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#10 - eccleston (01/08/2013) [-]
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#8 - candytaker (01/08/2013) [-]
Start with the 9th Doctor and you'll be Golden.
Start with the 9th Doctor and you'll be Golden.
User avatar #14 - mrgilly (01/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
1) Probably
2) Yes, I enjoyed Matt Smith. He's fun.
3) Yes. You can get by with starting with Chris Eccleston (The 9th Doctor) but he's the start of the "new" series of doctor who. Much background info about some characters will be lost if you don't start at least there.
#4 - asasqw (01/08/2013) [-]
The 9th Doctor will be the best bet so season one of the new series. Slight spoilers Seeing how the Doctor is a Time Lord and capable of regenerating indefinite times yes there should be a 12th, however the Time Lords always had a rule that they should not regenerate more than 12 times. Lastly we all generically accept the title of Whovians. Enjoy your indoctrination into one of the most addictive and glorious shows on the air.
The 9th Doctor will be the best bet so season one of the new series. Slight spoilers Seeing how the Doctor is a Time Lord and capable of regenerating indefinite times yes there should be a 12th, however the Time Lords always had a rule that they should not regenerate more than 12 times. Lastly we all generically accept the title of Whovians. Enjoy your indoctrination into one of the most addictive and glorious shows on the air.
#3 - grimmapple (01/08/2013) [-]
Here, just use this link. Starting from the very beginning will bore you, starting at 11 will cause you to miss out on some of the best of the series, as well as pretty much all of the plot line. 
			
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Here, just use this link. Starting from the very beginning will bore you, starting at 11 will cause you to miss out on some of the best of the series, as well as pretty much all of the plot line. You need to login to view this link
User avatar #2 - reaperssprint (01/07/2013) [-]
Always start from the first season, in this case start with the 9th Doctor and you should be good, mainly because there is a lot of back story that if missed you will be completely lost. There most likely will be a 12th Doctor.
#1 - jmrpful (01/07/2013) [-]
earlier start the better, I would say start at the ninth doctor since thats the where the newer series starts   
Probably will be a twelfth doctor eventually, maybe
earlier start the better, I would say start at the ninth doctor since thats the where the newer series starts
Probably will be a twelfth doctor eventually, maybe
#34 - andrewiscoolyo (01/12/2013) [+] (3 replies)
There will be a 12th doctor and also 13th doctor. If the show progresses past that point its up to them on how they would do that.    
   
Dont start with 11. the episodes are a bit kiddish in a sense and the best episodes are from 9-10. I started with 9 and made my way through in chronological order. All the doctors are great and youll be hooked.   
   
The doctors previous encounters with other people have travelled from 9-10. You shouldnt really watch 10 without watching some of 9 because it introduces many of the main characters in the 10th doctors era. The 11th doctor hasnt had any correlation with any of the previous 'companions' or anybody from his last incarnations. The only real thing that carries throughout the series is the enemies such as the weeping angels who first appear in the 10th doctors era and also go into the 11th.   
   
   
Just watch all of the new series and youll be caught up to speed.   
   
ALSO the new companion who will be in the future episodes is pretty damn hot so....you got that coming up soon.    
   
(gif related its the newest episode, the christmas special, with the new companion and the current doctor)
There will be a 12th doctor and also 13th doctor. If the show progresses past that point its up to them on how they would do that.

Dont start with 11. the episodes are a bit kiddish in a sense and the best episodes are from 9-10. I started with 9 and made my way through in chronological order. All the doctors are great and youll be hooked.

The doctors previous encounters with other people have travelled from 9-10. You shouldnt really watch 10 without watching some of 9 because it introduces many of the main characters in the 10th doctors era. The 11th doctor hasnt had any correlation with any of the previous 'companions' or anybody from his last incarnations. The only real thing that carries throughout the series is the enemies such as the weeping angels who first appear in the 10th doctors era and also go into the 11th.


Just watch all of the new series and youll be caught up to speed.

ALSO the new companion who will be in the future episodes is pretty damn hot so....you got that coming up soon.

(gif related its the newest episode, the christmas special, with the new companion and the current doctor)
#38 to #34 - kakao (01/13/2013) [-]
Actually, you forgot about River Song. There is at least one episode (starting on the library planet) where the 10th doctor meets her. Then she comes back to the 11th.
Actually, you forgot about River Song. There is at least one episode (starting on the library planet) where the 10th doctor meets her. Then she comes back to the 11th.
User avatar #9 - GeneralLeeInsane ONLINE (01/08/2013) [-]
The first episode of the 9th Doctor is called "Rose".
User avatar #7 - lovethebritish (01/08/2013) [-]
Watch the 9th doctor and you should be fine!
User avatar #20 - spankyy (01/09/2013) [-]
Start with the 9th doctor. Christopher Eccleston. So basically just watch the entire new series. Episode one of the restart. Christopher Eccleston is a short lived doctor, but he's great. David Tennant is awesome, and comes in at season 2 and sails on through till season 5, where matt smith takes over. He is the current doctor and yes their likely will be a 12th doctor.
#13 - crazyusername (01/08/2013) [-]
In the last episode of season 6, the blue guy (forgot is name) said, "the fall of the eleven" that can only be one thing, the end of Matt Smith as the Doctor. But watch the 9 Doctor too
#41 - anonymous (01/21/2013) [-]
I started on the 9th and that worked out well because you kind of start "fresh" but dont just start on the 11th
User avatar #31 - pinesol (01/10/2013) [-]
9 played by Crhis Eccleston is my favorite doctor and the empty child from his season is my favorite episode. You really shouldn't skip 9 or 10. Also, I hate Matt Smith (11) so I really want him to die soon so we can have a 12. It would be a shame for you to start of the series with him. Perhaps an unpopular opinion but I just can't get past his Bachpfiefengesicht.
User avatar #22 - hugejuggernaut (01/09/2013) [+] (8 replies)
You won't be able to find a whole lot of episodes from Doctors one through eight, from what I understand, they had some trouble in archiving and apparently reused all of the original episodes tapes, thus erasing the BBC archives of the TV show with the exception of what few viewers may have taped with their VCR's. There may be some spare episodes floating around.

However, there were TV movie specials for the majority of the Doctors, which are still archived and are actually available on sources like Netflix.

Now, if you're starting fresh, go back to the 2005 relaunch. This is the first season to make it big in the US, and for a good reason. It was beautiful. Full of humanity and corny alien costumes. And it will give a nice introduction to the Doctor and his companion, Rose, who is in several subsequent seasons of the series, and makes reappearances. Watch from the beginning to understand a lot of the lore throughout the series. Like the Face of Boe.

Anywho, onto your questions:

Yes, there will likely be a 12th Doctor. A Timelord can regenerate their physical body when they reach death. Provided they are given time to do so. And a Timelord can regenerate a max of 12 times, I believe. So there will, in theory, be 13 different Doctors. Matt Smith being the 11th, there will be two more. Although there doesn't seem to be an age cap for Timelords. As seen in one episode, David Tennant was made top age very rapidly and in excess of centuries by his arch rival. So, if one incarnation of the Doctor can live 1,000 years, the show could go on a while... but that won't happen.

Second question. No. You should most definitely not start with the 11th Doctor. No offence to Matt Smith. I enjoy his bow ties and cheesiness, but if you skipped over Christopher Eccleston and his affinity of leather, you would be missing out. You would miss Rose Tyler in her prime, Jackie Tyler, Micky, and most importantly, Captain Jack Harkness.
User avatar #23 to #22 - hugejuggernaut (01/09/2013) [-]
My character limit ran dry...

But to continiue with your second quesion, no. Do not start with the 11th Doctor, but as you may have trouble ralleying the 40 years of Doctor Who before the 2005 relaunch, I strongly suggest starting there. And if you're interested, look up some scratch episodes from before that, or the TV movies. You won't regret it.

Third question. In most cases no. There are many episodes that have no correlation to prior Doctors, but there will be a dramatic up rise in each season that will bring a blast from the past, and likely, but never in my case, tears. Just saying. Although you will not understand many of these without having watched prior episodes, the Doctor will likely go on a rant about some particular antagonist of companion from the past. He does this to fill in his new companions, whomever they are in that season, as well as filling in any who viewers may have missed out. Funny how that works out.

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I watch a lot of Doctor Who... and the Internet. As well as the local comic shop guy. His name is Steve.
#18 - funyfi (01/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
You have a wonderful journey ahead of you!
User avatar #12 - dawdawdwa (01/08/2013) [-]
1. probably yes.
2. yes. at least the 11th.
3. obviously yes, but not too bad.
User avatar #11 - yetaxaa (01/08/2013) [-]
For the original series, try a few stories from each era. There isn't any ongoing storyline (it's practically an anthology series) so it won't be confusing
1: The Aztecs (for the historicals); The Web Planet (for the weird and wondrful outer space stories); The Dalek Invasion of Earth (because you need at least one Dalek stories and the best ones no longer exist...)
2: The Tomb of the Cybermen (simply because it's the only one of his first two seasons we still have); The Seeds of Death (for his 'base-under-seige' golden era)
3: Terror of the Autons (The Master's first appearance for a start); The Curse of Peladon; The Three Doctors (has all three first Doctors... kinda...); Invasion of the Dinosaurs (early Sarah Jane Smith and a cracking story to boot)
4: Genesis of the Daleks (quintessential Daleks and one of the best stories ever); The Brain of Morbius (ultimate in the 'gothic' era); The Seeds of Doom; Horror of Fang Rock (for the creepy claustrophic, kinda gothic side); The Ribos Operation; The Horns of Nimon (for the lulz); Logopolis (his final story and a good transition into the kind of stuff they had in the 80s)
5: Kinda (totally unique and really weird. There is NOTHING else like it in Doctor Who and it's unfairly overlooked. EVERY fan of the show should know this one); Enlightenment; The Five Doctors (not a great story, but it's the ultimate celebration of Doctor Who's 20th anniversary, and tons of old characters return, even if just for a cameo); Frontios (to get the darkest side of the 5th Doctor's latter era)
6: Vengeance on Varos; Revelation of the Daleks. Unfortunately his era has a lot of clunkers and is really short so there isn't much to choose from...
7: Remembrance of the Daleks; the final trilogy of stories focussing the companion Ace, who was basically a prototype for the new ones, given more depth than usual. Such a shame it was cancelled so soon after...
Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric, Survival

And then just see what you like from there...
User avatar #5 - amythestoneohone (01/08/2013) [-]
As it is the 50th anniversary year, I'd recommend starting from the beginning of the new series, with Christopher Eccelston. Some people love him and some people don't, but it's part of it all the same. No matter what, make it to a few episodes of Tennant, and if you get hooked, you get hooked. Watch em all the way up to Smith, and then read up just a tiny bit on Doctors 1-8 if you don't feel like watching all 600+ episodes of them. You don't have to watch them, but after you're done with new series you might want to think of watching some clips or an episode or two from each one.

Pretty sure no matter what there's got to be a 12th doctor. Whether you believe the theory of limited regenerations or not, a 12th is still guaranteed.
#45 - mechbaird (02/16/2013) [-]
let the gif tell you
let the gif tell you
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