How A Fan-Made Video Became The New "Doctor Who" Title Sequence

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This concept video for a new Doctor Who title sequence was uploaded to YouTube last September, by motion graphics designer Billy Hanshaw.

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BBC News reports that the show's new sequence was directly inspired by Hanshaw's fan video - which he originally uploaded as a demonstration of his work for potential clients - after showrunner Stephen Moffat saw it on YouTube.

Leeds-based Hanshaw went on to work with the BBC to adapt his work for the show. He told the BBC "I had to pinch myself because I didn't know if it was really happening" when the show's production crew first contacted him.

As Radio Times notes, Moffat described the cogs-and-clocks concept as "the only new title idea I'd seen since 1963."