Doctor Who, Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whitaker

BBC America is time-traveling and airing every Doctor Who episode before Season 11

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Sep 6, 2018

You don’t need a TARDIS to relive every Ood song, flying shark, period costume change, and body-snatching alien of Doctor Who before Season 11 travels to another dimension.

BBC America just announced that it will be airing every single episode from the reboot's (after the "Classic" era) first 10 seasons, just in time for the Doctor to regenerate again. Starting Sept. 25 at 6 a.m. ET, BBC America will take off with The 13 Days of Doctor Who, which will take you on a ride with the Ninth through Twelfth Doctors, counting down to the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.

You’ll go on a timey-wimey journey all the way back to when an unsuspecting Rose Tyler meets the man who will change her life — and her idea of spacetime — forever. You know something paranormal is going on when you end up in the claws of suddenly animated mannequins in the basement of the department store you work in. Of course, you then realize that you just got caught up in the middle of an unearthly battle between a Gallifreyan Time Lord and some sort of extraterrestrials trying to invade the planet.

That first rebooted episode featured the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and got millions of fans back aboard the TARDIS after a nine-year hiatus. If all the cosplayers in blue police box dresses, bow ties, and the occasional red fez over the years have taught us anything, it's that they’ve stayed on board since the Nestene Consciousness tried to take over the planet back in 2005.

Eccleston soon regenerated into Tenth Doctor David Tennant, who always wore Converse and was so, so sorry for supernatural disasters that could not be averted. He eventually turned into Matt Smith, who made everyone want a Sonic Screwdriver to do wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey stuff. Smith morphed into Peter Capaldi, a Doctor Who fan himself who brought a wisdom spanning eons to the series.

How will Jodie Whittaker take on Daleks and Cybermen while guiding her companions through space and spacetime? Find out on Oct. 7 when the new season lands on BCC America (time still TBD), and if you miss it, there will be a special encore during its new prime-time slot. After that, you can catch new episodes every Sunday night.

And just in case you have no idea what “Allons-y!” means or need to know why bow ties are cool, our must-see episodes guide that's bigger on the inside will tell you everything you need to know faster than you can travel a thousand years backward.

(via Entertainment Weekly)