Doctor Who is classic series with 39 series in total and it was first aired in 1963. The show had 26 seasons till 1989 and then the show took a long break or you can say the show stopped. But, HBO renewed the show in 2005 and since that year it has had 13 seasons to the present date. Not only this, but the show also had a film released and a few specials on their anniversary. Now, a new season, Doctor Who season 14 is yet to be released. If you are among those who have not heard about Doctor Who – Don’t Worry.
Read on to know everything about Doctor Who so that you can get into the special cult of the show.
Who is Doctor or Doctor Who?
Here, Doctor is a Time Lord who fled planet Gallifrey (a fictional planet full of time lords) in a stolen spaceship known as TARDIS (“Time and Relative Dimension in Space”). This spaceship cum time machine can travel by materializing into and dematerializing out of, the time vortex.
Well, this time machine looks like a blue telephone booth but its interior is too vast (like a spaceship) with all the facilities that a time lord may need. On Earth, nobody knows Doctor’s real name and everyone calls him Doctor. But when someone hears that there’s a doctor or something, their first reaction is Doctor Who? So, Doctor Who is nothing but a nickname that the Doctor gets, accidentally.
Now, who are Time Lords? So, Time Lords are one of the species of Alien on Planet Gallifrey who solved the mystery of Time Travel and are hence called Time Lords. They own a special ability that is – they can regenerate their body before they die. When a doctor becomes old, he can start the complicated regeneration process and can become a young adult with a completely different personality. This process is followed for years to run the show.
As the season ends, the doctor regenerates and a different doctor appears with a different storyline and era. There are 13 doctors till today’s date. Also, these doctors choose different companions on Earth, who can go on the adventurous journey of a Doctor. These companions are human and they are eventually put into endless trouble while giving company to the Doctor in the adventures.
Who Were The 13 Doctors?
- William Hartnell – The first doctor whose era was from 1963-1966
- Patrick Troughton – The second Doctor whose era was from 1966-1969
- Jon Pertwee – There was a gap of one year so his era was from 1970 to 1974
- Tom Baker – This doctor was too famous because of his amazing personality. He appeared from 1974-1981
- Peter Davison – This doctor was available from 1981-1984
- Colin Baker – He appeared from 1984 to 1986
- Again a year’s gap – Sylvester Mccoy – He appeared from 1987 to 1989
- Eighth Doctor was Paul Mcgann in 1996, he was assigned to a special film.
- Christopher Eccleston – He appeared from 2005
- David Tennant – He appeared from 2005 to 2010
- Matt Smith – He is the most famous Doctor and people really admire him. The major factor is that the VFX and the filming got advanced and more people started liking the series. He appeared from 2010 to 2013.
- Peter Capaldi – He appeared from 2013 to 2017
- Thirteenth Doctor is a female – Jodie Whittaker – She is the first female doctor in the series. Her era started in 2017.
Who is The 14th Doctor?
Ncuti Gatwa should be the fourteenth Doctor but he is not. He is the fifteenth doctor who will be the incarnation of the real Doctor. So the question is, who is the fourteenth Doctor? David Tenant will be back as the fourteenth doctor. He will be the first doctor who will be playing more than one regeneration. It is the 60th Anniversary of the series so there will be a special role of David as a full doctor. He will hand the reins over to Ncuti, and he will go on to his adventurous era with a human companion, Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson). She is well known for her role in a daily soap, coronation street. Well, Millie left her show in 2022 as she was offered to be the Doctor’s companion.
Ncuti Gatwa was very happy about his casting in the amazing series that is continued for 60 years. According to him, this is a historic moment and on such an occasion he expressed his feelings saying that he ran out of words to describe how he is feeling. He also added that he is feeling deeply honored and he is beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.
He further said that his role and this show mean so much to so many around the world, including himself, and each one of the incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. He will endeavor his utmost to do the same so that the incredible role continues to shine. He also said a few words about Russell T Davies, who is the head writer and executive producer. Ncuti said that he feels blessed to work with such an amazing writer who is as iconic as the Doctor. His writing is dynamic, exciting, incredibly intelligent, and fizzes with danger.
He further added, “The entire team has been so welcoming and truly given their hearts to the show. And so as much as it’s daunting, I’m aware I’m joining a really supportive family. Unlike the Doctor, I may only have one heart but I am giving it all to this show.”
What can we expect from Doctor Who Season 14?
The basic storyline of the series remains the same as the new sequel arrives, only the characters, adventures, and troubles change. In Doctor Who Season 14, there will be a slight change in the story because this time the 10th doctor will appear again as the fourteenth doctor in a special series for the 60th anniversary. He will start the incarnation process and will change his personality to Ncuti, the fifteenth doctor.
Then he will find himself a human partner who can accompany him while time traveling and facing different horrifying challenges. The Doctor generally bumps into someone and asks him directly to come along with him on a time-traveling journey. The ones who get excited by hearing about time travel agrees to the proposal. However, the human companion generally faces trouble (because of the doctor) while going through the adventures along with the Doctor.
Is there any trailer for Doctor Who Season 14?
There isn’t any official trailer available for the new season of Doctor Who but the announcement of Doctor Who Season 14 is not so far so we might see an official trailer soon so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can check out the teaser trailer released on the official channel of Doctor Who. This teaser trailer is the 60th Anniversary special and the doctor in here is the one discussed above – David Tenant.
Doctor Who Season 14 Release Date
For now, the fans have to wait for a long time because there’s no announcement regarding Doctor Who’s release date. But, after the amazing response to the first surprising Lady Doctor, HBO announced a sequel. Doctor Who Season 14 will not release anytime soon because it is scheduled to drop after the 60th-anniversary special. And the special series will release in November 2023. So, Ncuti’s reign will appear on the screen either at the end of 2023 or in the first quarter of 2024.