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Doctor Who Series Eleven First Promotional Footage

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The Series 11 Steelbook, Blu-ray and DVD are available to order from www.amazon.co.uk

The Series 11 Blu-ray and DVD are available to order from www.amazon.com

The brand new series of Doctor Who marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor – a super-smart force of nature – alongside a new team of friends.

Already highly anticipated, the new-look series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who with a world-class team at the helm led by showrunner Chris Chibnall. The show will be full of action and adventure, humor and thrills, an unmissable adventure across all of space and time.


88 comments

  • Mick C

    July 16th, 2018 - 12:35pm

    The one that dissapoints me the most and has right through the New Who is every Companion has been a modern day English Person What about an Alien or an Historical character or someone from the future or someone from China, Japan or Nigeria. Jack was someone different but his was only a recurring role. Yes we have had a good range of Ethnicicity but they all live in England.
    in the days of Tom Baker we had a Female Alien Barbarian and a Time Lady.

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    • Pats86

      July 16th, 2018 - 5:11pm

      Any was Scottish!

    • Pats86

      July 16th, 2018 - 5:11pm

      Amy was Scottish

    • T.A

      July 16th, 2018 - 5:46pm

      Nardole was an alien, then an alien cyborg.

    • Tyler Prescott

      July 16th, 2018 - 8:01pm

      Nardole was only an alien/alien cyborg in terms of dialogue. He mentioned having some robotic limbs and body parts, but that was never utilised in the story at all. He might as well have been modern-day English, as he even took a selfie with the Doctor.

      I agree with Mick, we need someone who isn’t modern-day English (British, really), and that means not modern day, and not English, not one or both.

    • Doctor Stu

      July 16th, 2018 - 8:19pm

      English companions help retain its U.K roots

    • Tyler Prescott

      July 16th, 2018 - 9:29pm

      They could still have a British accent, like most aliens in the show do anyway. Someone like Nyssa would be perfect in my opinion – she was alien, so not very knowledgeable about human behaviour, and having a quirky characteristic, while being portrayed by a British actor, with a British accent, looking human. It’s the best of both worlds, really.

  • Waterloo Curve

    July 16th, 2018 - 9:34am

    I’m no convert to the gender swap, does not make sense.

    The audience is clearly divided on the matter and it’s disappointing that those of us who are not converts to the swap are in the main, considered negative.

    I love the classic series, and many facets of the new – but not this. I expect that I shall watch the new series, but as a general viewer of BBC drama, as opposed to being a Dr Who fan.

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  • pats86

    July 16th, 2018 - 9:00am

    I have a feeling that Bradly Walsh`s character could turn out to be the Master?

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    • R1ch1e

      July 16th, 2018 - 10:21am

      Oooh I like that!

    • T

      July 16th, 2018 - 11:06am

      They won’t do The Master again straight after Missy & bringing back John Simm.

    • Pats86

      July 16th, 2018 - 5:03pm

      Well T that’s the point we won’t be expecting it?
      I was always hopeful that Missy would be Romana having returned from E space and gone insane wanting to make the Doctor suffer for never going back to see her, so maybe Bradley is Romana? ?

    • ADAM

      July 17th, 2018 - 12:45pm

      Master game show host..

  • Shaun

    July 16th, 2018 - 5:40am

    Is the first photo a promotional image? It’s not in the trailer.

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    • booboo

      July 16th, 2018 - 8:38am

      yes its a promotional image

  • 100,000BC

    July 16th, 2018 - 2:04am

    Ahh the football commentary in the background – “it’s a big occasion” “out of this world” “they’ve got the makings of a really strong team”
    Looking forward to whatever SDCC brings, and I’m genuinely interested to see what publicity the series gets as we approach broadcast. Will there be more of these teasers? How many trailers will we see (and how often)?
    It’s pretty much a clean slate for this series – perhaps more so than for series 5 (when the show’s continued success was much less certain). I’m excited to see this!

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  • GamingCactus360

    July 15th, 2018 - 10:08pm

    AWESOME!!!

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  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 15th, 2018 - 9:18pm

    If you didn’t know it was supposed to be Doctor Who it was almost a bit like an advert for Eastenders minus the Queen Vic and duff duffs.

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  • ADAM

    July 15th, 2018 - 8:51pm

    And so the downward spiral continues…

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    • T

      July 16th, 2018 - 11:07am

      Don’t watch the series then

    • Pats86

      July 16th, 2018 - 5:21pm

      T you are being unfair on ADAM he was vocal like myself about the state of Doctor Who last year and unhappy with Jodie being cast.
      Many are still struggling with Jodie as am I, time is needed to get around this change and I am certain many will stop watching!
      I’m sure ADAM will watch the new series because he like myself are life long fans who are still aggrieved with the direction the show has taken, time is needed. He is entitled to his opinion and I will defend anyone who is against the new format simply because they have the right to be.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 16th, 2018 - 9:16pm

      And as one who has shared ADAM and Pats86’s scepticism here from the start T we still have to see as I said earlier what the proper trailer at SDCC and any afterwards when mass released might reveal OTHER than just the characters. And IF our worst fears are confirmed so that it no longer looks and feels enough like quintessential Who, even with agendas still being peddled, then not watching it isn’t going to be difficult.

    • ADAM

      July 17th, 2018 - 12:40pm

      Like many i shall watch the first episode…more out of curiosity than anything else….

      But my views haven’t changed on the whole gender swap and Ms whittaker’s casting….

      My negativity, like the two gentle men above and the many others comes from being a life long passionate fan and wanting it to be the best it can be…
      But changing the gender of a fifty five plus year old male character for the sake of the political climate we now live in ain’t a good move…no matter what spin you may want to put on it….
      The show just needed better writing and storytelling not stunt casting..
      The saddest part is that fandom is still very much split…and that ain’t good for the future of the show…

    • Pats86

      July 18th, 2018 - 6:30am

      ADAM I have said the same thing numerous times, unfortunately it does not mean anything now the damage is a done thing, we can only hope it doesn’t go under.
      I don’t want it to fail because it can be fixed if indeed it needs to, It is upto Jodie to make it work now.

    • simon.ss1

      July 18th, 2018 - 10:38pm

      Jodie Whittaker won’t be able to make it work for me. It’s got nothing at all to do with the actress. I’m sure she’ll be very good. (Apart from the ‘reveal’ and the end of Twice Upon A Time, I’ve never seen Ms Whittaker in anything, so make no judgement at all about her acting abilities.)

      But the problem is that the gender change has created a completely different character so it’s no longer Doctor Who.

      DC Comics (or whoever it was behind the creation of Superman) didn’t turn Superman into a woman. Unlike the BBC, instead of hi-jacking an established and successful format, they had the vision and creative imagination to devise a new character, Superwoman/Supergirl. She took off (literally!) to become a hugely successful character in her own right.

      Imagine the outcry if Warner Bros. turned the latest TV version of Supergirl into a man!

      Of course it wouldn’t be the same show.

      And that’s the problem I have with what the BBC have done to Doctor Who.

  • R1ch1e

    July 15th, 2018 - 8:39pm

    I think it did exactly what it was supposed to do. Just tease us! I liked it. I was hoping for a bit of dialogue though

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  • Mrs Who

    July 15th, 2018 - 8:22pm

    Is it a hint that the new series of Doctor Who is being sponsored by ‘Just Eat’.

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    • R1ch1e

      July 16th, 2018 - 8:22am

      Like

    • Exterminator

      July 17th, 2018 - 6:27pm

      Lol

  • Doctor Stu

    July 15th, 2018 - 8:15pm

    I hope they’ve hired good actors this year, the last series of Doctor who with consistent good acting start to finish from all involved was Series 4 and the specials. The actors since have been dire

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    • Tyler Prescott

      July 16th, 2018 - 10:35am

      Who was bad in Series 10?

    • Doctor Stu

      July 16th, 2018 - 2:22pm

      Bill for one and just about all of their guest stars. Compare the acting of rose, Martha and Donna with Bill, Clara, Amy and Rory etc

    • Tyler Prescott

      July 17th, 2018 - 12:14pm

      I thought Bill’s acting was pretty good, to be honest. But yeah, I suppose she wasn’t quite as good as some of the previous.

    • Doctor Stu

      July 18th, 2018 - 12:03pm

      She was alright but nowhere near as good as Russel T Davies’ casting. For some reason despite acting reasonably during series 10 her acting was atrocious for the Christmas special

    • T.A

      July 18th, 2018 - 12:56pm

      I have to agree with doctor stu, bill was the first compaion, I notice who’s acting wasn’t that good, especially during emotional or serious scenes, like when she’s arguing with 12 in thin ice. She definitely acted the worst in the Christmas special.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    July 15th, 2018 - 7:52pm

    I was expecting this sort of trailer. Holding out for an SDCC trailer with footage. This is like the series 10 a time for heroes trailer. A tease for what the show looks like now. Plus whether you see negative or postive comments on it, its done it’s job. People are talking about Doctor Who again. I’m so damn hyped for series 11! Not felt like this since the Series 5 trailer!

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    • Doctor Stu

      July 15th, 2018 - 8:03pm

      At least the time for heroes trailer had the monsters teased like the cybermen, Daleks, ice queen, emoji bots, monks etc

    • When The Doctor Was Me

      July 15th, 2018 - 8:20pm

      But don’t you just love the mystery behind it all? Most company’s show far to much and you end up knowing the plot from just 1-2 trailers. Why does everyone want to know everything. Imagine how amazing the new TARDIS reveal in thr Snowman would have been has we thougjht it would just be the series 5/6 one. Some things are best left unknown until broadcast. I just feel like this show will never do right at the moment, no matter what.

  • Dalek Bumps

    July 15th, 2018 - 7:38pm

    As expected. Chibnall giving nothing away. Although after all the build up, it was all a bit flat.

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  • Phillip

    July 15th, 2018 - 7:05pm

    The visuals look excellent and the trailer itself was mehhh, left me confused as to what the point and direction was. Still not hip on this, she should have just been cast as Romana… Would have loved the fresh take on a time Lord following her adventures. What’s wrong with an original series with a female lead? Do we really need to gender swap? At least the Master regeneration into Missy made a great deal of sense being that the master is totally into disguises and messing with the doctors mind. (Albeit she would have made an excellent Rani)

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    • T.A

      July 15th, 2018 - 7:27pm

      Missy was a good master for me, but she didn’t feel really truly like the master for me, she didn’t have presence of being an evil person you hate, and I think the relationship between her and twelve was werid, we have John Simms master who hates the doctor and is pure evil, and then regenerates into missy, who suddenly wants to be his best friend, even though they have currently been enemies for centuries. I do think she would have played a better Rani then missy.

    • Doctor Stu

      July 16th, 2018 - 3:55pm

      Exactly another enemy Moffatt irreversibly turned good. The Master, the Zygons, the Silurians, the sontarans, the silence and the ice warriors are all now more or less comrades, meaning any story with them as an antagonist has to undo moffats tinkering.

    • T.A

      July 16th, 2018 - 4:34pm

      I didn’t mind missy turning good, my only problem with it, was it felt force, like the master said in the time monster I will be good and lied, but missy said it and she turned good, another reason why she doesn’t feel like the master to be. If she had enough of the killing and wanted it find a different path with the doctors help ,then it would feel more natural.

    • Phillip

      July 16th, 2018 - 9:48pm

      All excellent points! I hadn’t thought of some of those:)

  • Who rules

    July 15th, 2018 - 6:18pm

    Really sad to see how negative people are boo boo. Personally I can’t wait. When Jodie appeared at the end, I just thought how brilliant she looked. Makes me laugh though, if this trailer had shown all the monsters in the new series they would have complained about that too! This trailer is just to show the main chararacters, that’s all. Can’t help feeling that many of the regular negative posters are not going to give the series a fair chance and will just be hypercritical no matter how the series goes.

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    • booboo

      July 15th, 2018 - 6:29pm

      each there own, comments across social media are mixed, good and bad but its just a teaser, that’s probably all it was ever going to be at this stage.

    • Doctor Stu

      July 15th, 2018 - 6:43pm

      For me I think it works as a teaser if the show was airing in a couple of weeks. A bit like the teaser ITV trailers for I’m a celebrity or BGT where you see them and realize they’re going to be on tv soon and it builds the excitement. But after waiting all this time and the way it was hyped it’s a let down

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2018 - 7:01pm

      I think the BBC have a very clear idea on how they want to promote series 11, both the show itself and its merchandise, and this is just the start.

    • The Paternoster gang

      July 15th, 2018 - 6:49pm

      I have high hopes for the new series, I’m looking forward to it more so than the last two series as I feel with the new head writer the show will be something more fresh

  • No More

    July 15th, 2018 - 6:16pm

    Totally underwhelmed. What a waste of time. Pointless.

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  • Pats86

    July 15th, 2018 - 6:04pm

    Underwhelming, Moffat has stepped down hasn’t he????

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    • Anonymous

      July 15th, 2018 - 6:16pm

      Kind off, he regenerated in to moffnall.

  • Exterminator

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:39pm

    Ones in a cafe having a fry up, ones eating pizza and Bradley Walsh is in a chip shop. I think the new Dr is hungry after her regeneration.

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    • Tyler Prescott

      July 15th, 2018 - 5:48pm

      Tea. Fish custard.

    • Mrs Who

      July 15th, 2018 - 7:41pm

      So by the time the series starts, all the companions will be unhealthy and overweight.

    • booboo

      July 15th, 2018 - 7:50pm

      sort of thought that, not a good advert for healthy eating!

    • Anonymous

      July 15th, 2018 - 9:29pm

      Yeah, but the amount of running a who companion does makes for an excellent way to burn all those calories!

    • Anonymous

      July 16th, 2018 - 11:10am

      Yes and by the looks of it she happily going to eat two pizzas, the first one finished and another one appears, she a hungry lady, look at that big grin as the pizza appears!!

    • Mick C

      July 16th, 2018 - 12:37pm

      Where was Percy?

  • Euan Bird

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:29pm

    At first I thought it was a food ad but realised it was the trailer. Personally very disappointed and not a good offical first look at the new series.

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    • the weeping dalek

      July 15th, 2018 - 6:24pm

      yeah i thought that for a moment too.

  • The Paternoster gang

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:21pm

    After rewatching the clip, there a salt and pepper pots a few times and with the seaweed on the pizza and the fish behind the Beano comic, could these be easter eggs for the Daleks and Sea devils? Maybe a bit of a reach but trying to see if there are any easter eggs!

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    • TARDIS DUDE

      July 15th, 2018 - 6:01pm

      Well yeah. May be the egg dunking bit was a warning eastereggs are coming

    • Shaun

      July 16th, 2018 - 5:38am

      the ‘seaweed’ is rocket…

  • whovian

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:17pm

    Erm, ok

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    • whovian

      July 15th, 2018 - 5:33pm

      Watched a few times now and its a lot better than I had originally thought

  • Anonymous

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:16pm

    This totally was worth it, best trailer ever. Right?

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  • Judooning

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:11pm

    Loving the vibe to it. The cinematic feel is what I’m looking forward to.

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  • Omega63

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:05pm

    Let’s be honest, if their attempt was to hook new audience members by showing how great and fresh this will be then they certainly will have failed. If anything that’s the kinda teaser that benefits pre-existing fans only…

    It just shows the routine of The Doctor picking up some new companions and maybe a slightly more domesticated tone, with time travel hinted at visually…

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  • The Paternoster gang

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:04pm

    I was hoping to see a glimpse of the monsters so was disappointed. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the Beano comic Bradley Walsh’s character has is the same one the eleventh doctor has in the Rings of Akathen?

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    • Tyler Prescott

      July 15th, 2018 - 5:33pm

      Yes, it is.

    • Pats86

      July 15th, 2018 - 10:10pm

      Maybe Bradley Walsh is also the Doctor?

      Or not…..

  • Cymon

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:04pm

    Sadly doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know. A bit of a wasted opportunity really

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  • Doctor Stu

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:04pm

    Well that was….not worth the wait at all

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    • Mrs Who

      July 15th, 2018 - 7:46pm

      To be honest the football was more exciting. The trailer was about as exciting as watching paint dry. I don’t think anyone watching that trailer would think “That’s worth a look when it starts”. More likely responses would be “What?…is that it?”.

    • T.A

      July 15th, 2018 - 10:43pm

      I honestly don’t get, why people are now saying this teaser made Jodie their favourite doctor ever.

    • The Outcast

      July 16th, 2018 - 12:24pm

      I agree. Would have been better if this was dropped unexpectedly during half-time.

  • TARDIS H

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:03pm

    Wow

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  • DoctorFan

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:03pm

    really, was that it!
    She could have at least said something!
    The cinematography was really good though, guess we have to wait until thursday for something actually worth our time

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  • Tyler Prescott

    July 15th, 2018 - 5:01pm

    That was underwhelming.

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