5 Fans Who Do Doctor Who Better than the BBC
Xander David-Hugh and Billy Hanshaw: With a new Doctor coming in 2014 we'll almost certainly be getting a new title sequence that will define Peter Capaldi's new take on the role. At least two fans have made mock-ups of suggestions, and in both cases they are far superior to pretty much anything that has shown up in the actual show. The one up there comes from Xander David-Hugh, and is mostly a more action-packed and exciting version of the already killer Matt Smith/Jenna Coleman intro. If you'd like something a little more revolutionary, Billy Hanshaw has this. It's much more focused on time than space, and might be the better fit with the supposed quest for Gallifrey that fans are expecting to see.
1981Timelord: Though fans are grateful to Steven Moffat for filling in the last of the regeneration gaps in "The Day of the Doctor", it still felt like a gyp. John Hurt's War Doctor, worn out from the struggle, quietly and happily began his regeneration, but onscreen we see only the barest hint of Christopher Eccleston's eyes beginning to form on the new face.
So it's nice to see that someone like 1981Timelord was able to make it literally a million times more fantastic by fully completing the sequence using all the same material the BBC had at its disposal. Then again, he's got a lot of practice turning people into the Ninth Doctor. Before "Night of the Doctor" he also made what was probably the then-best possible regeneration sequence to fill the gap.
Stuart Humphryes: Better known as Babel Colour, Humphryes is, as far as I know, the only person on this list who has actually worked on Doctor Who officially. He was the person behind the colorization of "The Mind of Evil", and his skill at bringing the black and white era of the show into color is unmatched by any other.
Which is why it is really annoying the BBC doesn't use him for that more.
Whenever the show wants to incorporate footage of the first two Doctors, rather than have them colorized they just make every Doctor seen through a weird monochrome lens. Apparently Time Lords have Tardises but skyping in color is too much to ask.
Then, when Clara Oswald interacted with the First Doctor as he was preparing to flee Gallifrey, we finally got to see William Hartnell in color with a modern companion, the result was not even close to the clarity and realism that Humphyes brings to the table. As awesome as those moments from "The Name of the Doctor" were, they could have been even better in Babel Colour.