With the Thirteenth Doctor in DOCTOR WHO, "the Doctor She ", if I might be forgiven, ____ ____, to be introduced in her first episode of a regular season

(series)oo-morrow - let's chatter Gallifreyian!

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Jodie Whittaker, of course. Ms. Whittaker is the13th Doctor. You try to start a line, realizing you don't remember a name (snd are on a a touch dodgy?? - I'm sorry, phone! - phone, as you are in transit), put a placeholder up - and can't get the " Options " button to respond when you come back!

...Too-morrow, the first full Whittaker series starts, with a " Global Simulcast ', which will be at 10:45 AM here in California. So, 6:45 PM in the UK - Is Doctor Who still considered by the BBC to be a " children's programme " at least older ones? Is the Americanism " tweens " used much in Blighty?

  I am now watching the how-DW-began drama " Adventure In Space And Time " on BBC America.

I'm looking forward to it, but, due to a long story, I most likely won't get to see any of them until they come out on DVD.  :(

As for it being a "kid's show", it seems to be mostly "kid-friendly" these days, although there's been an episode or two that I'd think twice before letting a little kid watch it.

If I started my Doctor Who adventure here, would that work? Or do I have to go watch the first 1,676,982 shows that preceded this one first to understand and/or enjoy?

Since I haven't seen the episode yet, it's hard to say for sure, but they usually try to make a new Doctor's first episode a good jumping-on point.

Captain Comics said:

If I started my Doctor Who adventure here, would that work? Or do I have to go watch the first 1,676,982 shows that preceded this one first to understand and/or enjoy?

...Counting down now to the first full Whittaker episode...A presumably USA-rxclusive " Watch Party " is finishing up on BBC America now...So you've never seen it, or rad any Who material, Captain?
...I was remembering FAMILY AFFAIR, but that was JOHNNY Witakker!
...Whittaker. for the Sixties kid...The DW episode I'd past 20 minutes in. and there hasn't been a titles sequence yet! Trying for a " movie -style " end titles sequence?

Has the new Doctor Who begun yet? I'll set my DVR.

1)It's impossible to watch all of the original series, as 97 episodes from the first two Doctors are still missing.

2)It's possible to enjoy the new series without having seen any of the original series, although the new series is full of old series references for those of us who know it well.

Ninety-seven episodes? NINETY-SEVEN?

First, how can there be that many episodes in just two seasons? And second, how can you lose them? Ejamicate me, Baron!

Also, is there indication of the content of those ... 97 ... episodes? Old scripts or whatnot? Surely they're not just down the memory hole.

(Ninety-seven?!!??)

1)Doctor Who in the 60's covers from 1963-1969, and in those days, they filmed something like 48 weeks a year.  If a cast member wanted a week off,  they'd have to write them out of that week's episode.

2)They were lost because in the 60's and 70's, the British did not have our concept of the perpetual re-run or syndication. An episode ran once, and maybe was re-run once, then was expected never to be shown again. (There was no concept of a home video market in those days.)  Lots of early British TV was erased or taped over for purposes of economy.  Some shows were wiped out completely.  A lot of episodes exist only because the show was broadcast all over the British Commonwealth. As recently as the early Twenty-First Century, episodes were still turning up in forgotten broadcast facility closets in Singapore or Kenya. There's not much hope for further episodes turning up, the old tapes are probably rotting by now.

3)We know pretty much what was in the episodes from production materials and novelizations that were published in the 1970's, mostly by former script editor Terrance Dicks. In addition, prehistoric fanboys taped the soundtracks of the shows off of the TV.  Several stories that were only missing one or two episodes have been released with the missing episodes animated to these soundtracks.



Captain Comics said:

Ninety-seven episodes? NINETY-SEVEN?

First, how can there be that many episodes in just two seasons? And second, how can you lose them? Ejimicate me, Baron!

Also, is there indication of the content of those ... 97 ... episodes? Old scripts or whatnot? Surely they're not just down the memory hole.

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