I wanna be a Doctor Who fan so effin bad!!!

crazy-classic:

its another one of those things where i feel as though i missed my chance years ago lol i feel if i tried now i would be to far behind in the history that it would be so hard to understand anything because Doctor Who is such on iconic ongoing series. but you know i just might try! because it looks like something i would LOVE!!! BBC series’s are always good 

Dear crazy-classic:

Neil Gaiman’s advice to people who are new to Doctor Who…

“People are intimidated. They think that there’s 47 years worth of stuff they need to know before they can enjoy anything. And what you want to say is, No. Look, there is a blue box. It is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it’s meant to go. And when it turns up there’s a bloke in it called the Doctor, and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed, because he’s awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch “Blink.”

-love, Doctor Who Tumblr

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Should I watch Doctor Who?

serviette-de-mechants spendipulous:

I mean…I’ve never seen it. Ever. My best friend is in love with it. People I follow/used to follow love it. 

I understand there are a billion episodes. If I were to watch it, where should I start from? 

This way to her ask box…

Update: she’s set now. Thx.

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Need suggestions for our Beginner’s Guide to Doctor Who
With a new half season and so many new followers, we wanted to create a 'Beginner's Guide To Doctor Who' with a catch: we want it to be made of posts by you.

We figure that collectively we can put together a better guide to Doctor Who than if we did it alone. So we set up a new page: doctorwho.tumblr.com/new-to-who
Now we need to populate it with links to posts that would be useful to new fans.
So what would you put into a guide for newvians? A Character Guide? A FAQ?

If you’ve found a post that should be considered for the guide, reblog it with the tag new to who and we’ll find it. If you have other ideas for the guide, submit them via our ask.
And thank you.

Need suggestions for our Beginner’s Guide to Doctor Who

With a new half season and so many new followers, we wanted to create a 'Beginner's Guide To Doctor Who' with a catch: we want it to be made of posts by you.

We figure that collectively we can put together a better guide to Doctor Who than if we did it alone. So we set up a new page: doctorwho.tumblr.com/new-to-who

Now we need to populate it with links to posts that would be useful to new fans.

So what would you put into a guide for newvians? A Character Guide? A FAQ?

If you’ve found a post that should be considered for the guide, reblog it with the tag new to who and we’ll find it. If you have other ideas for the guide, submit them via our ask.

And thank you.

Is there anything I need to know for backstory?

missingleftsock:

I’m starting with New Who, FYI. I already know that the Doctor is a Time Lord, and they reincarnate sorta-kinda, and the TARDIS is bigger on the inside and whatnot, but aside from that: What do I need to know, starting off at the first episode of New Who?

Convinced my friend to watch some Doctor Who

dinosaurmeat:

Man I hope she likes it!

He’s sort of like Willy Wonka, but older and more alien.
Matt Smith (via intenselycool)

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Can’t sleep, can’t think, can’t blink

maviesurinternet:

Today I had the blessing of seeing my first Doctor Who episode.  It was also probably the scariest thing I’ve seen in a very long time.  Long story short, I wont be sleeping tonight out of fear of being attacked by weeping angels.

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Doctor Who 1-6 Timeline

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Doctor Who 1-6 Timeline

Click for full sized version of Nathanthenerd’s Doctor Who New Series Timeline.

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Geronimo!

Hello everyone. Just in case you’re visiting this blog for the very first time today, here are a few very important tl;dr notes to be aware of on this brilliantest of brilliant days.

First: If you are a newvian, you should know that today is the day of the premiere of Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 1: ‘The Impossible Astronaut’. 

If you are a whovian then: AASDFJIASDFASD NKSADFNASDKFSG ASOFS SDS

Second: This episode is premiering in the UK and much of North America on the same day for the first time ever. FIRST. TIME. EVAR. This is exciting to us so we’ve made a Doctor Who Series 6 Premiere event page on The Facebooks.

Third: If you need to know time/channel info for when Doctor Who comes on locally, check your local listings at TV Guide, Yahoo TV, or the channel guide on your cable/satellite system.

There is an all day DW Marathon on BBC America today. And if you can’t watch that, there is a one hour special Doctor Who Rewind airing just before the premiere.

LizzledPink has a nice update of when DW is airing where. If you do not have BBC America on your system, break into a neighbor’s house who does today is the perfect day to visit a friend or family member who you maybe haven’t seen in a while, especially if they have BBC America. Perhaps you can make some yummy DW themed noms to nom.

Fourth and mostest: This blog is a spoiler free zone until the west coast of America catches up with the east and everyone in between.

And I’m sorry Australia and New Zealand. I’m so so sorry. We love you but we’ll probably have to talk about some of the events of tonight’s show when the premiere ends. But unlike half of the British newspapers this morning, we will be mild with our spoilers.

dandieelyon:

Doctor Who, bringing generations together.
My Grampa just turned 79. He’s never been into Doctor Who at all, though I used to watch it regularly with my Gramma when she was still alive (Tom Baker was *our* Doctor). He’s been listening to me spaz out and go on for weeks now because of the new Doctor Who season premier tomorrow.
You guys….I converted my Grampa into a Whovian!  I started him out on a few Tom Baker eps, caught him up on some basic backstory, and he’s been watching BBC America for a couple of weeks now, catching all the eps that they have been airing.  He really likes David Tennant as The Doctor.
We are watching the premier together tomorrow. It’s wonderful and bittersweet, as I have really missed watching it with my Gramma since she passed last year.
Thank you Doctor!

dandieelyon:

Doctor Who, bringing generations together.

My Grampa just turned 79. He’s never been into Doctor Who at all, though I used to watch it regularly with my Gramma when she was still alive (Tom Baker was *our* Doctor). He’s been listening to me spaz out and go on for weeks now because of the new Doctor Who season premier tomorrow.

You guys….I converted my Grampa into a Whovian!  I started him out on a few Tom Baker eps, caught him up on some basic backstory, and he’s been watching BBC America for a couple of weeks now, catching all the eps that they have been airing.  He really likes David Tennant as The Doctor.

We are watching the premier together tomorrow. It’s wonderful and bittersweet, as I have really missed watching it with my Gramma since she passed last year.

Thank you Doctor!

AHHHHH! FINALLY!!

azuredreams:

MY DAD IS WATCHING NEW! WHO. AND HE SAID HE WOULD NEVER.

YES. YES. YES.

tags: CONVERTED 3 PEOPLE THE PAST WEEK he only ever watched old! who you don’t understand my excitement doctor who

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Introducing a Friend to The Doctor

  • Friend:
    Where does Doctor Who take place?
  • Friend 2:
    Through time and space.
  • Friend:
    You mean they go to the past?
  • Friend 2:
    Or the future. There really are no limitations to what the Doctor can or cannot do.

People who are new to Doctor Who...

“People are intimidated. They think that there’s 47 years worth of stuff they need to know before they can enjoy anything. And what you want to say is, No. Look, there is a blue box. It is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it’s meant to go. And when it turns up there’s a bloke in it called the Doctor, and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed, because he’s awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch “Blink.”

                            - Neil Gaiman to Comic Con

I <3 Neil Gaiman!

reblogged as part of our continuing series: Protips! Doctor Who for Newvians

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Anatomy of a Dalek
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Anatomy of a Dalek

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Fact #13 I recently started watching Doctor Who from the very beginning

beautifulwelshvowels:

I love the First Doctor and I regret nothing except maybe the loss of social life that results in watching 20 years of tv, but not really

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