Doctor Who isn’t the first science-fiction or fantasy franchise to mess around with a good formula by replacing a man with a lady. Let’s take a quick look at how that’s worked out in the past ...
There can only be one Eleven! WARNING: SPOILERS TO FOLLOW
Come along, Pond...
"The Doctor can understand all languages in the universe EXCEPT the Australian accent, which completely confounds him!" - Steven Moffat
Take this quiz to find out how much of a Doctor Who fan you really are! Sorry, includes only things from New Who because I haven't seen Classic.
"I try never to understand. It's called an open mind." (WARNING: SPOILERS.)
Over a dozen different looks. Which is the best?
I am definitely a mad man with a box!
True Doctor Who fans only. Difficulty: Expert
The new Doctor Who companion is... you!
Are you a centuries old, time traveler with a knack for running into trouble?
Your Facebook feed keeps coming up with mentions of "Tardis" and "Capaldi" and "Allons-y", whatever that means, so you've decided it's time to get up to speed.
A short story about a girl, twelve Doctors, and how some things just never change even though they really do.
Junk is the South's greatest resource, and especially when you are a Southern Cosplayer! Step by step instructions on how to make the cyber faceplate from 'A Nightmare in Silver' for under 10 dollars!
two teenagers recreated the Ponds' crop circle in the sand
Tired of being overweight and unhappy, this NYC actor became inspired by the DOCTOR WHO universe and decided to go on his own adventure ... then he wrote a kick-ass rock musical about it!
The transformation from the Doctor's lovable nurse companion into WOW WHERE DID WE FIND YOU. **This is also the place for a spoiler alert.**
Sometimes it's hard to explain Doctor Who to someone. These are pictures, that you can show, help explain the vibe of Doctor Who, to a non-Whovian. Plus, you can show people the pictures out of context, and freak them out... (Some people may consider some of these spoilers, but they barely give away any information.)
In its 51-year history, Doctor Who has featured not only 13 actors but a slew of wardrobe changes, which reflect not only the incarnation of the character but also the times in which we live.
Clara struggles to deal with all the nudity.
These emotions are mixed, but a lot involve crying. Note: This post contains many, many spoilers.
1,000-plus years of everyone's favorite hat-donning time lord.
I don’t know about you, but I plan Christmas day around the Doctor Who special. This year will be big. We’ve seen an official image, but now we also have the first trailer. The 11th Doctor is taking a bow, and the 12th Doctor will take the stage. It looks like about every bad guy possible will appear in the episode; the trailer has Daleks, Cybermen, and Weeping Angels. If nothing else, Matt Smith is going to go out with a bang.
It's all gearing up again. And we've only just finished flailing from the 50th.
What better way to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who than to commemorate it with an awesome dance mix super-cut?
The showrunner was grilled by the world's media at the official celebration event.
A lot of these feelings are eyebrow-related. Spoilers, obviously.
The Doctor Who showrunner explains why he has changed the show's mythology.
People who dress up like the Doctor for lots of different reasons.
Three Doctors, 83 stories, so many emotions. This is just one attempt at ranking every modern episode of Doctor Who, from worst to best.
Prepare to waste some time.
Guaranteed to get you hammered enough to steal a TARDIS. Illustrated by PaintDoktahWho!
A whole load of wibbly wobbly timey wimey sciencey goodness. Fantastic!
The Last Day has gone online. And all is not well on Gallifrey.
Minus the time travel powers though. And the regeneration.
Fifty years ago, three unlikely people came together to make a new children's programme. A programme that would change the country forever.
EVERYONE GET IN THE TARDIS. Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy, Rory, Clara, Jack, and River too... oh my!
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, held a special reception to celebrate the programme. Assuming my invite was lost in the post, guys.
Moffat, please, just, please stop. It hurts so much.
Artist Bill Mudron's "Baywheaux Tapestry" is the the most beautiful, intricate 50th Anniversary art so far.
The moment is coming. But it has been prepared for.
Brilliant art, just in time for the show's 50th birthday!
TEN AND ELEVEN AND FEZZES, SOMEONE HOLD ME.
"Bring me knitting." Paul McGann might be my new favorite doctor.
The Night Of The Doctor contains the most amazing surprise.
More like Doctor "Huh? What? What's going on?"
Things are getting incredibly meta for the 50th anniversary.
Daleks and Gallifrey and Bad Wolf, oh my!
Something is afoot in an art gallery. We can't even handle it.
"As the avatar for a group belief in an inherent 'goodness', you absolutely exist."
The Doctor says his friends have always been the best of him. But who was the best out of them?
All 11 of two-year-old Katie Kent's outfits are better than yours.
We're just a month away from the 50 Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, and here are 50 good reasons to love Doctor Who.
Cinemas in at least six countries will screen the 50th anniversary episode simultaneously with its TV broadcast.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL: THIS IS AN ACTUAL TRAILER FOR "THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR."
The title says it all...
Images from the 50th anniversary have finally been revealed.
This is what happened when two stories thought lost forever were recovered. Scroll to the end for a Sherlock teaser too.
He's going to star in a musical version of American Psycho.
Okay, so it's 2013, and it's either a little late or much too early for a graduation speech, but it's not like the Doctor was going to be on time anyway.
Oh how I love a Who coincidence! We all know this hidden gem from the Family of Blood outake, but watch again, and listen. Prepare to possibly have your mind BLOWN at 0.51.x
Finally, someone figured out all that wibbly wobbly timey wimey... stuff.
The Glaswegian actor will not be made to go English as the Doctor.
Ahhh, the bittersweet allure of what could have been. How would these people have made their mark on the iconic character?
The set built for the forthcoming An Adventure In Space And Time is on public display in Cardiff.
After much speculation, BBC has finally named Number Twelve. Peter Capaldi will take over as the Doctor from Matt Smith, who will depart the role in this year's Christmas Special. Now updated with comment from Russell T Davies.
UPDATED: The BBC has announced that the newest Time Lord will be unveiled on Sunday -- here's what you need to know about the big reveal and the odds on the top candidates.
The 30-year-old actor will depart cult British sci-fi drama Doctor Who after this year's Christmas Special. Here's what he told BuzzFeed about his decision to leave, the possibility of a female Doctor, stealing socks, and more.
Who doesn't wanna be Doctor Who-ed?
You love all the Doctors, but you'll miss Matt Smith's escapades the most.
The BBC's version of The Hunger Games.
Run you clever boy, and remember.
Allons-y! On to the next adventure... Incorporates 9th (Bad Wolf), 10th (Allons-y) , and 11th (Bow Tie) Doctors... and the TARDIS of course.
Showrunner Steven Moffat and his cast discuss the legendary British sci-fi series. Plus, Bond vs. The Doctor.
The questions are multitude but the answers are few.
Because, let's face it: after 900+ years, the man's bound to have some good cooking tricks.
I didn't know that Elvis Presley was a sci-fi character, but it all makes sense now.
Since the show began on 23 November 1963, the TARDIS traveling Time Lord has been just that... a Time Lord. Is it finally time for a Time Lady? Who knows?! But here are three actresses re-imagined as the infamous and beloved Doctor Who.
The Doctor has spent most of Series 7B trying to figure out who Clara Oswald really is, Jenna gives us a little clue to help figure it out quicker.
Wait...what are these tally marks on my arms....and my face...what happened?
This week marked what should have been the exciting first intergalactic adventure with Eleven and Clara, but managed to seem dull and repetitive in many ways.
When The Doctor's away... who's left to protect this planet? Well? A cat, of course!
Having an awesome nerd dad helps fuel creativity.
The 11th Doctor is so handsome, but also the worst.
"The impossible girl, the only mystery worth solving." Mild spoilers below!
An in-depth analysis of the space ship from the longest-running SciFi show of all time.
The villainous aliens from Doctor Who take over Westminster Bridge.
Of course it's bigger (and comfy!) on the inside.
This "Doctor Who"/"Back to the Future" mash-up is everything you ever wanted in a Saturday morning cartoon.
Amateur tinkerer Greg Kumparak wanted to build a TARDIS that actually offered a slice of the fantasy envisioned in "Doctor Who."
This is what Rankin/Bass would've done with a Doctor Who episode.