BBC Debuts the New Doctor Who Opening Credits Sequence
There’s a new Doctor at the helm of the Tardis in BBC’s Doctor Who. And that means everything is new again, including the Tardis and the Doctor herself! Jodie Whittaker made her official debut as the Thirteenth Doctor in last week’s season premiere. Tonight’s second episode, “The Ghost Monument,” will feature the debut of the new opening credits sequence. But you won’t have to wait long to see it, since BBC has already released it online.
Via the official BBC Doctor Who twitter account, the new opening titles seem to eschew the traditionally used imagery, and even the Tardis is noticeably absent. The reworked Doctor Who theme is also noticeably less bombastic than the most recently used versions.
BBC also released a new promo video that explores the newly redesigned Tardis for Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor. Every Doctor tends to get their own unique Tardis, and this one is no exception. Production Designer Arwel Wyn Jones hosted the behind-the-scenes look at the new Tardis, and he also explained some of the choices that were made in its design. Doctor Who executive producer Matt Strevens also shared his thoughts about the new Tardis.
“We wanted it to feel quite organic and tactile again,” said Strevens. “So it’s not a very digital Tardis, it’s much more of a functional, practical kind of Tardis.”
You can check out the full video below. New episodes of Doctor Who season 11 are airing every Sunday night on BBC America. What do you think about the new Doctor Who opening sequence and the new Tardis? Let us know in the comment section below!