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The Doctor Who series 8 titles are based on a Fan made video…

July 15th, 2014 by Saxon Comments

With the teaser trailer debuting a few days ago, excitement for the new series of Doctor Who is ramping up.  But this latest revelation has left some on the fence…

Yes in a story which all but confirms the Beeb are out of ideas, the opening titles for the new series will be based on a fan video.  This was confirmed after those who read the leaked BBC scripts last week noted in the credits that the new titles are  from “BBC Wales Graphics based on original idea by Billy Hanshaw”.  Who is Billy Hanshaw?  Well, he’s a media professional and Doctor Who fan who put together an opening title spec for the show in his free time, and uploaded it to youtube.  Check it out for yourself below and let us know what you think.

So expect the new titles to have a clock based theme – with cogs and gears spinning around the time vortex.  While it is nice to see someone getting credited rather than the BBC claiming that its all a coincidence, its fascinating to see the level of work that a fan puts in over those actually hired to create the titles.

The Doctor returns in Deep Breath on August 23rd.

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