with the forces of unpleasantness (as far as we know):