Doctor Who Becomes the First Ever British Show to Appear on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

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We love us some Doctor Who. In fact, large parts of the internet love Doctor Who so much that it’s easy to forget that it was only relatively recently that the show started making waves with more mainstream audiences in the United States. But it certainly has, and we for one are glad about it. For one, we have more people to geek out about it with. And for another, it means that we get to see Eleven on the cover of Entertainment Weekly–a publication that, before this week, had never featured a British show so prominently. 

It could be said that the U.S. is going through a sort of Anglomania at the moment with its entertainment. Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who; mention one or all three of these U.K. shows while gathered around the proverbial water cooler and you’re bound to get at least one shout of “I LOVE THAT SHOW!”

Call it the power of Netflix, call it people getting tired of American TV, call it whatever you like: Bowties are cool, and now a lot more people know it. If that means even more publications getting us scoop on the upcoming seventh season, we’re game.

Here’s a full shot of the Entertainment Weekly cover:

Speaking of the seventh season, we now have less than a month to go before the mind-bending and wibbly-wobbliness begins. The season premieres in August with “Asylum of the Daleks,” and with it will air the first of four new, Who-centric specials. According to Screenrant,  they’ll be “mixing educational elements of documentaries with the relaxed fun style that the previousDoctor Who specials of last year exhibited.”

The four specials will be titled, respectively: The Science of Doctor Who, The Women of Doctor Who, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who, and The Destinations of Doctor Who.

Here are the episode descriptions for the specials:

The Science of Doctor Who: Who-fans will get a chance to get their nerd on by exploring the real-life science behind some of the fundamental concepts and most iconic ideas of Doctor Who. The Science of Doctor Who will premiere Saturday, August 4th at 11:00pm

The Women of Doctor Who: It takes a certain type of gal to ride with The Doctor – Whether she’s blasting Daleks or running for her life in heels. The Women of Doctor Who will take a closer look the lovely ladies of the series, past, present – and possibly the future? Catch The Women of Doctor Who Saturday, August 11th at 9:00pm

The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who: For a Time Lord, tomorrow can easily be both today and yesterday – but for us mere humans it all becomes a big time-wimey ball of confusion. Help relieve some of the time-traveling tangle by watching The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who Saturday, August 18th 11:00pm

The Destinations of Doctor Who: With an extended hand and a gentle smile, The Doctor can whisk you away to anywhere and anywhen. For those of us still stuck on Earth, The Destinations of Doctor Who will give us a closer look at some of our favorite Whovian places from the majestic Starship UK to treacherous Demons Run – all with no passport required! The Destinations of Doctor Whoconcludes the documentaries Saturday, August 25th at 9:00pm.

Look, all we really need is for them to sit down and explain in plain and simple detail all the questions we still have over what the hell happened in season six, because yes, it is indeed a “big timey-wimey ball of confusion.”

(via Doctor Who Tumblr, Screenrant)

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