The last few days have brought a whole host of exciting series 11 goodies to feast our eyes upon. Entertainment Weekly have revealed Jodie Whittaker as their cover star and released some gorgeous new series 11 photos along with it. The issue marks the launch of the new series of who at San-Diego Comic con, happening on the 19th of July.
Alongside these fabulous titbits, a load of new 13th Doctor merchandise has been revealed! A whole host of mini doctors can be purchased as well as her whole outfit:
To top off these exciting announcements, we have finally been treated to the first footage of series 11 in this brand-new trailer!
As this is such an exciting new era of the show, we thought we’d share our feelings and reactions to all the news!
Doctor Who has always been a huge phenomenon in my life time with a hoard of magazine covers, merchandise and events surrounding the new series. This year is no different – and it seems to be bigger and better than ever. What better way to launch the first female Doctor than five different collectible versions of the character, a huge magazine cover and launch at the biggest TV/Movie event in the world? Not forgetting the phenomenal trailer that everyone has no doubt seen by now.
Every new image of Jodie’s Doctor drums into me that this is, in fact, real. Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor! We’re getting a new series of my favourite show! And then there is the photos of our new TARDIS team together, looking shocked and confused at an unknown view in the distance. These are the images that make my heart skip a beat and send my brain into an excited overdrive. Who are these new companions? What will our heroes face this time? Where are they going? It’s going to be an amazing adventure, and these teasers are setting it up brilliantly.
The World Cup teaser fuelled the Doctor Who fire inside me, leaving it burning bright. It did exactly what it was meant to do – tantalisingly tease the brand new series whilst leaving us wanting more. The cinematic glimpse into the characters lives and the Doctor running through them felt glorious; finally, Doctor Who is back.
And the merch? I want it all. There’s nothing better than Doctor Who being everywhere, on everything and being available in every form. The franchise feel of this launch feels like a brand-new beginning; a new chance to step onto the TARDIS and have our hearts stolen by this amazing show.
We’ve been so starved of any new Doctor Who content over the last year that at this stage I could see a glimpse of Jodie Whittaker’s hand and read into it for weeks. Strangely enough though, this is what I want – and what Chibnall wants. I haven’t ever felt this much anticipation for a series of Doctor Who so his strategy is definitely working.
Reflecting on series 10, when the first images were released I was as excited as the next fan; I couldn’t wait to meet Bill and see the growth of Capaldi’s Doctor. But everything felt slightly more by the book; more safe and comfortable, like we knew what was going to happen, and when. This time we’ve been kept in the dark for so long we have no idea how they’ll launch this series. What will the footage trailer look like? How many costumes will the Doctor wear? Who are her friends? Who are the writers? Everything from the large scale sets to the smallest costume details holds a question mark and it’s made me more intrigued than ever.
So imagine my excitement when all of a sudden we’re seeing things! Teaser trailer, merch, pictures! It’s still hard to see what the show will be like, but from what I’ve seen so far it’s like upgraded Doctor Who. Gloriously cinematic with the same air of mystery and adventure as before. I’ll most probably watch episode 1 and then add all the merchandise into my basket – I’m a franchise audience’s dream.
Here’s our reaction video to the series 11 teaser trailer:
And here is Kezia representing us on radio 5Live, talking all things Series 11:
(From 36:23 – 43:44)
Phew! A new era has begun, and we are SO EXCITED. What do you think of the new images and teaser trailer? What are you looking forward to? Let us know by tweeting us @thetimeladies_!