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New ‘Doctor Who’ Title Sequence Based on Fan-Made Video

New ‘Doctor Who’ Title Sequence Based on Fan-Made Video


Bosses behind Doctor Who have based the British sci-fi show’s new title sequence on graphics put together by a fan.

Graphics expert Billy Hanshaw from Leeds, England made the sequence as a training exercise for his job and uploaded the clip on video sharing website YouTube.

The piece caught the attention of the TV show’s boss Steven Moffat, who decided to use Hanshaw’s work to create the new official version.

Moffat says, “Hanshaw created this title sequence, put it up on YouTube. I happened to cross it, and it was the only new title idea I’d seen since 1963. We got in touch with him, and said, ‘Okay, we’re going to do that one’.”

The sequence will air when the new series, starring Peter Capaldi, who recently received a warm welcome from New York fans, as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord, begins on August 23.

Photo Credit: BBC

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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