Whovians rejoice! For the Day of the new Doctor is nigh upon us. FINALLY. Doctor Who Season 8 premieres Saturday, August 23 at 8:15ish/7:15ish Central (the preshow with Chris Hardwick kicks it off at 8, the show starts immediately thereafter) on BBC America. How will you watch? At a theater near you? At home on your couch in your Gallifrey Falls No More tee shirt, like me? I wonder what, if any, food products will get attached to this new Doctor. Jammie Dodgers and fish fingers and custard are so Eleventh Doctor.
While you ponder your choices, check out these screen shots from the premiere, along with a promo shot or two. Click on a pic for the gallery view, then click on the X to close:
If you’ve been lucky enough to watch the Doctor Who Takeover on BBC America while we wait and wait for the premiere, you may have seen these featurettes, so you know they’re worth a rewatch. If you haven’t seen them, oooo! Check em out!
Featurette: Doctor Who – New TARDIS Design Tour
Featurette: Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi on Creating the Doctor
Featurette: Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi on the New Alien Doctor
So what do you think of the new TARDIS? What do you think of the new Doctor? I already like him, but there’s no way to get a solid feel for him until we see the premiere. And probably the whole season. LET’S DO THAT.
And here’s one more thing they’ve added to the Whovian special programming, and this one’s tonight. We told you back in June that Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were going on a “world tour” to promote the new season. Tonight at 9/8c, BBC America will be showing Doctor Who: Earth Conquest, all about their adventures:
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest is a one-hour special following the stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Doctor Who: The World Tour. It sees them visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season. The tour launched in Cardiff, Wales on August 7 and went through London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (U.S.), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Doctor Who: Earth Conquest premieres Friday, August 22, 9:00pm ET.
TV Spot: Doctor Who: Earth Conquest
And when you hear Mark Sheppard say “tomorrow night” he of course now means “tonight,” Friday night.
One more thing: do not let The Silence make you forget that the Doctor Who Season 8 premiere is extra long, scheduled for 8:15-10pm. Okay, I’m ready. Are you ready? BRING US THE NEW DOCTOR.
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest premieres Friday, August 22 at 9/8c on BBC America.
Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show hosted by Chris Hardwick premieres Saturday, August 23 at 8/7c on BBC America.
Doctor Who Season 8, starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and Samuel Anderson, premieres Saturday, August 23 at 8:15ish/7:15ishc on BBC America.
Doctor Who: After Who Live hosted by Chris Hardwick airs Saturday, August 23 at 11/10c on BBC America.