The first episode of Doctor Who aired on November 23, 1963. Since then, there have been 37 seasons and 849 episodes of the show. The current Doctor, the thirteenth, is portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to take the role on.
Is a show with this much history impenetrable, at this point, for new viewers? Is Doctor Who nerd culture for nerds who think nerd culture isn't nerdy enough? Are Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and her diverse group of companions a fresh, compelling way into the series for new audiences?
Plus: We end the week with endorsements from WNPR's producers.
- Carmen Baskauf - Producer for Where We Live on WNPR (@cbaskauf)
- Susan Bigelow - A librarian, a columnist for CT News Junkie, and a science fiction/fantasy novelist (@whateversusan)
- Scott Brede - Politics producer at WNPR (@ScottBrede)
- Lydia Brown - Where We Live's senior producer (@LydiaMay14)
- Tucker Ives - Digital producer at WNPR (@tives)
- Josh Jackson - Editor-in-chief of Paste magazine (@joshjackson)
- Betsy Kaplan - The Colin McEnroe Show's senior producer (@betsykap)
- Jonathan McNicol - One of the producers of this very episode of this very show right here now today (@mcnicolpants)
- Chion Wolf - Announcer, technical producer, and photographer at WNPR (@ChionWolf)
Colin McEnroe contributed to this show.