My Adventure Begins

theimpossiblesuperwholockian:

When i first saw Doctor Who, I was around 10 years old, and the doctor at the time was David Tennant. I was curious as to what the show was, because I saw my dad watching it. It looked interesting enough, and I thought the Doctor was quite ridiculous, fantastic, and a bit crazy at the same time. I instantly loved the show, and begged dad to record some more episodes for me while I was at school. Summer rolled around and all I would do is sit in front of the TV and watch the show, episode after episode, season after season, it’s the first show I started marathon-ing. (After that came Supernatural, then Sherlock, hence why I’m currently a Superwholockian)

Now I’m 17 years old, and Doctor Who and the fan base, the whovian community, it all really has been a life changer for me, and a fantastic resource of inspiration and support, I’ve met so many people that have become not only my friends, but my family as well. They’ve been there to help me through my depression, and some of the Doctor’s quotes have really been inspirational and I think this show was the game changer for me. Had I never run across this show, I sincerely think that I wouldn’t be here with all these amazing people. We really are the best fans in the world, and I hope we all continue to be amazing together.

I think if there was any advice I could give to incoming New Whovians, it would be brace yourselves. Because you’re going to love every single moment of this fantastic journey we’re on, and you’re gonna cry, we all do. But it’s so worth it in the end, because stories are sad sometimes, but the sad doesn’t cancel out the good, and vice versa.

Geronimo. :)

Tell us about your #NewToWho experience!

The premiere of series 8 is going to bring a lot of new Whovians and we can barely contain our excitement. Their introduction to the show is going to be the Twelfth Doctor with Clara as his companion, which is pretty crazy to think about considering where some of us started watching. We all got into Doctor Who in different ways, and all ways are good, so it might be nice for us to remember the one that started it all!
For today’s #NewToWho post we’d like to reach back into the depths of our memories and talk about where it all began. 
What year was it? What day of the week, what time of day? Okay, maybe not that specific, but tell us what series (or season!) was airing when you started watching! What grade were you in, what state of mind? Was there a complex and possibly hilarious series of events that led to your induction into Whovian-ism? We want to know!

And since this week is all about helping new Whovians, let’s also think about some of the things we learned when we first started watching that we’d want to tell a new fan. Post your throwback tales and advice in the #NewToWho tag and we’ll reminisce alongside you all day by reblogging some of your stories. 

The premiere of series 8 is going to bring a lot of new Whovians and we can barely contain our excitement. Their introduction to the show is going to be the Twelfth Doctor with Clara as his companion, which is pretty crazy to think about considering where some of us started watching. We all got into Doctor Who in different ways, and all ways are good, so it might be nice for us to remember the one that started it all!

For today’s #NewToWho post we’d like to reach back into the depths of our memories and talk about where it all began. 

What year was it? What day of the week, what time of day? Okay, maybe not that specific, but tell us what series (or season!) was airing when you started watching! What grade were you in, what state of mind? Was there a complex and possibly hilarious series of events that led to your induction into Whovian-ism? We want to know!

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And since this week is all about helping new Whovians, let’s also think about some of the things we learned when we first started watching that we’d want to tell a new fan. Post your throwback tales and advice in the #NewToWho tag and we’ll reminisce alongside you all day by reblogging some of your stories. 

doctorwho:

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?
Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;
See?
The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.
Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.


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In case you missed it earlier, we’re celebrating #NewToWho week and started it off with a guide to Whovianism.

doctorwho:

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?

Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;


See?

The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.

Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.

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In case you missed it earlier, we’re celebrating #NewToWho week and started it off with a guide to Whovianism.

  • Crush:
    Hey you know that show you're always raving on about... Er, Doctor Who?
  • Me:
    Yes?
  • Crush:
    I watched the first episode with Christopher Eccleston last night. And I think I'm hooked.
  • Me:
  • Crush:
  • Me:
  • Crush:
  • Me:
    Just stand there 'cause I'm gonna hug you, is that alright?

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?
Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;
See?
The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.
Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.

[[MORE]]“But who are you? What do you do here?” We’re the BBC America Adipose that run the Doctor Who Official Tumblr. Adipose 6 is currently writing this post while Adipose 101 and Adipose 52 watch. We spend a lot of time going through various tags and reblogging your awesome gifsets, art, and edits. Our favorite tags are #Doctor Who, #dwedit, #Classic Who, and #Doctor Who Official (if you want to show us things!) But more than that, we’re also here to provide you with new information, pictures, and updates about all things Who, including Series 8 and the upcoming Doctor Who World Tour. We also have a secret blog, dwtumblrhere, which we use to respond to your messages and like your posts!

Series 8 is coming up in August, so there’s no better time than now to jump right in and start watching so you’re caught up in time for the arrival of the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi.
TL;DR: Doctor Who is a great show. We think you’ll like it.
Bonus resources:
There’s not just the TV show— there are spinoff shows, books, comics, audio dramas, parodies, and associated properties (like An Adventure in Space and Time, the dramatized story of how Doctor Who came to be). You’ll never run out of things to do in the world of Doctor Who, and that’s part of what makes it so wonderful. The other parts, of course, are the cast, crew, and wonderful Whovian fans that never stop surprising us with their creativity and enthusiasm.
“But which Doctor is which? How do I know what to call them?” We found this great infographic that may clear some things up.
“Where can I watch this fabulous show, oh all-knowing official tumblr?” We made a page for just that right here.
Need help putting together a cosplay? We can help you with that.
Don’t know where to start watching? Our friends at EW have some good suggestions!
Are you throwing a screening party and need noms? Try our fun DW recipes.
What other fun things are there for me? Well, there’s a Reddit board, a Youtube channel, a twitter or two, a handy website, and a facebook page!
Need help with what’s what in the Whoniverse? We have a great guide for you right here.
Need more advice? Try our #NewToWho tag or send us an ask.

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?

Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;


See?

The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.

Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.

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Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. With series 8 fast-approaching it’s time to get ready and welcome a whole new group of fans to the world of Doctor Who. To make our new Whovian friends feel as comfortable as possible, we thought now would be a fantastic time to celebrate with #NewToWho week!

For the next week we’ll be talking about the time when we were New To Who, the friendships and bonds we’ve made around the show, what being a Whovian means to us, and how we can welcome more people into the Doctor Who fandom. We’ll start tomorrow with a guide for new Whovians with tips on where to start watching and what the show is all about. 
Let’s celebrate Whovians all week long and say hello to our new friends! 

Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. With series 8 fast-approaching it’s time to get ready and welcome a whole new group of fans to the world of Doctor Who. To make our new Whovian friends feel as comfortable as possible, we thought now would be a fantastic time to celebrate with #NewToWho week!

For the next week we’ll be talking about the time when we were New To Who, the friendships and bonds we’ve made around the show, what being a Whovian means to us, and how we can welcome more people into the Doctor Who fandom. We’ll start tomorrow with a guide for new Whovians with tips on where to start watching and what the show is all about. 

Let’s celebrate Whovians all week long and say hello to our new friends! 

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demzi11:

Hello? Yes, I would like to become part of your Doctor Who fandom. Now, how does one exactly join this fandom? Do you have some papers for me to sign or maybe an initiation process? Thank you, that is all.

If you want to be a Whovian then congrats, you already are a Whovian! Welcome to the fandom!

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If you need help with anything, we recommend checking out our #NewtoWho tag. 

mary-pineda:

it’s official i have entered the doctor who fandom

Welcome to the fandom and congrats on being #NewToWho!

accept-itandmove-on:

So I finally jumped onto the 50 year old band wagon today. I started watching classic Doctor Who

Congratulations on being New to (Classic) Who!

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crazyshort17 said: Just started watching Doctor Who! And i already am on the third season but i need help processing saying goodbye to rose can you help?

First: Welcome to the fandom! Or as we like to say here on the Doctor Who Tumblr, congrats on being #NewToWho!
Second: Saying goodbye to Rose is really hard, but thankfully there’s an entire community of Whovians on Tumblr who have been through exactly this (say hi to crazyshort17, Whovians!)
Goodbyes are one of the more difficult things in life. There are all kinds of goodbyes: the goodbyes that are really ‘I’ll see you soon’s; the goodbyes when we know we won’t ever see the person again and the ones that aren’t really goodbye at all. 
When we here at the Doctor Who Tumblr have to say goodbye, we like to remind ourselves to also say, “We’re really glad that we got to know you.” 
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The best thing about being a Whovian is that in those times when we have to do difficult things like say goodbye, we can also appreciate that there are so many people left to say hello to! There are thousands of other Doctor Who fans who would love to talk to you about what you’re processing at the moment.
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Hello Whovians, notice anything different about us? Any new very flattering accessories we might be wearing? 
Well we have two pieces of very good Allons-y!-related news. The first is that Doctor Who: Series Two, Part One is being released on DVD at BBCDoctorWhoShop.com (US & Canada) and elsewhere with all new bonus material. 

David Tennant kicks off his triumphant reign as the Tenth Doctor with these first seven thrilling episodes from the second series of the re-booted Doctor Who! Alongside his companion Rose (Billie Piper), he must help Queen Victoria battle the Empire of the Wolf and battle an invasion of Earth from the evil Cybermen! Thrills, heartbreak, and terrifying monsters lurk behind every corner of this huge fan favorite!

The second is that for a limited time you’ll get an Allons-y! bracelet with your order. If you’re #NewToWho, this is a great way to catch up on the series, so head on over to the US and Canada Doctor Who shops to pre-order your copy (which will be released on tuesday, April 8th.) 

Hello Whovians, notice anything different about us? Any new very flattering accessories we might be wearing? 

Well we have two pieces of very good Allons-y!-related news. The first is that Doctor Who: Series Two, Part One is being released on DVD at BBCDoctorWhoShop.com (US & Canada) and elsewhere with all new bonus material. 

David Tennant kicks off his triumphant reign as the Tenth Doctor with these first seven thrilling episodes from the second series of the re-booted Doctor Who! Alongside his companion Rose (Billie Piper), he must help Queen Victoria battle the Empire of the Wolf and battle an invasion of Earth from the evil Cybermen! Thrills, heartbreak, and terrifying monsters lurk behind every corner of this huge fan favorite!

The second is that for a limited time you’ll get an Allons-y! bracelet with your order. If you’re #NewToWho, this is a great way to catch up on the series, so head on over to the US and Canada Doctor Who shops to pre-order your copy (which will be released on tuesday, April 8th.) 

heydumbdumbs:

TODAY I MADE A VIDEO. WOW ON A ROLL. LOOK AT ME ROLLING. DOWN A HILL.

If you’re interested in venturing into the world of Doctor Who….I have some advice. (do it).

(it’s late but technically it’s still Whovian Wednesday)

This is some great advice for anyone who is #NewtoWHO to start watching.

And if you are new to Doctor Who, HELLO. Welcome! May we direct you to check out the #NewtoWHO tag if you’d like? This is going to be fun.

midorikeehl:

I’m.. I’m starting it.. I’m taking the plunge.. 

After years of begging from my peers..

After years of anticipation leading up to this moment..

I’m going..

to start..

Doctor Who.

warmhugsnowflakes said: Me and my friend are planning to watch Doctor Who for the very first time. (yaaaaay) Any suggestions on where we should start? :)

First and foremost: YAAAAAY. Congratulations on being #NewtoWHO.

Secondly, who better to recommend where to start with Doctor Who than your future Doctor Who fan friends?

Send your suggestions for where to start watching Doctor Who to warmhugsnowflakes!

Guys

gamerravergirl:

I’m now a Whovian
Awh yiss

Welcome and congrats on being #NewToWho!

There’s a lot of stuff to look forward to and we hope you have fun being a part of the fandom!

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