The Legendary British Science Fiction Series, Doctor Who has been seen by millions of television viewers for more than 50 years and each generation has its favorite Doctor, Companions, Villians and monsters.
Each year, a multitude Whovians travel the globe to see their beloved Doctor Who cast members. The following is a partial listing of upcoming conventions in The United States featuring Classic as well as New Doctor Who cast members. Now, WHO's Your Favorite???
(NOTE: Scheduled appearances may change due to artist schedule)
Nov. 24-26: Chicago Tardis: Peter Davison
Nov. 24-26: Chicago Tardis: Sylvester McCoy
Nov. 24-26: Chicago Tardis: Colin Baker
Nov. 24-26: Chicago Tardis: Sophie Aldred
Nov. 24-26: Chicago Tardis: Nicholas Briggs
March 29-31, 2019: Paul McGann
March 29-31, 2019: Daphne Ashbrook
March 29-31, 2019: Yee Gee Tso
DOCTOR WHO TO LAND ON SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER 2018.
The last time viewers saw the Doctor, she was falling from her TARDIS so it’s about time for the Doctor to land.
This time it’s all change, as Doctor Who is moving to Sunday nights, launching on Sunday 7th October.
Never before in the show’s history has an entire series descended to earth on a Sunday. This year marks a brand new era with a new Showrunner, a new Doctor, new friends and a whole host of new monsters – so it’s only fitting that the new Time Lord will land in a new time zone on BBC One.
Chris Chibnall, Showrunner said “New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights — and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting. Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits). The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.”
Showrunner Chris Chibnall has written the first episode of the brand new series which is titled “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”. With the Doctor on her way it’s only a matter of time before viewers can enjoy being transported out of this world this autumn.
The New Doctor Who
As recently reported, WYCC Channel 20 lost its broadcasting license, however, all is not lost for dedicated PBS subscribers and Doctor Who fans.
The PBS affiliate, which is owned by City Colleges of Chicago is exploring a deal to share a channel with WTTW-Ch. 11, allowing it to continue broadcasting after agreeing to vacate its own frequency in a Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction.
9/30: Classic Doctor Who Programming Schedule
6:00am-7:30am The Deadly Assassin
9:00am-10:30am The Trial of a Time Lord
10:00pm The Leisure Hive
10/7: Classic Doctor Who Programming Schedule
6:00am-7:30am The Face of Evil
7:30am-9:00am Planet of Fire
9:00am-10:30am The Trial of a Time Lord
10:00pm State of Decay
10/14: Classic Doctor Who Programming Schedule
6:00am-8:30am The Robots of Death starring Tom Baker
7:30am-10:30am The Trial of a Time Lord starring Colin Baker
10:00pm Frontios starring 5th Doctor, Peter Davison
10/21: Classic Doctor Who Programming Schedule
Talons of Weng-Chiang
8:00am-10:30am Four to Doomsday
10:00pm Full Circle
Doctor Who episodes airing on PBS/WYCC for the week of 10/27 -11/27 have not yet been announced. Please check back for updated show times and dates.
The highly anticipated Season Finale of Doctor Who airs on BBC America, Saturday, July 1 at 7:30pm(CST) The emotinally charged two-part show stopper stars Actor Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill, Matt Lucas as Nardole, Michelle Gozez as Missy and John Simm as The Master.
Part one of the finale, titled World Enough and Time, airs Saturday June 24 with Part two, The Doctor Falls, follows a week later at the slightly earlier time.
What happens in the Doctor Who finale?
The 12th Doctor’s swan-song kicks off this week with part one of the finale. Missy joins the TARDIS team for the first time since turning “good”, as friendship drives the Doctor to make the rashest decision of his 13 lives.
Trapped on a giant spaceship that is hurtling towards a black hole, he witnesses the death of a friend he vowed to protect. For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy as each passing seconds leads to impending doom. World Enough and Time features the return of the Mondasian Cybermen, who have not appeared on the show for 50 years. It also brings back John Simm as The Master for the first time since 2010’s The End of Time.
Details on part two are scarce, with the official synopsis giving little away. It reads: “The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.”
Following the finale, Peter Capaldi will make one final appearance as the Doctor in this year’s Christmas special. Capaldi has said that his regeneration is “complicated”, and it is widely rumoured that the process will begin during the season 10 finale.
Showrunner Steven Moffat will also bow out after the festive edition, with Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall set to take his place. It is not yet known whether Bill (Pearl Mackie) or Nardole (Matt Lucas) will return for season 11, nor who will replace Capaldi as the Doctor. Michelle Gomez has confirmed that she will step down as Missy, telling Radio Times: “My pals are going so I’m going.”