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UPDATED: Let’s help those stuck at home with an epic Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor watch along this Saturday

March 18th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Now this is something we could get behind.

Doctor Who Magazine’s Emily Cook has taken to Twitter to suggest an at least temporary respite to the whole shut-in/quarantine/self-isolation dilemma.

Emily Cook has taken to Twitter (below) to get the ball rolling on a proposed Who At Home event:

So I’ve had an idea… This Saturday 21 March let’s simulcast The Day of the Doctor from our homes starting at 7pm. Use #SaveTheDay to join a live chat! Who’s up for it?

What a great idea!

So, at 7pm (GMT) this Saturday, Whovians should sit down and watch the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor on Netflix, iplayer, bluray, whatever and using the hashtag #SaveTheDay get involved in the fun on the ol’ social media.

Sounds great, right!?

Cook said: “The thinking behind it is that in the absence of any new Doctor Who on TV now series 12 has finished, and given the fact that many people are stuck at home self-isolating and not able to go out for any entertainment, I wanted to find a positive way of using the power of Doctor Who to keep fans interacting.”

The special was written by then showrunner Steven Moffat and starred Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt as The Doctor (look, you know or you don’t) and it was superb fun.

“If it works and is a success, I’m definitely going to plan more of these ‘Who at Home’ simulcasts in the weeks to come, giving fans who are joining in the chance to vote on which episodes they’d like to watch together next,” Cook adds.

So, Who’s up for it? I certainly am… see yuo then?


Ahead of the watch last night writer Steven Moffat and stars Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey (Madame Vastra and Strax) got together with a massive budget of, well, zero and put together this fun little accompanying short:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….