The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.
The Doctor, a Time Lord from the race whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his/her ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he/she regenerates into a new form (which is how the series has been running since the departure of the original actor, William Hartnell, in 1966).Written by
The series took a break in 2009 and 2016. However, four specials were broadcast throughout 2009 to mark the end of the Russell T. Davis and David Tennant era: Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (2009), Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars (2009), Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part One (2009) and Doctor Who: The End of Time - Part Two (2010), and season five aired in 2010. Production on season ten commenced in July 2016, and The Doctor did return for the 2016 Christmas Special, Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio (2016). The tenth season airs in 2017. See more »
Each episode has a pre-credits sequence, and a trailer for the following episode at the end. Episode one has no pre-credits sequence(except for 5.1 " The Eleventh Hour", and episode thirteen has no trailer. See more »
When shown on Disney XD, some censorship is performed: spoken instances of the word "hell" are muted and the printed word is blurred when visible in its entirety, but not when it is partially obscured. See more »
I just finished the 5th episode with Jodie Whitaker as the new doctor. The writing is so weak and the stories so dull and plodding that I can't blame the cast. I get that the transition to a new doctor takes some time both in terms of storytelling and character development. But there seems to be little continuity between the old and new doctor. They are technically the same person! I'm not asking her to be the same as the previous doctors. I get that they are trying to do some new things, take new paths and so some breaks with earlier seasons are necessary. But is feels like they have erased much of her past. Also, the old doctors used to have some fun. This doctor is kind of a grind. I get that the showrunner said they were going to stay closer to earth and old foes would not revisit the show much if at all, but the stories just feel juvenile and lack depth.
I used to be excited to catch the next episode, but now it feels like drudgery just to get through it. Keep the cast, but something needs to be done about the writing!
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