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November 9th, 2017 156 comments

New series. New Doctor. New look!


  • The Moffat Paradox

    January 12th, 2018 - 2:12am

    Came across articles I’ve read with wry amusement in which Moffatt says that people who voted for Brexit would be less likely than people with more “progressive” views to accept a female Doctor and that the writers had to worry about these viewers saying: “that’s not the same person” as “This isn’t a show exclusively for progressive liberals, this is also for people who voted Brexit.”(It obviously escapes him that people on the left voted for Brexit as well; which is why that’s called Lexit.)

    Well other than the fact that is perfectly possible to have voted for Brexit and be happy with the gender change or have voted for Remain and detest it and that it’s lazy thinking to claim being “progressive” is always synonymous with improvement on anything that existed and worked well before (progress just literally means moving forward as in a new year in space and time; it doesn’t necessarily lead to a better outcome just because you’ve made this progress..) as TA puts it here: “It’s not just about the gender, it is also about the agenda pushing things they have been implanting in to the show”.

    So if Moffatt in his time and Chibnal now were really so worried about instilling a viewer and fan revolt when their “progressive” agenda peddling has become so transparent if the damage isn’t already irrevocable perhaps the writing team’s new year resolution could be to stop giving the impression that outside of Who they live in a world in which Remain won the referendum and Hilary Clinton is in the White House.

    • T.A

      January 12th, 2018 - 5:20pm

      Ahh you remembered me.

  • fiona ting

    January 5th, 2018 - 8:52am

    she will be great doctor and I like her outfit for new series which out this year

  • darren thompson

    December 25th, 2017 - 7:14pm

    i love the dr who and looking at her as the dr i dont think so. and i wod like to say bey to the show as i will not be seeing it know more as it as killed the show for me and thanks for all the good times and it was very good but its not the some you have killed it and killed it for me

    • Ian Fairbrother

      December 25th, 2017 - 7:27pm

      Don’t worry, he was half-human once…

    • Anonymous

      January 10th, 2018 - 12:00pm

      Darren, you summed up my feelings as well.

    • The Moffat Paradox

      January 12th, 2018 - 12:56am


  • Deanoid

    December 20th, 2017 - 1:41am

    Tj, such a learned man, “the outfit is iconic and representative”.
    Sorry, it looks like a terrible advert from Pringle.

    • R1ch1e

      December 20th, 2017 - 6:52am


    • T.A

      January 10th, 2018 - 3:58pm

      Every body say at first the costumes at hated, but I never remember any one giving much hate about previous doctor costumes, compared to what ever this is.

  • tj

    December 3rd, 2017 - 3:03pm

    As usual a load of hate commentary.

    FYI nearly all DR Who outfits are denegrated at first and then adored later as iconic and representative.

    I love the outfit, it’s a fashion forward take on the Dr’s eccentic look.

    fits right in with expected fashion trends of 2018.

    Jodie will be amazing as the 13th/14th doc depending on your take of the count and I can’t wait to see what variances she brings to the show.

    I expect she will add a general feeling of inclusiveness, diversity and hope given the supporting line up.

    But don’t let that make anyone assume she can’t also bring, defintiveness of purpose, anger, rage and considerable darkness to counterbalance the general staging.

    can’t wait..

    • R1ch1e

      December 3rd, 2017 - 8:39pm

      Well said tj! I think there is something quite angelic about the look. Not just the costume but the background aswell. Can’t wait too see her in action.

    • David Soderberg

      December 12th, 2017 - 10:22am

      It is dreadful lets drop the idea that who is a children’s program and lets have a kick ass Lara Croft Who in all black leather

    • The Outcast

      December 12th, 2017 - 11:06am

      “FYI nearly all DR Who outfits are denegrated at first and then adored later as iconic and representative.”

      Tell that to the Patchwork coat and Question mark jumper.

    • Anonymous

      January 3rd, 2018 - 2:34am

      @ The Outcast, note tj’s use of the word “nearly”.

    • The Outcast

      January 3rd, 2018 - 12:22pm

      Still true though. Not all outfits are loved. Its not instantly “hate commentary” to dislike the outfit.

    • Dalek Bumps

      January 5th, 2018 - 2:30pm

      I’ve decided I don’t like the costume. It looks ridiculous, and looks like something cobbled together without much thought. It’s looking more like a light weight kiddies tv version of Doctor Who. It’s how the Doctor would look if she made a guest appearance on ‘Balamory’! Seriously get a grip BBC, and get the Doctor in something that can be taken seriously, and not looking like an outright joke!

    • Dalek Bumps

      January 6th, 2018 - 2:14pm

      It’s like the return of JNT’s excess influence in poor taste of costume attire of the mid-late 1980’s. One hopes this costume for Jodie’s Doctor changes during series 11 (season 37), and does so quite rapidly…ideally in the second or third episode.

  • OpticalSpectre

    November 14th, 2017 - 6:21pm

    Costume dosent look very doctor-y but i might just change my mind

    Also, new TARDIS?

    • D0CT0R WH0

      November 14th, 2017 - 8:14pm

      Yes. It is.

    • Anonymous

      November 22nd, 2017 - 4:02pm

      when will the new doctor who theme tune be available and when will i be able to download the new doctor who theme tune

    • The Outcast

      November 24th, 2017 - 1:57am

      I’ve got no idea when the theme will be out, I think we won’t see it until Series 11 episode 1.

    • sara

      November 30th, 2017 - 7:17pm

      ya i don’t think the doctor should be a girl. they have had the boys the doctor why now a girl?

    • OpticalSpectre

      December 12th, 2017 - 6:07pm

      no idea. personally, im alright with the idea of a female doctor. besides, if it dosen’t work, they’ll switch it back

    • T.A

      January 4th, 2018 - 1:14am

      There are many theories such they need a boost in viewing, they want to try something different or it for a pc agenda, which could be the most likely the way the show has been going recent years.

    • The Outcast

      January 4th, 2018 - 2:03pm

      The way to boost viewer numbers is simple, figure out what was good about was good about the most popular years of the show (e.g. the 4th and 10th Doctor years) and update that somewhat to fit what is currently popular in media today, e.g. 80’s style (seems to be shown here), having more female sci-fi/action heroes (check) and whatever else is most popular in media.

    • T.A

      January 5th, 2018 - 9:03pm

      I think what was good about those eras was the storytelling, at the beginning tom had some of the best doctor who stories, same with David in his run, until Moffat’s writing started to go down and pc agenda was probably coming in. They need to have good storytelling and no political bias in it, and do smart decisions that won’t affect the fan base too much, but…

  • Pats86

    November 14th, 2017 - 3:51pm

    Looks like all bases are being covered by the back ground in this picture, is that a sunrise and dawn of a new era? Or is it the sun setting on a once great British institution and show?

    • R1ch1e

      November 14th, 2017 - 3:55pm

      I suppose it depends on whether ones glass is half full or half empty

    • darren thompson

      December 25th, 2017 - 7:15pm

      it dont work and but it back to a man please

  • Sandra

    November 14th, 2017 - 12:13pm

    Just look at the expression on her face. It’s as if she is thinking “Do I really have to wear this, this, ridiculous outfit”???????

  • whovian

    November 13th, 2017 - 5:08pm

    So, ive just been reading a “rumour” that the Doctor’s trench coat isnt actually beige…. but its actually light blue.

    First there was that stupid viral dress being black and blue or white and gold (it was clearly black and blue). Then a trend on a pair of shoes being either of two sets of colours, now this….

    If her coat is light blue then im actually a real life Cyberman. Whats next, the TARDIS is really bright green with pink flowers?

    • Doctor Stu

      November 13th, 2017 - 6:26pm

      Just came here to write this XD and that viral image of the dress was about how our eyes take in light and how we perceive colour, I saw yellow and white and if I looked at the same image again at different parts of the day I saw blue and black so I can appreciate that this coat might actually be blue

    • The Outcast

      November 14th, 2017 - 7:34am

      Well you must be a Cyberman then, because Edward Russel, Doctor Who’s brand manager confirmed it is a light blue lilac colour.

    • whovian

      November 14th, 2017 - 3:20pm

      Im sorry, but how is that light blue/lilac in colour?

    • Doctor Stu

      November 14th, 2017 - 6:57pm

      It’s just the orange light making it look beige

  • Waterloo Curve

    November 13th, 2017 - 1:18pm

    The show is, I fear, heading for the wilderness years again.

    New costume is dreadful. Can’t get my head round this particular change of doctor either. Sorry.

    • Lorraine

      November 13th, 2017 - 2:01pm

      Yes I feel a dumbing down element. Would a 2000 year old Time(person) really dress like this? Be prepared to accept DW to be more like SJA. There is nothing wrong with SJA but we adult fans require something more substantial and we may not be heading in that direction. Heard Gatiss is not writing for the new series (bad) and Chibnall has not written any exceptional episodes thus far. One thing they could do is get rid of the sonic screwdriver because that gets the Doctor out of too many dangers and encourages lazy writing.

    • 12th Doctor Fan

      November 13th, 2017 - 10:13pm

      So agree s9 was my death of the show, Miss know it all Clara, the Clara show Me character who was boring as for end of s9 dont get me started Missy River song, thank god for S10. Now I just can’t get excited for s11, to be honest I’ve stopped caring.

    • The Outcast

      November 14th, 2017 - 7:36am

      Series 9 was the worst. How that is suppose to be the “Best Series” as many proclaim it is astounds me. News flash, just because a Series has 1 good episode, doesn’t mean it’s an instant 10/10 best Series eva!

    • T.A

      November 14th, 2017 - 5:59pm

      Series’s 9 is when the bbc agenda started to probably come in the show.

    • Adam

      November 19th, 2017 - 12:53pm

      I agree T.A …series 9 was when the BBC agenda started….and this new ‘alternate universe Time lady’ version was never Chibnall’s ‘bold idea'(no matter how much spin he puts on it),but the BBC’s.
      No Chibnall and Moffat are just the puppets…so called fan boys who are destorying this once great show…

    • Bert

      December 30th, 2017 - 7:25am

      I think it started in series 8, which is the worse series of who ever, I’ve tried rewatching it several times, I can stomach some episodes but a lot of it is absolute guff and more like watching eastenders (another programme stamped all over by the PC brigade and their imagined idea of the working classes) with little bits of doctor who thrown in. Hope Chibnall doesn’t feel the need to continue this. I didn’t switch off for Capaldi because I’m a massive who fan but now the programme has worn me down and is quite frankly getting boring, shame when they have such a great idea to play with

  • Sandra

    November 13th, 2017 - 12:31pm

    You’re kidding, Right??????

  • Anonymous

    November 13th, 2017 - 12:14am

    please make a 13th Doctor Pudsey with that costume.

    • booboo

      November 13th, 2017 - 9:02am

      yes we will

  • The Living Shadow

    November 12th, 2017 - 9:46pm

    Not sure whether I like the costume yet or not… might have to see it in action first!
    I remember hating Capaldi’s costume after the first promo pic, but after series 8, it became my favourite costume! I’m going to give it some time before I make full judgement. Love the Tardis exterior though, I’m not uncertain about that at all!

  • Deanoid

    November 12th, 2017 - 7:17pm

    This is a terrible travesty. It looks like a bland advert for PRINGLE. The actor concerns me – the Doctor is supposed to be eccentric. if they were going for a woman, they should have gone for Kathy Burke or Francis De la Tour, real character actors to follow in the same tradition as Troughton, Pertwee, Baker. Sorry but Whitakker is not an eccentric. This is a disaster.

    • Dalek Eye Stalk

      November 13th, 2017 - 3:33pm

      This is the same issue I have with Whittaker. Whittaker can certainly act, but she lacks the eccentricity, the gravitas, and the leading character qualities the role needs. It all feels like a watered down light weight Doctor Who. It’s a show clearly on it’s last legs sadly.

    • Doctor You

      November 14th, 2017 - 7:47pm

      We haven’t seen her in any action at all, so give her a break. They hired her for some reason. According to the bbc when she auditioned she was amazing, actors can grow and learn, don’t judge her completely in her past works.

  • Anonymous

    November 12th, 2017 - 6:50pm

    R.I.P Doctor Who 1963-2017

    • Doctor Stu

      November 12th, 2017 - 8:13pm

      Maybe let’s wait until she’s had one actual scene before we judge

    • Mick181

      November 13th, 2017 - 8:55am

      Sorry you should have put 1963-2018, there will be at least one more season, after that who knows?

    • Lorraine

      November 13th, 2017 - 2:35pm

      Anonymous is discounting 2018 because that it when it is feared the series will die due to conceited writers trying to top the shock value of their predecessors unnecessarily and to commit to the BBC PC World and give important roles to those actors they perhaps found easy to manage during previous projects they ran/wrote.

      It just MIGHT still be okay.

    • Pats86

      November 14th, 2017 - 3:56pm

      Don’t worry, they can always do a Dallas and pretend it was all a dream and make everything right again 🙂

    • The Outcast

      December 12th, 2017 - 11:15am

      I doubt the BBC would remove this or NuWho from the continuity. When NuWho dies and then we eventually get a NuNuWho or Post-NuWho or something like that, they’ll just have that follow both NuWho and Classic Who, as much as I’d kinda like them to restart from the Classic Series and get rid of all the Doctor romance and lore meddling. Its the same reason they didn’t discard the TV movie.

  • Andrew Blakey

    November 12th, 2017 - 1:59pm

    I think the new costume brings, a little more light and fun to the series. I only a couple of the 12th Doctor episodes and drifted away from it. Since hearing that Jodie Whittaker was cast , I thought maybe the series will be better. I like the costume, it’s simple and modern. I think Jodie will be a fantastic addition to the series and hopefully there will be an action figure, hopefully a 6 inch one.

    Jodie Whittaker is number one in my book

    • The Outcast

      November 14th, 2017 - 7:40am

      Number one Doctor or… ?
      And there will be an action figure of Jodie. When Character renewed their license, they said there would be 13th Doctor products late next year. Character makes the figures, so this confirms one will be coming at some point.

    • Pats86

      November 14th, 2017 - 3:58pm

      We already have the action figure, she’s called Barbie….or is it Cindy?

  • Mad Dalek

    November 11th, 2017 - 10:15pm

    Oh look Doctor Clown,

    Just isn’t the look of “Who”
    I have a bad feeling the season will be played for laughs,, honestly, one look at her coming and even the Daleks will be laughing

  • Mick181

    November 11th, 2017 - 2:28am

    Dreadfull Dreadfull, Dreadfull is all i can come up with for her outfit. Who cares what the Outside of the Tardis looks like? Its a Police Box and its Blue as long as they don’t change the basics of it, who cares?
    I’m a life long Dr Who Fan and i couldnt tell the difference between the Outside of Hartnells, McCoys or Capaldis if my life depended on it, insides yes. Other than episodes where we have had things drawn or stuck on it, i don’t take one bit of notice of the outside.

    • Tyler Prescott

      November 12th, 2017 - 9:07pm

      What? The TARDIS is the face of the show (after the Doctor, of course) and the way it looks is important. I, for one, love the new design, but if it changes too much, it won’t look right, and won’t work in the show.

      “Its a Police Box and its Blue as long as they don’t change the basics of it, who cares?”
      E V E R Y O N E

    • Adam

      November 13th, 2017 - 12:44pm

      I agree Mick181…i couldn’t care less what the police box looks like as long as it remains a police box…my problem is with the ‘alternate universe Time lady’ that’s standing in front of it…

    • Mick181

      November 19th, 2017 - 4:57am

      Well the 1st doctor didn’t notice the difference in the latest trailer.

  • Adam

    November 10th, 2017 - 9:32pm

    Dear,dear,dear…It looks like this new ‘alternate universe’ version is going all out pantomime….IT’S BEHIND YOU !!

    • Aaron Beavis

      November 11th, 2017 - 12:12am

      What alternate universe? I’m confused.

    • Prof Horner

      November 12th, 2017 - 11:57am

      This is how I felt in 1987. The difference this time is we have a new head writer and producer. Something we did not have back then. Lets see how it goes , make up your mind then.

    • Doctor Stu

      November 12th, 2017 - 1:33pm

      And a head writer who actually knows how to write decent dialogue and characters as opposed to all the poetry dialogue of moffat who always seemed to be trying to get as many quotes on t shirts as he could

  • fiona ting

    November 10th, 2017 - 4:31pm

    i think her costume is good chose because it easy for her run or fight with all the monsters or aliens with her new companions help during her new adventure which film for next years autumn or spring for 12 episodes

    • Anonymous

      November 10th, 2017 - 5:54pm


  • Whovian

    November 10th, 2017 - 4:08pm

    On the bright side, the Doctor’s new costume means that males are still able to cosplay as her, just like women have cosplayed all of her previous male selves.

    The Doctor is eccentric (usually) in what he/she wears, just look at the awful costume that Colin Baker used to wear, i still think that there was some drug use going on when they came up with that idea. I actually like the long coat and the boots, thats it. Im not really that keen on the TARDIS’s new design, but thats mainly due to being used to Matt and Peter’s version.

    So now we have seen the Doctor’s outfit and exterior of the police box, i want to see what we will be looking at inside the ship on a Saturday night (thats is as long as Chibnall doesnt ask the BBC to change the air date or something, hes already changed so much…. and yes, thats me having a dig at Chibnall)

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    November 10th, 2017 - 3:35pm

    Classic Tardis design on the outside. So I wonder if it will have the classic roundel design on the inside?

  • CG

    November 10th, 2017 - 3:21pm

    I’m really enjoying reading all these comments aha – real mixed bag division, like 13th Doctor announcement I suppose.
    Personally I like both the outfit and the Tardis and maybe, for those unsure about the costume, it may really suit her Doctors personality … I am very excited for series 11 – but Christmas first

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    November 10th, 2017 - 10:44am

    The door sign has changed its wording slightly to.
    The current one reads “officers and cars respond to all calls”
    This one says “officers and cars respond to urgent calls”
    Another call back to the classic TARDIS

  • Exterminator

    November 10th, 2017 - 9:19am

    I like the new yet classic Tardis exterior, I really hope they’ve gone for a classic style console room with roundels and another set of doors inside and while they’re at it, get rid of that awful merry-go-round thing above the console.

    • cunningmunki

      November 10th, 2017 - 10:59am


    • The Outcast

      November 11th, 2017 - 1:06pm

      Oh yes, the inner doors NEED to come back. They are so cool!

  • 123456789

    November 10th, 2017 - 9:17am

    The TARDIS looks like the TARDIS from the 1900s. The writing signs is black, the POLICE BOX sign is small and (sadly) the ambulance sign has gone but I like the shade of blue. I don’t piticulaly like the new outfit but I guess it is alright. It goes with the classic TARDIS because all of the colours.

  • Harold Saxon

    November 9th, 2017 - 11:48pm

    I’m liking the look of our new doctor , I wonder what her personality will be like ?
    Like the classic series look Tardis too

  • Aaron Beavis

    November 9th, 2017 - 10:40pm

    I love the new look! I am very excited to see the variations. I love the classic style TARDIS with a new style of doctor. Also the new marketing team really have a thing with the outdoors don’t they?

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    November 9th, 2017 - 10:36pm

    Things i’m liking:-
    1. The Coat, the doctor always has to have along coat!
    2. The Boots (very 11th doctor)
    3. The braces

    Things i’m not liking
    1. The jack up trousers
    2. The tops to plain for me.
    3. The socks look silly
    4. The main thing i hate is they have left her piercings in her ear!! The doctor just wouldn’t have them!

    As for the TARDIS it’s very classic who. In fact It has the larger dimensions and still a squared look to it like 9,10,11 and 12’s. But yet slicker like the classic models.
    I like the change to a black sign rather than white, but a shame to see the ambulance sign go. Strange the hinges have swapped so it opens differently.
    The white window frames remain which i prefer.
    From what i can see of the lamp, it looks a little strange.
    The colour is gorgeous much duller and battered looking which is what i prefer.
    Now on a whim i’m guessing from the window glow the new interior is orangey. But that could just be the picture.

    • 123456789

      November 10th, 2017 - 9:18am

      Yeah, I 100 per cent agree

  • Lucas1701

    November 9th, 2017 - 10:08pm

    I like the outfit, although no doubt she’ll have a number of variations. This one has lots of nods to the costumes of previous Doctors, adds a bit of colour and is the right level of eccentric for me. Save for the cut off trousers, I could easily see it being worn by a male Doctor, which I guess is the point: the character is the same, so the style is broadly consistent.

    TARDIS looks grand, but need a better image.


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