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David Tennant on the Tenth Doctor’s outfit


What Should You Be Watching? - Fall 2017 TV Premieres

Tuesday, September 12

12:01a The Mindy Project - Hulu

Wednesday, September 13

10:30p Broad City - Comedy Central

Thursday, September 14

10p Better Things Season - FX

Sunday, September 17

10:30p Vice Principals - HBO

Monday, September 18

8p Dancing with the Stars - ABC

Tuesday, September 19

10p Being Mary Jane - BET

Wednesday, September 20

10:01p The Good Place - NBC

Thursday, September 21

8p Gotham - Fox

Friday, September 22

12:01a Fuller House - Netflix

12:01a Transparent - Amazon

Saturday, September 23

7a Ducktales - Disney XD

Sunday, September 24

8:30p Star Trek: Discovery - CBS

Monday, September 25

8p The Big Bang Theory - CBS

8p The Voice - NBC

8:30p Young Sheldon - CBS

9p Kevin Can Wait - CBS

9:30p Me, Myself, & I - CBS

10p The Brave - NBC

10p The Good Doctor- ABC

Tuesday, September 26

9p The Mick - Fox

9p This Is Us - NBC

9:30p Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Fox

10p Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders - CBS

Wednesday, September 27

8p Empire - Fox

8p The Goldbergs - ABC

8p Survivor - CBS

8p The Blacklist - NBC

8:30p Speechless - ABC

9p Law & Order: SVU - NBC

9p Modern Family - ABC

9p Seal Team - CBS

9p Star - Fox

Thursday, September 28

8p Grey’s Anatomy - ABC

8p Superstore - NBC

8:30p The Good Place - NBC

9p Will & Grace - NBC

9:30p Great News- NBC

10p How To Get Away With Murder - ABC

Friday, September 29

8p Hell’s Kitchen - Fox

8p Marvel’s Inhumans- ABC

9p Z Nation - Syfy

Saturday, September 30

11:29p Saturday Night Live - NBC

Sunday, October 1

7:30p Bob’s Burgers - Fox

8p Shark Tank - ABC

8p The Simpsons - Fox

8:30p Ghosted - Fox

9:30p The Last Man on Earth - Fox

10p Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO

10p Ten Days in the Valley- ABC

Monday, October 2

9p The Gifted - Fox

Tuesday, October 3

8p The Middle - ABC

8:30p Fresh Off the Boat - ABC

9p black-ish - ABC

9:30p The Mayor - ABC

Thursday, October 5

9p Scandal - ABC

Friday, October 6

8p Once Upon a Time - ABC

Sunday, October 8

10p Madam Secretary - CBS

Monday, October 9

8p Supergirl - The CW

Tuesday, October 10

8p The Flash - The CW

9p DC’s Legends of Tomorrow - The CW

Wednesday, October 11

8p Riverdale The CW

9p Dynasty - The CW

Thursday, October 12

8p Supernatural - The CW

9p Arrow - The CW

Friday, October 13

12:01a Mindhunter - Netflix

8p Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - The CW

9p Jane the Virgin - The CW

Monday, October 16

10p Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party - VH1

Sunday, October 22

9p The Walking Dead - AMC

Tuesday, October 24

10:30p At Home with Amy Sedaris - truTV

Friday, October 27

12:01a Stranger Things - Netflix

8p Blindspot - NBC

Thursday, November 2

9p Mom - CBS

10p S.W.A.T. - CBS

Sunday, November 5

9p The Girlfriend Experience - Starz

9p Shameless - Showtime

Tuesday, November 14

12:01a Future Man - Hulu

Sunday, November 19

10p Search Party - TBS

Tuesday, November 21

12:01a Marvel’s Runaways - Hulu

Friday, December 8

12:01a The Crown - Netflix

Monday, December 25

9p Doctor Who Christmas Special - BBC America

Special Enhanced Episode on BBC America

I haven’t seen this anywhere else and I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there was an ad on BBC America for a “special enhanced episode” of OB tomorrow night at 11pm EST! Called “Welcome to the Trip.” Might be a recap of the series given the description, but nonetheless, I haven’t seen it posted anywhere so here’s a heads up :)


Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany: Putting the special in special effects.* (x

*Thanks to OB visual effects geniuses at Intelligent Creatures for making multiple Tatiana Maslanys possible!

  • Me: Hey Mom, guess what?
  • Mom: What?
  • Me: *clicks on the guide for BBC America*
  • Me: "Look what's happening this week..."
  • Mom: "Oh no..."
  • Me: *keeps clicking*
  • Mom: "Oh no..."
  • Me: *keeps clicking*
  • Mom: *shakes her head in despair*
  • Mom: "I'm so glad we have two TVs..."
"Christmas Special"

(n:) \ˈkris-məs ˈspe-shəl\

1. A highly anticipated holiday program in which the BBC plays out it’s revenge on the world for breaking away from the British Empire by killing or replacing a much beloved character. 

2. Nothing to do with Christmas, just an excuse to disturb viewers emotions (see also ‘feels’) and thus create a time bomb that will erupt on tumblr as soon as a 30 second preview is tacked at the end of another series significant special.

Oh yes. Yes it will.


The Doctor Who Tumblr is at New York Comic Con! We bumped into some old friends and made sure to give them a HUGE Whovian hello from you guise!

Also, if you’re at NYCC today, BBC America is hosting a special screening of Mummy on the Orient Express tonight at 8:15pm! Click here for more information!

I have a lot of sci-fi catchup to do.

I watched the first two parts of the BBC America special The Real History of Science Fiction today, and I realize there are a lot of great films and TV shows I should see and books I should read. Some I hadn’t even heard of before, even.


  • The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. Supposed to be a really good example of terraforming a planet.
  • Asimov’s Foundation series (I had heard of this but I’ve never read it, as I’m not a huge Asimov fan)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin, which is apparently part of a larger universe called the Hainish Cycle.
  • The short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss (the basis for the movie AI: Artificial Intelligence)
  • The movies Avatar, Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running, Blade Runner, Dark Star and Robocop. (Yes, believe it or not, I have actually not seen Avatar yet. I need to remedy that. And by Robocop I mean the old Robocop…apparently there’s a remake coming out this year).
  • The TV shows The Six Million Dollar Man, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica. Besides Star Trek, which I’m planning to watch anyway. Galactica I’m a little worried about because I know there are multiple versions, and I’m not sure which order you’re supposed to watch them in, if any.

Lots of catch-up to do.


Starting NOW, Saturday August 16th at 9/8c on BBC America.

An ALL NEW special, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion hosted by Fifth Doctor Peter Davison. Join Whovians past & present as they reveal what it takes to travel through all of time & space with the Doctor. (x)

And of course…

ATTENTION US DOCTOR WHO FANS! We will be livetumblring the BBC America premiere of Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor. Tonight. Wednesday December 25th 2013 at 9pm EST.

Grab your sonic, your family, friends and anyone who might want to be #NewtoWHO. Prepare yourselves, brave Whovians, for the Doctor Who Christmas special and Matt Smith’s final episode. 

Click here for a guide to avoiding spoilers on Tumblr. We’ll be tagging everything from the special with #DW Spoilers.