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Old 09-15-18, 05:09 PM
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Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18



"New faces. New worlds. New times."


A new Doctor! A new Show Runner! New Companions! And a new night! The series moves from it's traditional Saturday night spot to Sundays starting October 7th.


10 (50 minute) episodes + A Christmas Special

E01 - The Woman Who Fell to Earth (65 minutes)
E02 - The Ghost Monument
E03 - Rosa
E04 - Arachnids in the UK
E05 - The Tsuranga Conundrum
E06 - Demons of the Punjab
E07 - Kerblam!
E08 - The Witchfinders
E09 - It Takes You Away
E10 - The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

E11 - New Year's Special



The Thirteenth Doctor Revealed




New Logo




Series 11 Teaser




Series 11 Trailer




Breaking the Glass Ceiling


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Re: Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18

Ugh - 3 more weeks!

Looks like the break until the Christmas special is only 1 week. Will be 11 quick episodes and the.ln poof!
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Re: Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18

It seems like this break was much longer than the last. I honestly don't remember much of last season.
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Re: Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18

Series 9 ended December 5, 2015 (not counting the River Song Christmas episode). The next episode was a year later (Doctor Mysterio Christmas episode).

Last year's series (10) lasted from April 15th to July 1st 2017 (not counting the regeneration Christmas episode).

Moffat's tenure had a lot of long breaks between series.
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I honestly don't remember much of last season.
That really shouldn't be much of an issue. With a new cast, new showrunner, new producers, etc. , along with the statement that they're not bringing back any of the old monsters this series, it's basically a soft reboot of the show.
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That really shouldn't be much of an issue. With a new cast, new showrunner, new producers, etc. , along with the statement that they're not bringing back any of the old monsters this series, it's basically a soft reboot of the show.
So... you're saying... I spent the last year... watching all the episodes... to catch up... for nothing...

Eh... I enjoyed the ride for the most part. Especially the Eccleston / Tennant episodes.
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Re: Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18

First stop on that journey – already-announced first episode The Woman Who Fell To Earth, written by Chris Chibnall (and directed by Jamie Childs) which now comes with the following synopsis:

“We don’t get aliens in Sheffield.” In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky.

Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?
So far, this sounds like a classic opening episode for a new Doctor filled with post-regeneration trauma (and amnesia) and an intriguing local threat – and based on the summary for the next episode, The Ghost Monument (also written by Chibnall, and directed by Mark Tonderai), Whittaker’s Time Lord doesn’t have long to rest on her laurels before facing a new challenge the next week.

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment, to solve the mystery of Desolation?

And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?
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So... you're saying... I spent the last year... watching all the episodes... to catch up... for nothing...
From a plot/story arc standpoint, you didn't need to "catch up," however I'm sure there will be nods and winks only long-time viewers will catch.
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Fans will have to wait until episode 2 of Series 11 to see Doctor Who’s new intro sequence and theme in all their glory.

New showrunner Chris Chibnall has revealed that episode 1, “The Women Who Fell to Earth” will do things “slightly differently” to the norm.

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Ugh, enough with the “Glorious” song already. I’ve been on board with a female Doctor since day one, but combined with a new showrunner, it’s starting to look like a full on tonal shift. I’m starting to get a little worried here.
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo View Post
Ugh, enough with the “Glorious” song already. I’ve been on board with a female Doctor since day one, but combined with a new showrunner, it’s starting to look like a full on tonal shift. I’m starting to get a little worried here.
Relax, it's a trailer. They're saving the new show music and theme song for the actual show.
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I do agree with Tom, though. I really hope they don't start doing including pop song music like a lot of CW shows did for a while on their closings. I always hated that.
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Re: Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18

The new series has, occasionally, used pop songs here and there. “Toxic” by Britney Spears turned upin one of Eccleston’s episodes, and Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” in the Christmas episodes comes to mind.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
The new series has, occasionally, used pop songs here and there. “Toxic” by Britney Spears turned upin one of Eccleston’s episodes, and Slade’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” in the Christmas episodes comes to mind.
Don't forget "Here come the drums!"
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My only real apprehension is the number of companions. The new Who generally focuses on the Doctor and a primary companion. At most there have been two (Mickey, Jack, Rory, Nardole). With three plus the Doctor the show looks more like an ensemble.
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Fathom Events is showing the premiere in US theaters on Oct 10 & 11:
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/doctor-who-1
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Re: Doctor Who (BBC America) -- Series 11 Discussion Thread -- Premieres 10/07/18

And now we have a time:

Episode One of Doctor Who Series 11 will air on BBC1 from 6.45pm to 7.45pm on Sunday 7th October 2018, the BBC has confirmed. American fans can watch the episode on BBC America from 1.45pm EST.
10:45am on the West Coast.



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My only real apprehension is the number of companions. The new Who generally focuses on the Doctor and a primary companion. At most there have been two (Mickey, Jack, Rory, Nardole). With three plus the Doctor the show looks more like an ensemble.
I liked the original TARDIS crew set up. Ian, Susan and Barbara had plenty to do. With the Fifth Doctor team tho, Adric always felt like the odd man out. And Nyssa ducked out once Turlough came along so the team dynamic never settled in there.




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And now we have a time:



10:45am on the West Coast.





I liked the original TARDIS crew set up. Ian, Susan and Barbara had plenty to do. With the Fifth Doctor team tho, Adric always felt like the odd man out. And Nyssa ducked out once Turlough came along so the team dynamic never settled in there.



That’s why I said new Who. I grew up with old Who as a kid on PBS. We haven’t had three full time companions in decades.
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"Jodie Whittaker's first episode of Doctor Who has received broadly positive reviews from critics."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45664170
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It's weird that the premiere still isn't showing in my DVR's guide.
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Can the Doctor get knocked up now? Are Timelords still born naturally? Has the show ever covered this?
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It's weird that the premiere still isn't showing in my DVR's guide.
I think BBCA has to submit a change to their programming to the various TV schedule services.

TV Guide still lists 2:30p-5p as "unnanounced" that day.
https://www.tvguide.com/listings/

BBCA's own site only has the schedule filled though 5am that day:
http://www.bbcamerica.com/schedule
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Originally Posted by windom View Post
Can the Doctor get knocked up now? Are Timelords still born naturally? Has the show ever covered this?
The Doctor had a granddaughter, and he's mentioned having a family on Galifrey, but the specifics have never been gone into.
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Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
TV Guide still lists 2:30p-5p as "unnanounced" that day.
Since the announced start time is 1:45 PM ET that block makes no sense.
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