Intimidated by the long history of Doctor Who? Don't be. Just jump right in at this year's first story and enjoy it as a brand new show. These four concepts are probably all you'll actually need.But if you get curious about the rest, take a look here at some specially-designed landing pages that'll help you get accustomed to the worlds of Doctor Who. Slowly. One bite at a time.
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You can certainly choose to enjoy Doctor Who as purely a television series. But did you know that there are far more stories told in the comic and audio form than exist in the whole television catalogue? Luckily, there's no such thing as canon in this fandom. So you can enjoy exactly the kind of Doctor Who you prefer. And we'll be here to cover it all!
The War Doctor is a range exploring the history of the Time War with the War Doctor always at "the heart of the battle". This is one of the last works by the late John Hurt. The range is later extended by a prequel The Eighth Doctor: The Time War describing the Eighth Doctor voiced by Paul McGann and his struggles to continue being the Doctor in the time of war.
The Night Walkers concluded the tale of the Second Doctor living in Time Lord-enforced exile in London for a few months prior to becoming the Third Doctor. Much of the story stressed how he had actually become a celebrity and was appearing on a television game show when the Time Lords finally caught up with him to impose the final punishment mentioned — but never quite seen — in his last televised story.