Monthly Roundup #20 - August 2017

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Monthly Roundup #20 - August 2017

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This Month In Videos

After July's bumper edition, here's a little roundup for August because I'm allowed a holiday, right? 

FiveWhoFans - Doctor Who: Paper Dolls

At night the Paper Dolls come out to play... I put together a little fun (and slightly spooky) video to celebrate the launch of Doctor Who: Paper Dolls. 

In Other News

Doctor Who: Paper Dolls is out now! 

Doctor Who: Paper Dolls is now on shelves! It includes all twelve doctors, a range of companions and characters, and more than fifty different outfits accompanied by captions and trivia for each! As well as cosplay tips by me! Doctor Who: Paper Dolls is available to by online and in all good bookshops. Big thanks to Forbidden Planet London for having myself and co-author Simon Guerrier in to sign some copies! 

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Upcoming event: Russell T Davies and James Goss in conversation

I'm very much looking forward to interviewing Russell T Davies and James Goss at Foyles on 13th September. Tickets and info here.

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That's all folks!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for September's roundup.

Until then, have a great September!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #19 - July 2017

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Monthly Roundup #19 - July 2017

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Series 10 Review - The Aftershow

It's time to reflect on Doctor Who Series 10, analyse Top of the Locks and fondle the TARDIS! Feat. Luke Spillane and Cameron K McEwan.

FiveWhoFans - Alternate Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls

We've been running a series called "Alternate Doctor Who" throughout Series 10 where the gang find themselves in weird alternate universes where Doctor Who is a bit... well, weird. Will we make it back to the real world? Find out in this thrilling conclusion!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Thirteenth Doctor Reaction

Unless you've been living in a hole the past few weeks, you will have heard the new Doctor is going to be played by Jodie Whittaker - yes, a female! Luke Spillane and I recorded our reactions to the news which you can see here.

FiveWhoFans - The Thirteenth Doctor Auditions

Here's a silly sketch I made with Tom Rees Kaye about the auditions for the Thirteenth Doctor.

"Earlier this year, new Doctor Who showrunner, Chris Chibnall accidentally emailed FiveWhoFans instead of his casting director. Three weeks later, a USB arrived on his doorstep... here are the contents of that USB."

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - LGBTQ In The Worlds Of Doctor Who

We mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales with a special discussion of LGBTQ in the worlds of Doctor Who. Featuring Waris Hussein, Benjamin Cook, Bethany Black and Alex (TorchwoodBoy). Produced, presented and edited by me! 

In Other News

Why Bill Potts Proves Positive LGBT+ Representation Matters

After Series 10 of Doctor Who aired which included the show's first openly lesbian companion, Bill Potts, I felt inspired to write about how the character has helped people and why LGBT+ representation matters (with fan tweets!). You can read it here

Artwork by Graeme Neil Reid

Artwork by Graeme Neil Reid

Pride in London

I marched with BBC Pride in the parade at London Pride this year. Thanks to everyone who turned up to support us! 

London Film and Comic Con

I attended London Film and Comic Con this month cosplaying the the new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker (in her reveal outfit nonetheless!). It's amazing what a cheap wig and second hand coat can do! 

That's all folks!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for August's roundup.

Until then, have a great August!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #18 - June 2017

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Monthly Roundup #18 - June 2017

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This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Millenium FX’s Gary Pollard Talks Series 10 Monsters - The Aftershow

We chat to Gary Pollard from Millennium FX about The Lie of the Land and how he created the Monks, as well as many more monsters from Doctor Who Series 10.

FiveWhoFans - Alternate Doctor Who: The Lie of the Land

My second video for Alternate Doctor Who on FiveWhoFan is here! Only Bill Potts can see the truth... Feat. Jake Dudman.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Matt Lucas and Mark Gatiss - The Aftershow

We chat Empress of Mars with writer Mark Gatiss and Nardole himself, Matt Lucas.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Rebecca Benson Talks The Eaters of Light - The Aftershow

We chat to Rebecca Benson about playing Kar in The Eaters of Light!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Brian Minchin Talks World Enough And Time - The Aftershow

We chat Doctor Who's other Executive Producer Brian Minchin about episode 11 of Series 10, World Enough and Time!

Epic Who - Coming Out Of The TARDIS

I had a really interesting chat with Edward Russell about LGBT+ issues and Doctor Who in this fab video by Tom Matt Dix from Epic Who.

Doctor Who - FULL Q&A With Pearl Mackie & Steven Moffat - #DWFinaleCountdown - Doctor Who: Series 10

I had a really fab evening guest presenting live from the Doctor Who Finale Countdown at the Wales Millennium Centre for BBC One's Facebook page! You can catch up on the live stream below.

In Other News

Doctor Who: Paper Dolls

I received an advance copy of Doctor Who Paper Dolls this month! Costume facts, cosplay tips and hours of crafty fun! Out in August. Pre-order here

Big Finish - The Lives of Captain Jack

Last year, I did some lines for new Big Finish range, "The Lives of Captan Jack" which was released this month! Buy on CD and download and find out more about The Lives of Captain Jack here

Oh, and there's a behind the scenes video too:

Say hello to my kitties!

My two furry babies, Biscuit and Hope moved in this month! Aren't they pretty? You can find more kitty goodness on their Instagram account here

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That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for July's roundup.

Until then, have a great July!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #17 - May 2017

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Monthly Roundup #17 - May 2017

This Month In Videos

FiveWhoFans - Alternate Doctor Who: Thin Ice

My first video for "Alternate Doctor Who" on FiveWhoFans is here! The Doctor and Bill crack their coldest case yet in Thin Ice!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - David Suchet and Mike Bartlett - The Aftershow

Knock Knock! Who's there? It's the Landlord himself, David Suchet and writer Mike Bartlett to chat about the episode 4 of Series 10. 

Doctor Who The Fan Show - Jamie Mathieson, Mimi Ndiweni & Kieran Bew - The Aftershow

We speak to writer Jamie Mathieson and cast members Mimi Ndiweni (Abby) and Kieran Bew (Ivan) about the episode 5 of Series 10, Oxygen.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Michelle Gomez and Nick Lambon - The Aftershow

We chat to by Michelle Gomez, aka Missy and script editor Nick Lambon about episode 6 of Series 10, Extremis.

In Other News

MCM London Comic Con

I attended MCM London Comic Con this month. I great a great time catching up with old friends including these Class-y people!

With some of the cast from Doctor Who spin-off, Class. From left to right: Sophie Hopkins, Greg Austin and Fady Elsayed.

With some of the cast from Doctor Who spin-off, Class. From left to right: Sophie Hopkins, Greg Austin and Fady Elsayed.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show turns 2!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show celebrated it's 2nd birthday this month! A massive thanks to everyone who's supported us!

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for June's roundup.

Until then, have a great June!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #16 - April 2017

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Monthly Roundup #16 - April 2017

This Month in Videos

FiveWhoFans - Doctor Who Com-PUN-ion Challenge

Fellow FiveWhoFans member Livvy and myself scour the city, searching high and low for the ultimate discovery...Doctor Who Com-PUN-ions.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Visiting The Doctor Who Set (ft. Jake Dudman, Bully & Maude Garrett)

To celebrate the launch of series ten, we went down to the Doctor Who set at Roath Lock and took a few friends with us!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Pearl Mackie & Steven Moffat - The Aftershow

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Aftershow began this month! Each week, straight after the latest episode airs in the UK, we will be talking to guests from the show. This week we're joined by Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat to talk about creating Bill Potts, the importance of representation on TV, and just who has the best hair in the TARDIS….

FiveWhoFans - Alternate Doctor Who: The Darkest Timeline

FiveWhoFans unite to watch all of Doctor Who Series 10. Before anyone else.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - EXCLUSIVE Peter Capaldi & Brian Minchin Interview - The Aftershow

We speak to the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi and executive producer Brian Minchin about the episode Smile, emojibots in Valencia and whether or not there is actually life on other planets!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Doctor Who Meets Mr. Men

This month Doctor Who materialised in The World of Roger Hargreaves and to celebrate I spoke to author and illustrator Adam Hargreaves about the first four books! And yes, that's me as a Little Miss (drawn by Adam Hargreaves)! 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Sarah Dollard and Hayley Nebauer

We speak to writer Sarah Dollard and costume designer Hayley Nebauer about making the episode Thin Ice. 

In Other News

Happy Birthday to me!

I turned 25 on the 19th of April and was absolutely overwhelmed with lovely messages and fan art, even the Doctor himself sent me a birthday note! You can see Peter Capaldi's message and some of the amazing art in the gallery below! 

I've written (some of) a book!

Introducing... Doctor Who Paper Dolls! I had so much fun working on this crafty book with Simon Guerrier and Ben Morris! Take a romp through time and space with this fantastic collection of Doctor Who paper dolls. Hours of crafty fun to be had, with 26 dolls – including all 12 Doctors and a range of companions and characters, from Rose and Donna to Missy and new companion Bill – and over 50 different outfits to change them into. Learn the secrets behind the costumes, with insights from the actors and producers, and find out how to take your own dress-up to the next level with cosplay tips from me! Available in the Autumn.

I'm getting a cat!

Say hello to Biscuit. He's a cream British Shorthair kitty (6 weeks old) and he's moving in with me early June. I named him after his shortbread/rich tea biscuit colour!

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for Mays's roundup.

Until then, have a great May!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #15 - March 2017

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Monthly Roundup #15 - March 2017

This Month in Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - John Barrowman Talks Captain Jack

We went along to the studio recording of the forthcoming Big Finish release The Lives of Captain Jack and spoke to John Barrowman about everyone's favourite 51st century Time Agent! A huge thanks to Big Finish for the opportunity to do some lines too - what a hoot! 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - 10 Things From The Series 10 Trailer!

We take a look at some of our favourite things that we noticed in the brand new Series 10 trailer!

FiveWhoFans - The Fourth Doctor VS The Tenth Doctor

It's time to decide once and for all who's the best: the Fourth Doctor or the Tenth Doctor?

Q&A: COSPLAY, DOCTOR WHO + MORE! ft. Tom Rees Kaye

Tom Rees Kaye asks me your burning questions in a Q&A that we filmed back in *cough* 2015 (Yes - it took Tom a while to edit!). 

Plus, along with the Q&A, Tom and I also filmed a funny Doctor Who sketch too which you can below!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Animating Series 10 Poster ft. Lucy Crewe

We meet fan and animator Lucy Crewe and talk to her about the beautiful animation she created to tell the story of our Series 10 promo image!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Series 10 Is Almost Here!

Series 10! Series 10! Series 10! The brand new series of Doctor Who is almost here so Christel catches up on the all of the latest news and updates before the series materialises on 15th April.

FiveWhoFans - How to Prepare for Doctor Who Series 10

Doctor Who Series 10 is almost upon us! Here's how to prepare in 5 simple steps.

In Other News

Doctor Who Series 10 Aftershow - Coming Soon!

We completed technical rehearsals for our brand new Doctor Who Series 10 Aftershow! Each week, right after Doctor Who premieres in the UK (April 15th), we’ll be discussing the latest episode with people intimately involved with making the show. We'll be kicking of with brand new companion Bill Potts aka Pearl Mackie and writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat! You can catch it over on the Doctor Who YouTube channel.

Doctor Who and Mr Men collide! 

We had a fun day shooting at Adam Hargreaves' studio about the upcoming Doctor Who: Rodger Hargreaves books. Catch it on Doctor Who: The Fan Show in April! 

FiveWhoFans hits 10,000 subscribers!

We reached 10k subscribers on FiveWhoFans this month! So proud of our little channel. Thank you all for the support, loads of great stuff on the way!

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for April's roundup.

Until then, have a great April!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #14 - February 2017

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Monthly Roundup #14 - February 2017

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Ice Warriors Are Back!

In The Old Doctor Who Monsters' Home a petition is being started to bring back Morbius for Series 10 but it seems like sssssssssomeone might have already got there...

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Ice Warriors, Series 10 Latest & LEGO Daleks! 

SPOILER WARNING: We catch up on all the latest from the set of Series 10! We talk Ice Warriors, Missy, LEGO Daleks and take a moment to reflect on John Hurt.

FiveWhoFans - Why Peter Capaldi Needs to Stay in Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who and I am VERY upset about it.

In Other News

Who's Queer Now? 

I was a guest at Who's Queer Now? in Cardiff - a day of conversations about the worlds of Doctor Who and their impact on LGBT people for LGBT History Month. I spoke on a panel called 'New Who – Queerest Folk?' (with Phil Collinson, Nick Pegg and Bethany Black, moderated by Roz Kaveney) and moderated a panel called 'Torchwood – The Spinoff That Couldn't Die' (with Russell T Davies, Gareth David-Lloyd, David Llewellyn and James Goss). The highlight of the day was, along with the many important and insightful conversations, was meeting one of my heroes, television producer and screenwriter Russell T Davies (whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, Casanova, the 2005 revival of the classic British science fiction series Doctor Who, and the trilogy Cucumber, Tofu, and Banana). Photos from the day and videos of the panels will be available on the Who's Queer Now? Facebook page

Photo by Jon Pountney.

Photo by Jon Pountney.

Photo by Jon Pountney.

Photo by Jon Pountney.

I'm a sculpture! 

The talented James O'Neill surprised me on Twitter with a sculpture of... me! He's also sculpted David Bowie, Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez amongst others. Check out his work here!

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for March's roundup.

Until then, have a great March!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #13 - January 2017

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Monthly Roundup #13 - January 2017

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Series 10 Trailer, The Pirate Planet and More!

Doctor Who is back this year with a brand new series so we get up to date with the Series 10 trailer and all the latest news and announcements.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Peter Capaldi Is Leaving Doctor Who

Luke Spillane and I react to the news that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who. Pass the tissues... 

FiveWhoFans - We're back this month! 

No FiveWhoFans videos from January as we've had some time off but we'll be back on February 6th with more videos and an exciting new look! Be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube for the latest videos and Twitter and Facebook for announcements and bonus content! 

In Other News

The Pirate Planet Launch

I had a fun evening at the launch of "The Pirate Planet" (a novelisation of the 1978 Doctor Who story, originally written by Douglas Adams and now adapted by James Goss). I learnt a lot about science from Dr Marek Kukula. I even made a new friend... 

"Come on ladies, come and get your tangerines, 6 for a pound, get 'em quick!"

Doing "scary hands" with fellow Fan Show host, Luke Spillane. 

My new best friend, K-9. 

Farewell, Sir John Hurt. 

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Sir John Hurt's passing. I was lucky enough to meet Sir John Hurt at Gallifrey One in LA last year, he was so lovely. He was a hugely talented actor and an exceptional War Doctor. Farewell, Sir John Hurt and thank you.

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Doctor Who Experience Visit

It was lovely to visit the Doctor Who Experience and stare at the gorgeous console rooms. Sadly it will be closing this year so if you love Doctor Who but haven't been, I highly recommend planning a trip! I've been multiple times over the last three years and there's always something new to look at.  For more pics from my trip, see my Instagram

"I don't want to go" - standing in front of my favourite TARDIS console room in 2014, 2015 and 2017. 

"I don't want to go" - standing in front of my favourite TARDIS console room in 2014, 2015 and 2017. 

I'm Verified!

My Twitter account now has a blue tick so you really know it's me! If you're not following already, you can do here

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Stand Up To Trump

Tens of thousands marched across the UK in response to President Trump's Muslim ban, including myself. My first protest and most definitely not my last. 

 "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr

 "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for February's roundup.

Until then, have a great February!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #12 - December 2016

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Monthly Roundup #12 - December 2016

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who The Fan Show - The Gift (A Christmas Story) With Frances Barber

It was an absolute pleasure work with the wonderful Frances Barber on this week's Christmassy episode of Doctor Who: The Fan Show which I co-produced! Are you sitting comfortably?

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Return of Doctor Mysterio Reactions

SPOILER WARNING! Luke Spillane and I discuss this year's Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio! 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Q&A With Christel Dee & Luke Spillane

Luke Spillane and I finally tackle Doctor Who: The Fan Show's Quick Questions in which I reveal a big secret...

In Other News 

Doctor Who Magazine Interview

Many thanks to Doctor Who Magazine for interviewing us in their 2017 Yearbook - out now!

New Photos

I received a few more shots from a photoshoot I did with the talented MattEleven Photography earlier this year. He's a fantastic photographer, do check him out!!! 

Happy New Year! 

Jumping on the #2016bestnine bandwagon but decided to choose my personal favourites. 2016 has been a strange year but a lotta good stuff went down that I'll forever be thankful for. Roll on 2017. 💯🙌 

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for January's roundup.

Until then, Happy New Year and have a great January!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #11 - November 2016

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Monthly Roundup #11 - November 2016

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Power of the Daleks

It's fifty years since The Power of the Daleks was first broadcast, and to celebrate the brand new animated version of the much-loved lost story, we were given the keys to the illustrated TARDIS!

Pop'n'Olly - Princess Penny & the Pea

It's not easy being a princess. There are so many rules. Penny just wants to have fun like everyone else. Really enjoyed voicing Princess Penny in this charming little story!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Daleks Review ft. Nicholas Briggs

I was joined by voice of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs to discuss the Doctor's deadliest foe. 

Classmates - The Metaphysical Engine, Or What Quill Did - Reaction

I chat about episode seven of Class, The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did.

In Other News

Power of the Daleks Twitter Stickers

Twitter now has Doctor Who themed stickers to celebrate the release of Power of the Daleks and I've been having waaaay to much fun with them...

Christmas is coming...

The Fan Show filmed an extra special Christmassy episode this month with a special guest... keep an eye out for it in December! 

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for December's roundup.

Until then, have a great December!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #10 - October 2016

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Monthly Roundup #10 - October 2016

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Series 10 & Class #NYCC Round-Up

The cast of Doctor Who and Class were at New York Comic-Con earlier this month. With all the announcements and teasers, here's our round-up of everything that happened!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Meeting The Class Cast

We popped into Coal Hill Academy to talk to the cast of Class about the upcoming spin-off series and find out a little bit more about their characters...

FiveWhoFans - How To Start Your Own Torchwood Branch

With no more Torchwood branches remaining, someone has to take up the reigns! Here are my top tips for starting your own branch. Feat. Writer and Producer, James Goss

BBC Three - Snaphunt for the cast of Class w/ Marina Joyce, Monstah and more!

The Fan Show took part in BBC Three’s Class Snapchat treasure hunt where me and Luke Spillane went head to head against two other teams in a race to be the first to hunt down the four cast members located around Shoreditch as Snapchat geo filters. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Cybermen Review

The Cybermen turn 50 years old this month! Join us as we celebrate 50 years of the men from Mondas in this month's discussion show... 

In Other News

Class World Premiere

The Fan Show team attended the premiere of Doctor Who’s brand new spin off, Class, at the Richmix cinema in Shoreditch. We had some time with the cast who answered fan’s questions via Snapchat and, naturally, we made the most of the photo booths...

Exploring the spooky corridors of Coal Hill feat. Renaissance Dee.

Exploring the spooky corridors of Coal Hill feat. Renaissance Dee.

Renaissance Dee strikes again.

Renaissance Dee strikes again.

So spooky...

So spooky...

Lovie Awards

The Fan Show team had a lovely time at The Lovie Awards where we celebrated our win for Best Social Entertainment! Thanks again for everyone who voted for us! 

Who You Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS!

Me and Livvy transformed ourselves into Jillian Holtzmann and Abby Yates from Ghostbusters (2016) for MCM London Comic Con. We hit the Docklands clad in overalls and two proton packs which I frantically built over three weeks (*collapses*). We had an awesome time debuting them at MCM (and busting quite a few ghosts)! Here are a few pictures from the day!

We ain't afraid of no ghosts.

We ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Triple Holtzmann!

Triple Holtzmann!

Amazing Eleven cosplayer, complete with Eggos!

Amazing Eleven cosplayer, complete with Eggos!

If you'd like to see progress photos of the costumes and proton packs, you can check them out in my Twitter moment here!

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@ChristelDee) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for November's roundup.

Until then, have a great November!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #9 - September 2016

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Monthly Roundup #9 - September 2016

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Series 10 Production Update

It's time for a production update on Series 10. From filming in Valencia to the Doctor's new hat and a mysterious character called The Landlord, we get up to speed on the latest news from set.

FiveWhoFans - The Enemy Within

The channel is in great danger and an enemy lies within...

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Sontarans Review ft. Dan Starkey

We discuss the Sontarans with Dan Starkey aka Strax!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Christmas Read-through Reaction

It's Christmas! Almost. As an early Christmas present we went down to Cardiff for the read-through of the Christmas special to get my reaction...

Reacting To Old Home Videos

I forgot to include this video in last month's roundup - I found some old home videos that me and my best friend from school filmed 10 years ago. We reunited to watch them for the first time since recording them and filmed our reaction for your viewing pleasure! 

In Other News

Regenerations

I attended Regenerations in Swansea this month. It was my first time attending this particular convention and I had a fabulous time. I was really blown away by the warm, friendly atmosphere. I'll definitely be back one day! For more info visit: http://regenerationsswansea.co.uk/

We Won A Lovie Award!

The Fan Show has won a People’s Lovie for Social Entertainment! A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for us! Full list of winners here: http://winners.lovieawards.eu/

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for October's roundup.

Until then, have a great October!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #8 - August 2016

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Monthly Roundup #8 - August 2016

This Month In Videos

FiveWhoFans - Rare Doctor Who Figures For Sale

EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - How To Make Doctor Who Cookies

Welcome to the Gallifrey Cooking Channel! This week we're baking some treats from the brand new Doctor Who cookbook with Lady Estelle.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - How To Cosplay Bill

Cosplay doesn't have to be hard or expensive to make. I'm joined by cosplayer Dom (The Whovian Chaser) to show how easy cosplay can be as we put together a capsule wardrobe for new Doctor Who companion, Bill!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Zygons Review ft. Ingrid Oliver

Myself, Luke Spillane and Ingrid Oliver talk about those shape shifters, the Zygons in this month's discussion show.

FiveWhoFans - Doctor Who: Legend of Venusian Karate

"He comes from beyond time. From beyond the outer limits of your imagination. He is Dr. Who: Legend of Venusian Karate!"

I combined my Karate skills with one of my favourite Doctors for this 70s martial arts movie spoof...

FiveWhoFans - A 24 Hour Fan Film

A little video I filmed with fellow 5WF member, Livvy, where we have 24 hours to make a fan film in a bid to win the ultimate prize...

In Other News

Who You Gonna Call? New Cosplay Project! 

As I'm completely and utterly obsessed with the new Ghostbusters film, I've decided to embark on a new cosplay project - my favourite character from the movie, Dr, Jillian Holtzmann! I'll be making two costumes for myself and my friend who will be joining me as Abby for a convention in October! They'll come complete with proton packs. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for progress photos!

I'm also working on two new variants of the Twelfth Doctor's costume from Series 10, I'll be posting some preview photos very soon!

Don't Blink!

I went to Cardiff earlier this month to present a little DVD documentary on the Silence and Weeping Angels (out soon). As part of the piece, I got to dress up as a Weeping Angel and scare people at the Doctor Who Experience. I love my job.

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for September's roundup.

Until then, have a great September!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #7 - July 2016

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Monthly Roundup #7 - July 2016

This Month In Videos

It's been a rather quiet month for videos, that's because I've been busy working on lots of exciting stuff for August! In the meantime, have a gander at these;

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Series 10 What We Know So Far

Doctor Who is back in production for series ten so it’s time to do a roundup of what we know. And don't worry - this is all speculation, no spoilers!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Master Review

We talk about the Master (or Missy!) in this month's discussion show.

In Other News

London Film & Comic Con

I attended London Film & Comic Con (LFCC) on 31st July. It was great to see some familiar faces and meet lots of new ones too! I also got to fly the TARDIS with Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann! 

A wild Paul McGann appeared!

A wild Paul McGann appeared!

Doctor Who Magazine

I was not one, but two of the entries in the "Who Tube" section in this month's Doctor Who Magazine! They spoil us!

Pet Shop Boys @ The Royal Opera House

I went to see Pet Shop Boys' latest show, "Inner Sanctum" at the Royal Opera House. It was a truly stunning, classy and fun show and it felt very special to see a brand new PSB creation in a venue such as the ROH - a very unique experience. And as with all PSB live shows, it was a treat for both the eyes and ears. I always wonder how they can top themselves, yet they do it every time! Looking forward to seeing them again next year! 

Karate Medals

I had an exhausting/fun day competing in the International London Karate Open at the O2 Arena. I didn't come home empty handed either! My results;

Bronze - Ladies Kata

Bronze - Open Weight Ladies Kumite

Silver - Under 70kg Ladies Kumite

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates.

I'll be back at the end of next month for August's roundup.

Until then, have a great August!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #6 - June 2016

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Monthly Roundup #6 - June 2016

This Month In Videos

Christopher Thomson - The Ish Doctors

Doctor Who impersonators Elliott Crossley, Siobhan Gallichan, Christopher Thomson and Peter Walsh meet up at Comic Con with a mission to help their careers... by tracking down Doctor Who: The Fan Show's Christel Dee!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Davros Review

We talk Doctors, Daleks and Davros in this month's discussion show!

FiveWhoFans - How to Host the Perfect Doctor Who Marathon

Here are my top 5 tips for hosting the perfect Doctor Who marathon. Don't have nightmares...

In Other News

The Fan Show goes to VidCon! 

Do you like me new do? 

Do you like me new do? 

The Fan Show visited sunny LA to attend VidCon - a yearly convention for online video held in Aneheim, California. See what we got up to in my vlog!

Whilst there we also learned to do stop motion animation with the brilliant Doctor Puppet! 

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for July's roundup.

Until then, have a great July!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #5 - May 2016

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Monthly Roundup #5 - May 2016

This Month In Videos

FiveWhoFans - Q&A with Christel Dee

I answered your questions!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Target Book Exhibition ft. Peter Capaldi

We visited the launch of the Target Book Artwork Exhibition at the Cartoon Museum and asked some of the special guests what these covers meant to them.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - New Sonic Screwdriver Toy

We spoke to the makers of the new Sonic Screwdriver toy to find out how it was made. We also looked at some fan made ones.

FiveWhoFans - 5 Ways To Find Gallifrey

Fancy a holiday? Why not try Gallifrey? Experience guided tours of the citadel, meet caged Drashigs at the Arcadian Zoo, and enjoy the thrilling AirBnB benefits of genuine Gallifreyan barn retreats!

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Planet of the Ood Review

We discuss the series four story Planet of the Ood. With Luke Spillane guests Sarah Dollard and Chris Foxx.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The 500th Doctor Who Magazine

We celebrate Doctor Who Magazine reaching issue 500 this month! I travel back in time to find out how the DWM team got on editing the issue but like all cheap and nasty time travel it gets a bit complicated.

In Other News

Big Finish! 

I went to visit John Barrowman recording an upcoming series of audio stories at Big Finish Productions with Doctor Who: The Fan Show. But what did we get up to whilst there? You'll have to wait and find out! 

Doctor Who Magazine Day

An absolute pleasure to meet Sophie Aldred who played Ace in Doctor Who (my favourite classic series companion) at Doctor Who Magazine Day in Windsor! A wicked day!

MCM London Comic Con & #TheIshDoctors

I attended MCM Comic Con this month to begin filming for an upcoming documentary project on the changing face of Doctor Who fandom, to be released on FiveWhoFans later this year (more info next month!). Whilst there I also took part in Christopher Thomson's comedy sketch #TheIshDoctors - out soon! 

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for June's roundup.

Until then, have a great June!

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #4 - April 2016

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Monthly Roundup #4 - April 2016

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Blink Review

We revisit the Weeping Angels' debut episode at the Doctor Who Experience with writer Tony Lee and YouTuber Epic Who

FiveWhoFans - UNIT Recruitment

I got summoned to try UNIT's training scheme. Here's what happened. 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Impossible Astronaut Review

We discuss the Silence's debut in The Impossible Astronaut with Hilly & Hannah Hindi from The Hillywood Show

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - New Companion Reaction

I reacted to watching the unveiling of the new Doctor Who companion! 

In Other News

I got old(er)

I successfully completed my 24th orbit around the Sun this month. Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes, I had a great day! 

The Zygon Inversion Commentary

I joined Radio Free Skaro for an episode commentary on The Zygon Inversion! Listen to it here.

New photos!

I had a bunch of new photos taken by the brilliant MattEleven Photography. Here's a few of my favourites.

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for May's roundup. 

Until then, have a great May! 

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #3 - March 2016

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Monthly Roundup #3 - March 2016

I can't believe it's April already. Where is this year going?! Not that I'm complaining. Spring is finally here (just waiting to ditch the winter coat), it's my birthday month (yay!) and Pet Shop Boys are releasing their new album on the 1st *breaths into paper bag*. April is already shaping up to be very exciting indeed. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves! Without further ado, here's this month's roundup. 

This Month In Videos

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Michelle Gomez's Guide To Monsters 

We challenged Michelle Gomez on how well she can identify some of the other monsters, aliens and potential allies of Missy! 

FiveWhoFans - How to Build the Twelfth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

I recently made my own Twelfth Doctor sonic screwdriver prop and as loads of people requested a tutorial, I decided to make one! Here's how you can make your very own prop replica of the Twelfth Doctor's sonic screwdriver. Or according to one commenter, "the most intense episode of Art Attack" you will ever see.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Peter Capaldi: Draw My Life

To mark the release of the Complete Series 9 on DVD and Blu-Ray, we asked Peter Capaldi to draw his Doctor Who life, but like all good artists he decided to interpret the brief and drew his Doctors! 

Whilst Peter Capaldi drew his Doctor Who life for us we also asked him a few questions about series nine and what we have to look forward to in series ten.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Top 10 Tips For Being A Companion

Soon it will be time for someone new to join the Doctor on his travels so we made our top ten tips for travelling with the Time Lord.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Guinness World Record!

Peter Capaldi arrived in Mexico to launch Doctor Who in Latin America so we asked friend of the Fan Show Bullysteria to check it out for us AND while he was there a new Guinness World Record was set!

FiveWhoFans - Doctor Who: The Next Companion

Jenna Coleman has left Doctor Who and there’s a vacancy aboard the TARDIS. Who will be next and what does it take to be a companion?

In Other News

Doctor Who: Who The What Now?

I donned my Twelfth Doctor getup to help out on John Loydall's fun video for top 10 things for you to do while Doctor Who is off our screens.

Warning: Contains terrible Scottish accents which you might find distressing. 

I'm addicted to Face Swap.

I've been enjoying Face Swap a bit too much the past couple of months. Here's a few of my favourites. Don't have nightmares. 

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back again at the end of the month for April's roundup. 

Until then, have a great April! 

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #2 - February 2016

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Monthly Roundup #2 - February 2016

Hello there! I hope February is treating you well. Here's this month's roundup!

This Month In Videos

FiveWhoFans - Doctor Who: 7 Episodes To Give A Second Chance

With Doctor Who on hiatus this year, maybe it's time to look back at some of the episodes you'd rather not.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - The Old Monsters Home

The Old Doctor Who Monsters’ Home is back! Davros has rounded up some of the old favourites for a Series 10 Masterclass but will it go according to plan? Written by Billy Treacy.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Fan Audio Adventures

We celebrate the art of the audio adventure! We talk to professional and amateur audio producers alike, about their love of listening to the Doctor.

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Gallifrey One

The Fan Show descended onto LA this weekend for Gallifrey One - the largest and longest running Doctor Who convention in the world (take a minute to digest that). We spoke to some of the guests to find out what this legendary convention was all about.

And check out some of the amazing cosplay we found, including LEGO Doctors, the least British-accented Queen Elizabeth you’ll ever meet and zentai suits harking all the back to 1976.

Plus, we found out all about "ribbons" which are totally a thing at Gallifrey One. Luckily we took our own...

FiveWhoFans - Doctor Who Is A Children's Show

After a controversial comment about Doctor Who being a children's show, I had a statement to make..

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Spearhead From Space Review

This month, we went underground with the Silurians and discuss the the first ever Silurian story, Doctor Who and The Silurians with writer Simon Guerrier and YouTuber Jenny Lippmann.

In Other News

"Sonic Specs" featured in Doctor Who Magazine

Sonic Specs made it into the "Who Tube" section of this month's issue Doctor Who Magazine. I hope they ordered theirs! 

Big Finish Interview

Whilst filming at Big Finish Day 8 for our episode on Doctor Who audios, Big Finish caught up with us whilst we filmed them filming us filming them filming us...

Doctor Who - The History of The Silurians

I narrated a fact file all about the history of the Silurians for the official Doctor Who YouTube channel, Facebook page and website. 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show wins award

Our Minecraft special of Doctor Who: The Fan Show won Video of the Year at our internal awards - super proud! 

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for March's roundup. 

Until then, have a great March! 

Christel

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Monthly Roundup #1 - January 2016

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Monthly Roundup #1 - January 2016

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful start to the year and that you're all sticking to your resolutions! No? Me nether. So here's what happened in January.

This Month In Videos

FiveWhoFans - Outtakes

FiveWhoFans kicked off with a compilation of bloopers from the 5WF archive.

FiveWhoFans - Sonic Specs

My first video on FiveWhoFans of 2016 has been a bit of a pet project for me over the past couple of months. Inspired by the arrival of Doctor's Sonic Sunglasses in Doctor Who Series 9, I collaborated with talented writer and regular contributor to FiveWhoFans, Joel H Joelson to create this 80s style sales advert for the sonic specs. Order today! 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - What Happened In Series 9?

Jake Yapp kicked off series 2 of Doctor Who: The Fan Show last Friday with a fun summary of Doctor Who series 9 in 5 minutes. 

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - LEGO Dimensions Easter Eggs

We asked Game Unboxing Reviews to cover some of the best Doctor Who easter eggs from LEGO Dimensions and the Doctor Who level pack! From hidden console rooms to old companions singing musical numbers, what's your favourite?

Doctor Who: The Fan Show - Spearhead from Space Review

Each month this year, we're going to review a Doctor Who story that features a Classic monster and this month we're all about the Autons. We discussed Jon Pertwee classic Spearhead from Space with Doctor Who Magazine deputy editor Peter Ware and Big Finish Cover Designer extraordinaire Tom Webster!

In Other News

I'm in a Doctor Who comic! No, really! 

I'm in a comic. A Doctor Who comic. What is my life??? Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2.1 (written by Robbie Morrison, drawn by Rachael Stott and coloured by Ivan Nunes) is out now!

Read more here.

Incredible Improv

I was a guest on the wonderful The RH Experience's improv radio show, Played Up! I bought my (made up) cassette tapes for this talented bunch to improvise with hilarious results. Listen here.

That's all folks! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@CaptainChristel) and Facebook for regular updates. I'll be back at the end of next month for February's roundup. 

Until then, have a great February! 

Christel

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