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As you probably heard over the weekend, the BBC has revealed the Doctor’s newest companion and her name is Bill. Played by Pearl Mackie, Bill is a newcomer to the Doctor and his adventures, which is wonderfully refreshing when she has questions about Daleks and why they’re dangerous.

Something tells me The Doctor’s going to have his hands full with this one.

Oh, and did you notice the Purple Rain shirt? Indeed, Mackie inadvertently used her character’s intro to pay a subtle tribute to Prince. Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell revealed that the video below was filmed nearly two weeks ago.

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Bruce Campbell loves being a jerk (fictionally, anyway) and people would expect a prank from him on April Fools’ Day—but claiming that he was going to be the new American Doctor may have been a step too far for some.

Hope is a fragile thing, Bruce. You broke some hearts with this one.

Hail to the king of April Fools, baby.

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A lot of actors claim to read the comics associated with their films or shows, but Doctor Who‘s Peter Capaldi (better known as the 12th Doctor) proved once again how far his love for the show goes. As any talented gentleman would, the actor created a painting inside of a personalized card meant for comic artist Rachel Stott, whose pen currently graces the pages of the Doctor Who series out by Titan Comics.

Here’s what the good Doctor had to say:

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doctor who wars

This trailer proves that inserting any franchise into The Force Awakens trailer template makes it the must-see movie of the year.

YouTuber VG934 writes:

Being the huge Doctor Who and Star Wars fan that I am, how could I resist the chance to bring these two massive franchises together? Well sort of bring them together, let’s call it Who Wars.

Some may call me late to the party but I must remind you that a Wizard is never late, nor is he early – he arrives precisely when he means to. Alas, I’m no Wizard but the same principle applies.

I think you’re right on time, VG934. Now go make me a full length version.

Check out the trailer below.

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doctor who coloring book

Remember those really cool Harry Potter coloring books? We just learned that a Doctor Who version by the same publisher is about to be released and it’s just as cool.

There’s just one thing I want to know –– what are the consequences of coloring a Weeping Angel?

Check out a preview after the break.

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dalek

Owen James of Maven Industries usually builds and restores custom motorcycles and cars, but James also has a love for all things Doctor Who.

As such, he created this steel Dalek chimenea. It’s cool looking just as a sculpture, but it’s even more beautiful and eerie when it’s fired up. See that in the images below.

Ex-burninate!

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moffat

Over the weekend the website for the Radio Times – Britain’s equivalent to the TV Guide – exclusively announced that current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat would be leaving the show after its 10th season, and revealed that his successor would be Broadchurch / Gracepoint creator Chris Chibnall. They also revealed that season 10 would be airing in the Spring of 2017, meaning we’ll be waiting slightly over a year for Peter Capaldi’s third full season to begin – though we are still getting the prerequisite Christmas special beforehand.

There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s start at the beginning.

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FarSight Studios, the developers of the critically acclaimed Pinball Arcade, want to bring the 1992 Doctor Who pinball machine to their collection of digitized pinball machine simulations. And they need your help.

The pinball machine was originally released by Bally in 1992 and features the first Seven incarnations of the Doctor taking on some of his oldest foes – the Daleks, the Cybermen and, of course, the Master. It was a wonderful fusion of licensing and pinball design, as the rules of the table actually change depending upon which version of the Doctor you choose to play as.

It’s long been held as a pinball classic, and now FarSight want to add it to their ever-growing selection of meticulously recreated pinball machines. But there’s a snag.

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new funko

Funko has debuted a new round of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Doctor Who Pop!s that include favorites like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Captain Jack Harkness, River Song and more.

There’s a soft spot in my heart for Elisabeth Sladen, so it’s very nice to see Sarah Jane get some Funko love too.

See more below.

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Let’s raise a glass to Kenneth Hampton of Hampton’s Hand-Crafted Lightsabers, who built this gorgeously mashed up Time Lord Custom Lightsaber.

If I had one wish, I’d love to see this with a blue emitter, but it’s pretty just the way it is.

See it in action in the video below.

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