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Doctor Who (finally) unveils new opening title sequence, plot synopses for next 2 episodes

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Oct 15, 2018, 11:34 AM EDT

After shrouding so many details in secrecy, even after the season-premiere episode, the folks behind Doctor Who have finally released some new details on the show —including the plotlines for the next two episodes and the opening title sequence.

We were given no opening titles in the Season 11 premiere episode that aired last week, “The Woman Who Fell to Earth.” The cold open just kept on... er, opening. We were given a taste of the theme song after The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) fell to Earth (and into the train car), but that was it.

But for the second episode of the season, “The Ghost Monument,” which aired last night, we finally saw what the new opening titles looked like. And, boy, are they trippy. Check ‘em out below:


(And is it just us, or is this title sequence vaguely reminiscent of the ones from the more classic era?)

But that’s not all. Just as the opening theme has been revealed, so have the plot synopses for the next two episodes. 

For Episode 3, “Rosa,” written by Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall and directed by Mark Tonderai, The Doctor and her friends travel back to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, where they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks (you may have heard of her) and begin to wonder if someone is attempting to change history.

They’ve even got a trailer out for that one. Check it out:


Vinette Robinson and Josh Bowman guest-star. 

And in Episode 4, “Arachnids in the UK,” written by Chibnall and directed by Sallie Aprahamian, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham, and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire — and Yaz’s family — only to find out that something’s happening with the spiders in Sheffield. Chris Noth and Shobna Gulati guest-star.


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A new episode of Doctor Who airs every Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on BBC America, with “Rosa” airing on Oct. 21 and “Arachnids in the UK” debuting Oct. 28.