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New Opening Doctor Who Titles and Theme Tune

The new Doctor Who title sequence, with new arrangement of the theme by Segun Akinola



  • ColinB

    October 31st, 2018 - 3:26pm

    I have to admit I really like these opening titles.

    Starts off both music and looks like a heart beat before merging into titles similar to Troughton/Pertwee era.

    The music is also similar to Hartnell ears so there is nice mixture of the old elements combined with a newer look.

    I like the organic/fluid look about it before speeding down the vortex.

    I will admit it need to have a longer into maybe a shot of the tardis flying through it.

    So its different from the capaldi intro but just as good


  • ADAM

    October 22nd, 2018 - 1:05pm

    The new arrangement of the theme tune is the only thing i like about this new since the 70’s.

  • Lightningboy

    October 22nd, 2018 - 11:08am

    Best title sequence since it returned but would’ve like to see the Doctor’s (full) face in the titles.

  • The 14th doctor

    October 21st, 2018 - 10:18am

    Agreed, also for the first time in modern who era, no TARDIS in the opening sequence either.

  • the ergon

    October 20th, 2018 - 2:18pm

    Watching it again it looks rather like a colourised ultrascan after a month.

  • The Jamie

    October 17th, 2018 - 1:54pm

    Am I the only thought that the opening would look like what they showed when they revealed the new logo because that looked a little better

  • Bushboy

    October 15th, 2018 - 1:43pm

    Love the new title sequence, although I do agree with some other comments that it does feel a little short. Perhaps a bit more of the base line before the melody kicks in? I also really like the 70’s arrangement used to loop and fade out at the end. If they brought that back and added The Doctor’s face it would be perfect. I only hope they don’t ruin it every second week by not having the graphics in sinc with the music as with half of Capaldi’s episodes. That really used to annoy me. Very distracting.
    Also I hope we still get the sting going into the titles if future episodes open with a pre-credits teaser.

  • Tim M

    October 14th, 2018 - 11:22pm

    Like the music. Evokes the classic original version. Not too sure of the visuals though…looks like s toilet being unblocked with Mr Muscle!

  • Judooning

    October 14th, 2018 - 10:12pm

    Feels like a mixture of old and new. And I love the colour. I’d say my favourite title sequence of the modern era.

  • The Drums The Never Ending Drum Beat

    October 14th, 2018 - 9:47pm

    Despite the fact that the new theme is really good (the new composer has outdone himself) and the titles been designed by the legendary John Smith vfx, I am sad to say that I do not like it. I honestly can’t tell what supposed to be going on, it doesn’t feel like a time vortex as well as the fact that the logo we were given in the teaser doesn’t look a whole lot like the logo we got in the actual titles: it’s more purple liquid than gold dust. Plus why is it so different to the teaser? I loved the fact that there were just random red orange crystals in this kind of desolate background, and the TARDIS creates this brand new logo like a child drawing something in the sand, it looked so nice compared to what we got in the end! But that is just my opinion so take that with a grain of salt.


    October 14th, 2018 - 9:06pm

    I like the music, but it does feel a bit like a youtube video. And it’s so short! And I miss the TARDIS being in it too.

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:58pm

    Shorter titles mean more story! All for that. Love the music, love the titles. Would have liked Jodie there but never mind it’s not the end of the world

  • whovian

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:32pm

    Was meant to say overhyped, not overjoyed.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:24pm

    Perhaps a tad short but, apart from that, I think they’re brilliant. I prefer them to the titles sequence for series 8/9/10.

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:23pm

    Love it. A lovely nod to the original theme and graphics. It does remind me if one of the Big Finish 8th Doctor themes though. I think it was Dark Eyes. Which is not a bad thing.


    October 14th, 2018 - 8:21pm

    I really liked the titles, I always expected Chibnalls titles to be shorter as he’s a pertwee fan and his title sequence was the first short version of the titles. I loved the colour scheme as well.

  • whovian

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:16pm

    Don’t like it. Feels too rushed like he only had like 5 minutes to create something. And I must say that in the interviews he has done, it feels like he’s oversold and overjoyed it. The end theme is a bit better though

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:09pm

    I like it. I’m just disappointed it’s so short and jodies face isn’t in it.

  • T.A

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:08pm

    I like it, but for me it feels too short.

  • When The Doctor Was Me

    October 14th, 2018 - 8:07pm

    Love this so much!!! I much prefer the darker sequences. So series 5-6 (not 7a’s). I never liked the Capaldi era titles, very cartoony and the theme was screechy. This is just beautiful theme and visuals. So excited for Doctor Who again!!

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