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Puffin UK has re-released its series of Doctor Who novellas with beautiful new cover art. Each book is about a different doctor and features a minimalist design of that Doctor’s outfit. Stories are penned by an amazing roster of authors that includes Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, and Richelle Mead. The series is currently available for preorder in a slipcased set on Amazon and is slated to be available on US shores on November 18th.

See the rest of the covers after the break.

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We have twelve numbered Doctors now, and that’s enough Time Lords to mark every hour on the clock. Reddit users and fans of Doctor Who realized that and came together to modify art by Matt Ferguson into one piece featuring 12 different images of the Doctors. The rotating wallpaper can be put on your computer and synced up with the clock so that a different Doctor is in the spotlight every hour. Fancy!

Art updated by Redditors CritterNYC and stevensydan.

Head on over to Reddit for advice on how to synch it up with the clock on your computer.

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Lots of Doctors exist in pop culture. Doc Brown, The Doctor, Dr. Horrible – the list goes on. There are so many it’s hard to know which ones you can trust. Thankfully, College Humor has put together a chart to help you with the “Should You Trust That Doctor?” dilemma. They’ve plotted different Doctors according to professional training and personality. Personally, I’d just go with the Doctor because hello, TARDIS, but everyone has to make his/her own decision..

(via Neatorama)

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While I appreciate Stephen Amell’s physical attributes, the thing that’s turned me into a real fan is his Facebook page. He interacts with his fans and posts some killer content.

One example is illustrated above. The other one is for Doctor Who fans and can be viewed after the break…

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As a Doctor Who fan, I am both fascinated and horrified by this Cassandra recreation, which is sort of how I feel about Cassandra herself, so I think that’s probably good.

Also, like Cassandra, this creation is made with something that is both loved and reviled, depending on the person viewing it: a Furby.

I’m really hoping she gets a vocal track by the end. She really needs to say, “Moisturize me!”.

You can see more pictures and a video after the break.

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Minecraft players and builders have added some fan-made Doctor Who touches, but the franchise is officially coming to the game in September. You have to play the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft to gain access to the Whovian additions, but it sounds like switching would be worth it. There will be several characters available according to Xbox:

Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 11th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride!

(via Topless Robot)

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Doctor Who becomes Doctor Loo with this cozy TARDIS toilet installed by Warmley Waiting Room. The Bristol cafe is alongside the Bristol to Bath cycle path, and when the owners of the cafe purchased a replica TARDIS, they figured why not make it functional? The inside of the TARDIS features Victorian decor, and the light on the top is rigged to a motion sensor and indicates whether the toilet is in use. They have a doorbell installed in the cafe that makes the whooshing TARDIS noise, and they like to set it off when people are getting their photo taken with the TARDIS.

I imagine the TARDIS will bring some new faces to the cafe. I’ve certainly added it to my list for whenever I make it across the pond.

Image via Warmley Waiting Room’s Twitter

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In September of 2013, motion graphics designer Billy Hanshaw uploaded his fan made title sequence for Doctor Who to YouTube as a way to show off his work for potential clients, and it worked better than he ever could have hoped. We said the BBC should take note, and they did.

According to BBC News, Stephen Moffat saw the video and Hanshaw was asked to work with the BBC to create the title sequence for the new season:

“Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube,” Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat explained at a recent fan event in New York.

“I happened across it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘OK, we’re going to do that one.’”

Hanshaw made a great observation which, I think, makes this title sequence so engaging:

“The doctor is a Time Lord, he’s not a Space Lord. A lot of people have said that cogs and clocks are an obvious metaphor to use. But if it’s so obvious, why hasn’t it be done before?”

Quite right.

Check out his original video after the break.

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Doctor Who returned this weekend with the premiere for season 8 and the introduction of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. His first adventure with Jenna Coleman put them into Victorian London with a dinosaur. Naturally. To promote the new season, BBC One plopped a crashed TARDIS and dinosaur bones in London’s Parliament Square. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman even made a made a surprise appearance at the site on Friday.

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The Series 8 premiere of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi taking over as the Twelfth Doctor is almost upon us. His puppet version, however, has already arrived in the latest episode of Doctor Puppet. The webseries, created and animated by Alisa Stern, has been chronicling the adventures of Doctor Puppet in his various incarnations. The new Doctor gets a warm welcome in this adorable episode titled Striking Twelve.

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