Doctor Who’s latest season is the show at its most revolutionary—and its most traditional

From the moment Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the 13th Doctor in July 2017, incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall began building a Doctor Who unlike any before it. More than a year later, with Whittaker and Chibnall’s first season in the books and a New Year’s special—rather than the more traditional Christmas…

The new Doctor is in—and so are our first impressions

Doctor Who season 11 hit the ground running with a new Doctor—Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to ever step into on the role—new companions, and new showrunner Chris Chibnall. Here, in addition to a full review of the premiere, The A.V. Club weighs in on Whittaker’s (and the season’s) auspicious debut.

Doctor Who makes multiple Masters and old-school Cybermen more than a nostalgia tour


Like the opening entries of most of new Doctor Who’s two-parters, “World Enough And Time” has to hold most of the really good stuff in reserve for next week’s episode. We get only the smallest taste of John Simm’s Master out of his preposterous disguise, and precious little sense of his interactions with Michelle…