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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?…



  • Anonymous

    September 14th, 2018 - 11:05am

    Here’s a thought…

    Romana II took on the appearance of Princess Astra (after first ‘trying on’ different appearances), Colin Baker first appeared as Commander Maxil (determined to kill Peter Davison’s Doctor) and more recently Peter Capaldi’s Doctor looked a great deal like a certain well-to-do Roman living in the shadow of Pompeii.

    ‘Borrowing’ the appearance of an already existing being seems to be a well established option for Time Lord regenerations…

    So, assuming there will be future female Doctors – and to redress the lack of ‘ginger’ appearances… might I suggest Karen Gillan as the Doctor for the show’s 60th anniversary?

  • whovian

    September 13th, 2018 - 11:25pm

    Dalek Eye Stalk, the Doctor is the Doctor, no matter what face or body they find themself wearing I suppose

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 13th, 2018 - 9:42pm

    I suppose if the show is a success with a female Doctor, and many more women play the role in succession, so it becomes very established…what would happen if the role suddenly went back to a male lead? Would there be a similar split in fandom?

  • Anonymous

    September 13th, 2018 - 2:19pm

    Like Ron Weasley

  • the ergon

    September 13th, 2018 - 10:40am

    She would have been a good choice maybe next time.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 13th, 2018 - 9:42am

    Yeah, Moffat clearly built up the gender swap idea during HIS time in the series. It certainly wasn’t referred to in the series before then. One can’t help but think that Moffat knew full well Chibnall wanted a female Doctor for quite some time. It can’t be any coincidence that the Master became Missy, the Timelord General regenerating from man to woman, Clara saying to the Cyberman that ‘she’ is the Doctor, and then her face appearing in the Doctor Who titles! It wasn’t exactly subtle was it. The agenda of changing the Doctor’s gender has been in the planning since Moffat run the show, and not before.

  • R1ch1e

    September 13th, 2018 - 6:19am

    Damn right!!!!!! I feel that us gingers can only ever be companions

  • the ergon

    September 12th, 2018 - 9:46pm

    Well DWM is out a week tomorrow so probably they will want to get some of those titles out first before the TV guides unless they allow so many and the rest TBA (To be Announced), allowing the likes of Radio Times full details when nearest to the air date of ‘The woman who fell to Earth’.

  • whovian

    September 12th, 2018 - 2:44pm

    Does anyone know when the Radio Times episode guide for the new series will be out? I imagine it would be the 2nd October issue, but I want to be certain.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 12th, 2018 - 1:57pm

    Maybe the sisterhood of Karn added the ability to turn into a female when they gave him that regenerative potion in night of the Doctor. But Moffat has made out as if this has always been a chsnge that could have happened. Whereas even tho I’m not against the female doctor I would have liked for there to be a reason why instead of Moffat writing as if this has always been a possibility

  • whovian

    September 12th, 2018 - 10:46am

    Some fans are upset the the new Doctor is a woman. Real fans are upset that she is STILL not ginger.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 11th, 2018 - 10:22pm

    If Who originated as a successful comic book or a computer game then you could have in publications as many different iterations of the same character as male,female,gay, straight, black, transgender or disabled as well as continuing stories with the different original incarnations (Marvel’s tried female versions of male superheroes). Market forces would reveal what was really the most popular.amongst all consumers.

    With something that originated on particularly publicly funded TV more finite resources (including time; appositely enough) are involved so you have to try to appeal much more critically initially to a MASS audience having originally struck lightning with the classic series back in 1963 when no one could foresee what a phenomenon was being created. So short of being able to give like a drink Who just as each of us imagines we would now like it best if the writing isn’t good enough to complement or make up for the performance of the radically changed central character by Jodie Whittaker I think this is a bit like a licence payer paid very speculative investment which could tank terribly if it departs too much from what worked before,

    But IF IT WORKS (PC warts and all) it will probably be the BIGGEST PAY OFF for the BBC with Who since bringing it back in 2005. In which In which case comparisons with Sidney Newman when played by Brian Cox in “An Adventure In Space And Time” would be apt who told Verity Lambert “no bug eyed monsters” and was livid about the Daleks until the viewing figures came in.:”10 million viewers for your bug eyed monsters. What do I know kid?”

  • the ergon

    September 11th, 2018 - 11:31am

    I agree the gender change for some might have been a step too far for traditionalists. Since the series came back in 2005, I myself have had to adjust to the format change separating the classic series from the new (And there are things i dislike from both eras)The show is continually adding to its own mythology and evolving, thats just the way it is. Is it such a huge sidestep to just accept a woman and give her a chance (even if some aren,t happy with the casting).Maybe more could have been mentioned earlier to facillitate this change instead of a last minute reference from the 12th doctor (‘We can only Hope’) and the not so subtle regeneration in ‘Hell Bent’.
    Its a sign of the times. The way its going could pave the way for a coloured, gay, transgender or even disabled doctor. Its not the old Who i grew up on but i like different and as long as it keeps the show moving in a positive way (Not stuffing the PC casting or overdoing the political points down my throat) i,ll embrace jodies incarnation. There, the ‘Eregon’ has spoken, thanks for your input Patsy86.

  • Pats86

    September 11th, 2018 - 6:44am

    the eregon I agree, some are wading in before Jodie has even began.
    As a dissenter to the gender change it has taken me a long time to get my head around it, even now I feel it has been forced into the show after 50 years of this never having been mentioned (excluding Tom Bakers comment many years ago)
    Having said that I am looking at as many positives as I can, and I will give Jodie the chance to win me around, if this happens I would happy to come here and say so but no matter what I personally feel others are going to be completely against this change and they are within their rights to say so.
    I do believe this is a mistake, it has clearly split the fan base and it did not have to happen.

  • the ergon

    September 10th, 2018 - 10:01pm

    Free speech is one thing. Its that vehemance of negativity before its even started. I don,t think i,m going to wade in when it kicks off. Its quite obvious some people are relishing killing the beginning of jodies tenure, PC or not. I don,t envy you.

  • Pats86

    September 10th, 2018 - 9:27pm

    I do think the comments can be aggressive, but the eregon I ask you this… if booboo only allowed positive comments or constructive criticism it would not be an open forum would it?
    I hope I myself have not gone too far with my criticism in the past, I realise that I have upset some but I do get passionate about this show.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 10th, 2018 - 8:56pm

    The ergon one persons idea of “constructive criticism” might be anothers idea of gratuitous negativity. I think the claim that sceptics are just a “vocal minority” is shown as a dubious claim as judging by comments here opinion until transmission from October 7th remains split.

  • booboo

    September 10th, 2018 - 7:04pm

    And then wait for the emails or comments on denying people their right to “free speech” no matter how aggressive if stuff gets deleted, yeah really looking forward to that one.

  • the ergon

    September 10th, 2018 - 5:54pm

    All the naysayers sharpening their blades ready to take it down before we,ve even started. I hope Booboo youre taking note and only allow apply the more positive comments or constructive criticisms when you put up the ‘What did you think of.. section on your site.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 10th, 2018 - 4:20pm

    Whether the Doctor is a he or she, it’s the writing and direction that will decide the fate of this long running series. I’m certainly not fickle enough to believe just because we have a female Doctor that the series is doomed for failure. But I would have preferred Phobe Waller-Bridge. Naturally funny and quirky actress. Would have been perfect.

  • Anonymous

    September 10th, 2018 - 3:35pm

    It would not make sense to make human male characters, like James Bond, Robin Hood etc female, at least with the Doctor you can make the excuse of his an alien who can literally change their entire appearance.

  • Doctor Stu

    September 10th, 2018 - 9:28am

    The ‘about time’ comment only really applies to the Doctor though however as the others aren’t aliens who can replace every cell of their bodies

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 10th, 2018 - 9:09am

    If the BBC wanted a female time traveller, why couldn’t they have done ‘The adventures of Romana’. Probably would have been a better spinoff than ‘Class’! Anyway, if it’s ‘about time’ for a female Doctor, surely it’s also time for a female James Bond, or a female Sherlock Holmes, or a female Robin Hood etc. Maybe the issue really is there aren’t aready enough established fictional female role models.

  • R1ch1e

    September 10th, 2018 - 6:36am

    I do agree with most. Chibnalls episodes have hardly been classics. That’s not to say I hate them. Far from it in fact. I just recently watched The Hungry Earth again and loved it. But In comparison to other stories i wouldn’t choose 42 over Silence in the Library for example.

    But here the thing as I see it. All this episodes of Torchwood and Doctor Who that he has written in the past have been done so under another showrunner. Russell T and Moff would tell him write a story to fill 45 minutes of their series and I don’t think this style of writing suits him. I think his strengths lie as Showrunner himself. Where he can be allowed complete reign over the show. He is a very broad sites better suited to a full series.

    Take Broadchurch for example. It is the other obvious Chibnall work to compare to after all. He created a program that got the whole country talking. He created characters for Olivia Coleman and Jodie Whittaker that made them household names. And it certainly didn’t do David Tennants incredible reputation any harm. The attention to detail was second to none, handling the most sensitive subjects very delicately. Ok so the second series didn’t hit quite the same hights but the third, for me was every bit as good as the first.

    If he has put that TLC into Doctor Who as he did with Broadchurch, as Showrunner, then i think Doctor who is in very safe hands indeed.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    September 10th, 2018 - 1:46am

    If we not very pleasantly and unexpectedly surprised by series 11 and it doesn’t gel it could have wider implications for UK TV and the BBC in particular as well as elsewhere; a blowback against programmes being too Liberal Left,SJW/PC agenda driven.Which would be a cultural shock for many of them that work in TV. They’ll finally have to get it: The public DOSENT LIKE THIS and are SICK OF IT.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 9th, 2018 - 9:50pm

    Well, I don’t consider any of Chibnall’s previous Doctor Who (or Torchwood) episodes to be classics, whilst Moffat did write some absolute belting classics during the RTD era. But I do feel Moffat’s stories are more memorable from the RTD era, than those that were written whilst showrunner. Chibnall had a superb first series of ‘Broadchurch’, but would have been better as a one-off, rather than having further series, that couldn’t live up to the first, and arguably didn’t.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 9th, 2018 - 9:27pm

    Well, if the Jodie Whittaker era and series 11 doesn’t gel, I will just go and watch Jon Pertwee and season 11 on DVD instead on Sunday nights. ‘The Time Warrior’ is quality Doctor Who at least.

  • Dalek Eye Stalk

    September 9th, 2018 - 8:15pm

    Well, if they don’t explain it. I just presume that gender change was installed into Timelord regenerative d.n.a at a later stage in Gallifrey’s evolution. As quite clearly, the Doctor’s first set of 12 regenerations were all male. So Romana’s first set of regenerations would all be female, the Master’s were extremely likely all male, until of course he was resurrected with a new set of regenerations, hence why he became her (Missy). I’d even suggest that even Morbius was male in all his regenerations, until his all his lives diminished, and eventually became just a brain in a goldfish bowl! Plus, I don’t recall the second Doctor (The War Games) being offered a female form when the Timelords let the Doctor choose his next appearance. Indeed, the Sisterhood of Karn did offer the eighth Doctor the chance to be a man or woman. So the Timelords by this point already were able to switch genders through regeneration. But as the eighth Doctor chose to be a warrior and remained a man, he was only going to become a she ‘IF’ the Timelords gifted the Doctor with a new regenerative life cycle. Luckily for him they did, and in the process gave him a gender swap d.n.a process.

  • Pats86

    September 9th, 2018 - 3:51pm


  • Pats86

    September 9th, 2018 - 3:48pm

    I’m talking about how PC agenda issues could and no doubt will be used to attack the show during season 11.
    I may do so myself, can’t comment yet as we haven’t seen the new season yet!
    So some fans will worry about season 11, like it or not, just because you a not, doesn’t mean others won’t. And they have a right to do so because many are not happy with the gender change myself included, but as I have stated before I will give it a go, I’ve invested a lot of time from the early 70s up until now as a fan.