"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.’”
Mr Hanshaw thought it was “a wind-up” when Moffat’s fellow executive producer Brian Minchin got in touch. “I had to pinch myself because I didn’t know if it was really happening,” he says.
“It’s one of those stories about people putting something on YouTube - it’s usually a musician this happens to. They put a performance on there and they get picked up by a label. “It’s a similar kind of story. I thought, these things don’t generally happen.”
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Thank you all soooooooooooooo much for joining us for our livetumblring of the Doctor Who Series 8 US-premiere Deep Breath!
It was a long time coming yet it seemed to go by so fast!
If you’re watching on bbcamerica keep watching for the world premiere of intrudersbbca followed by the Doctor Who live post-show, After Who Live with nerdist's Chris Hardwick, Mark Gatiss, Dan Starkey (Strax!), Alton Brown, and nataliemorales!
We are still tagging our Deep Breath posts with #dw spoilers and #deep breath so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, block those tags. (Unless you’re already blocking those which means you’re not reading this post so there’s no point in you reading these words.)
In the meantime, enjoy the After Who! We’ll be in our dash all night looking at your reactions and sending things up to the blog here and there.
Cheers, you hugging persons you!
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BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!”Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community?While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there.With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers.
I’m working on bringing you much larger prints in time for Fanboy Expo in September :) Sonic for scale.