I Never Know Why, I Only Know Who
Resident Whovians Emily Anthon, Laura Harrison, and myself will be breaking down all the things for you every Tuesday night. With a totally new Doctor, companion entourage, show runner, cameras, SFX company, composer, and more there is going to be no shortage of stuff to discuss. You won’t want to miss it!
New to Doctor Who?
If you’ve never watched Doctor Who before, this really is your moment! We totally get that it can seem super daunting (the show has been on since 1963, after all), but there is truly no need to worry. The show is brilliant in that the main character, named the Doctor, is an alien that can regenerate. When this happens, their personality changes a little bit and their prior self’s backstories are not brought into the new season. This is especially the case when a new show runner takes over.
This season, everything is new. You need to have basically no prior information coming into this season about the show. So jump on the Doctor Who bandwagon this Sunday, see how you like it, and then join us Tuesday evening for a magical discussion about time and relative dimension in space (that’s what TARDIS stands for… see, now you know things!). In the meantime, check out the official trailer to get excited:
Prepare Yourselves For Sunday, Whovians
For those of us not new to Who, be sure to check out these fun videos the BBC put up. The first video is a sneak peek at Episode 1 “The Woman Who Fell To Earth,” and I’m already in love. But if you’re going full out no spoilers, skip it.
This next video is the Doctor Who panel from SDCC. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a gander. They keep it spoiler-free, so you’re good there (unless you’re 100% hardcore no spoilers or info at all, then we will see you on Tuesday evening for TARDIScuss!).
In the panel, we meet the new companions, plus new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, provides some great feedback on how the new season will be. No two-parters, guys! He says all standalone episodes week-to-week, and that there won’t be any Daleks or Cybermen (most likely anyway). Should be a totally new Who!
Now that you’ve watched all these videos, we know you can’t wait for Sunday’s premiere either! Be sure to come by on Tuesday for our full discussion. We will be live, so use #TARDIScuss on social media as you follow along. We can’t wait to see you there!
Doctor Who airs on Sundays at 8pm ET on BBC America. The premiere on October 7th will be simulcast worldwide from NYCC at 1:45pm ET with an encore showing at 8pm ET on BBC America.