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September 7th, 2018 65 comments

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Doctor Who Series 11 Release Date Trailer

The Doctor’s ready, are you?…



  • Doctor Stu

    September 9th, 2018 - 12:55pm

    Chris Chibnall has said the Doctors gender will barely be addressed, we’ve had three teasers now and this is the first time the gender has been addressed, not even verbally or explicitly. And why would drawing attention to it make anyone ‘worry’ about the show anyway. For example, they made it clear well before airing that Charlie and Matteusz from class were going to be gay but nobody started ‘worrying’ about that. What if it’s actually addressed in the show, are people still going to complain?

  • Tyler Prescott

    September 9th, 2018 - 11:28am

    The writing should be better with Chibnall at the helm, and the 45 minute episodes are being extended slightly, so that should make something of a difference.

  • Pats86

    September 9th, 2018 - 10:50am

    Not much in terms of spoilers so that is a good thing, but the teaser itself is something of a let down.
    I can fully understand the PC comments and it does worry a bit for season 11.
    Less than a month to go now and judgments will be made on Jodie and everything else.

  • Pats86

    September 9th, 2018 - 10:40am

    47 I thought I would have preferred Sunday’s to watch, never thought about NFL! been supporting Patriots since 1986 (hence to user name) will have to give it some more thought.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 9th, 2018 - 9:51am


  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 9th, 2018 - 1:47am

    Another ‘something of nothing’ trailer. And the accompanying music was awful. It’s fine not giving anything away, but if the trailers we get are naff anyway, why bother. It only makes the new series less appealing. These trailers are not making me excited about the upcoming series, but very apprehensive about where this show is heading.

  • Anonymous

    September 9th, 2018 - 12:17am

    I am extremely hyped for this series. More so than any other since the 50th Anniversary.
    I think it’s because we really know nothing about it yet.
    All I really ask is for a proper explanation of why the Doctor has never had a female regeneration before.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2018 - 11:16pm

    Wasn’t there talk about how they are not going to make a deal about the Gender change and then they do this.
    I am starting to get worried about Season 11 and its got nothing to do with the Gender change, just struggling to get excited. Haven;t been impressed with the Script writing for about 3 years now, Plenty of good story ideas but poorly written, found the ideas just didn’t fit into a 45 min episode, with poor pacing a serious issue.

  • whovian

    September 8th, 2018 - 10:16pm

    Completely agree. When the Doctor says oops, I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can sort of feel a bit of the cheekiness of her tenth incarnation coming out a bit. It’s like Bart Simpson saying his “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, you can’t prove anything” catchphrase.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 8th, 2018 - 9:46pm

    Short of a more conventional trailer it might also have made more sense in trying to win us sceptics over if when the glass cracked we could see images of things that are going to be seen in the episodes in the shards.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 8th, 2018 - 9:39pm

    I know what smashing the glass ceiling means and it’s fairly accurate. In fact People didn’t want her to be the new doctor, they wanted it to be a man and so in one way she’s smashed the class ceiling to get to this particular role in the first place.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 8th, 2018 - 9:24pm

    The problem with a word like “progressive” is that it is used as a buzzword as part of agendas like gender change to imply improvement on what went before when it most literally means moving forward to a new destination. Just because you’ve moved to a new destination in anything doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better one. So when people say “it was better in the old days” their not necessarily just being nostalgic for an era, in this case the history of a TV show, they didn’t appreciate as much at the time. There can be instances in which saying that might well be right.

    As far as Chibnall claiming that if this change in Who hadn’t been done it would be”behind in the world”” I often wonder if their actually in the world when Liberal Left agendas have been getting rejected at the ballot box.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2018 - 8:57pm

    Why show anything at all that can have controversial meanings, its almost like its deliberate to divide fandom again.

    You need to look up what “smashing the glass ceiling” means in some circles and it sure has nothing to do with Timelords.

    That’s not a trailer its a statement.

  • booboo

    September 8th, 2018 - 8:50pm

    yes got driven of twitter because he dared to question, and by a fellow actor as well.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2018 - 8:47pm

    I do find it a bit weird, that the people saying give her a chance then attack people, like peter Davidson, who have fair and constructed opinions on the gender change.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 8th, 2018 - 8:43pm

    I just appreciated it for what it was, a tongue in cheek teaser trailer with a shot of the new Doctor being cheeky and an amazing HD glass ceiling smashing into a million pieces. I just wish people didn’t have to pick it apart and start complaining. So what she’s ‘smashing the glass ceiling’ the world didn’t end.

  • El Royale

    September 8th, 2018 - 7:48pm

    In every interview i’ve seen with the cast and crew this year they have enforced the point that they barely make a big deal out of her gender, like when Jodie was asked if she is playing it as a boy or a girl by a fan which she then talked about in a recent Marie Curie interview, she said she’s playing it as The Doctor. Even some leakers have been stating this, and if you have stumbled on some of the leaks from this series, it’s fair to say 90-95% of them have been accurate apart from the annual “Captain Jack/K9/River Song/Rose/Ace/Omega Is Coming Back” Rumours

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:29pm

    Personally I don’t mind the the gender change, but I think the reasons for it was to seem progressive. For example, Chris Chibnall in the entertainment magazine said he thought “the time was right” and if Doctor who didn’t do the gender change “we would be behind in the world”, this is him pretty confirming the reason he did the gender change was to be progressive.

  • R1ch1e

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:25pm

    Yeah it does doesn’t it Whovian. I can almost imagine most of the other Doctors in her position saying Whoops! Lol Because even though the Doctor is always the Hero, at the same time can be quite clumsy. Looks like she might not have lost that ‘daffiness’ after all!

  • booboo

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:22pm

    if anything i think it will be around strictly with its high viewing figures

  • R1ch1e

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:19pm

    I did quite like the music as it is in the teaser but having heard the whole thing in spotify I’m not a fan! But I still love the teaser.

    As you say Booboo i think people just want a proper trailer and i can only assume that there will be one at the South Africa Comic Con next week? I think Jodie is going.

  • booboo

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:08pm

    neither had i until i looked it up after reading some comments, so i can see why to some its just adding fuel to PC argument.

    More people seem to be complaining about the music however.

    And even more people would just like a “proper” trailer with clips for the show.

  • whovian

    September 8th, 2018 - 5:01pm

    I had never even heard of this so-called “saying” before, I think for any genuine fan of the show, it should be acknowledged that the Doctor is an alien, when he/she is injured, the regeneration process starts. It just so happens that the new body is that of a female, she is still the Doctor.

    I wasn’t a fan when it was announced, but I decided not to judge on something I haven’t even seen yet. So to all of you that don’t like the idea, just give the new Doctor a chance, you might just like her.

  • whovian

    September 8th, 2018 - 4:53pm

    R1ch1e I think I’ve watched it around 10 times now. And then the Doctor just looks at the audience and says oops, sounds like something the Doctor would say.

  • The Master

    September 8th, 2018 - 4:49pm

    Having the Doctor as a woman in the context of the show is fine, but “smashing the glass ceiling” as many people have picked up on has very little to do with that in their opinion.

    A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.

    The metaphor was first coined by feminists in reference to barriers in the careers of high-achieving women.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2018 - 4:37pm

    Why shouldn’t The Doctor be a woman? They never said she couldn’t be? Time lords can change in to anything but God forbid a woman. Jodie will do a great job at being a role model of female empowerment inclusive to all. They’re hardly ramming it down our throats when the idea has been thought of since the 80s when Tom Baker left. It’s about time

  • 47

    September 7th, 2018 - 5:31pm

    “Whoops” indeed.

    This glass ceiling nonsense is just that, we all have our own ceiling levels to get through, and the BBC pandering to left liberalism is wrong.
    The issue of gender change is different to feminism, different to misogyny, or the BBC’s pay gap.
    All of these can be tackled with clever narratives of the story without it being rammed down our throats, and actually use The Doctor as he has been, a positive male influence that is inclusive to all, and can pass that on and write in empowered female characters – a regeneration of Susan would great and completely change the stereotype she became to emphasise the points…. or use Romana again.
    I am glad it is on on a Sunday, cos it will clash with the NFL, so I will be watching the NFL instead.

  • Omega63

    September 7th, 2018 - 5:29pm

    Not a fan of this. Visuals are great, but the message behind them just seems to be reinforcing my worries. And the music choice, is, off. The ‘got a chance to start again’ with the logo is just cringey tbh. It feels like the shows trying too hard to appeal to a modern audience like other shows.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 7th, 2018 - 5:06pm

    Us gender change sceptics would still like to see more inviting titbits around anything that still seems quintessential Who that’s supposed to be intended to reel us in to watching/recording/streaming “Series 11”.

  • R1ch1e

    September 7th, 2018 - 4:38pm

    I cannot get enough of this! Love it!