Doctor Who Celebrates New Streaming Collection With Epic Eras-Spanning Intro

Summary SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Doctor Who’s BBC iPlayer expansion arrives with a new opening sequence spanning every era of the long-running sci-fi franchise. Doctor Who will celebrate its 60th anniversary in November, with three specials featuring the return of David Tennant as an all-new incarnation of the leading Time Lord.

On the eve of the BBC iPlayer’s sizable Doctor Who update, the official Instagram has shared a preview of what audiences can expect from the new streaming home of the entire franchise, revealing the unique introduction set to play in front of each show.

The sequence features a new track by returning composer Murray Gold while footage featuring each Doctor from William Hartnell to Gatwa, a number of recognizable companions, and a selection of the Doctor’s greatest foes plays within the lettering of the new Whoniverse logo. The animation concludes with the TARDIS flying by.

Doctor Who’s Universe Is About To Expand With the majority of the Doctor Who franchise available on BBC iPlayer in time for the 60th anniversary, the Whoniverse opening sequence hints at showrunner Russell T Davies’ goals of ensuring everything is available in one place. With footage from both the classic and modern eras, and spin-offs Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, K9 and Company, and Class, it’s never been clearer that the universe has more to offer outside the main series.

But Doctor Who’s future isn’t just limited to the main series and the existing spin-offs, as Davies has already promised that there is more to come. iPlayer’s November 1 update will also see the debut of a new spin-off series titled Tales of the TARDIS, where former companions and Doctors come together to reflect on their past adventures. With a new series already set to drop and Davies promising that more is on the way, Doctor Who will become a large multimedia franchise once more.

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