Right now, in the Light Cinema in Sheffield the cast and crew of Doctor Who are revealing their months of work to the world (or to the press, at least). Meanwhile, those fans lucky enough to be there in person have been sharing their excitement with Twitter.
Blogtor Who have rounded up some of our favourite reactions across the Doctor Who fandom to the premiere of The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
Cosplayer Georgia Grace was quick to assemble her Thirteenth Doctor costume as soon as Whittaker’s look was revealed. Now she can’t believe the big day is finally here.
CAN YOU BELIEVE pic.twitter.com/keQ01jHUVn
— Georgia ? (@georgiiaagrace) September 24, 2018
Eleventh Doctor cosplayer Kai Steele Nelson was all about the new look TARDIS.
All of time and space ?
In fact, the new TARDIS prop generated a lot of praise and happiness on Twitter. (Perhaps the TARDIS was wounded by the First Doctor’s comments last Christmas and decided to lose a little weight). Much of it in language so excited we couldn’t possibly repeat it on a family blog. Will gave one of the more family friendly reactions.
— Will ? (@Phat_Owl) September 24, 2018
Jodie Whittaker wowed the fans with her warmth and friendliness
Everyone seemed to agree that Jodie Whittaker was adorable and spent a huge amount of time making sure every fan got an autograph or a selfie.
— mad girl with a box??? (@_MoonChild7_) September 24, 2018
In fact, Amy was left speechless by meeting her Doctor Who idol
It happened. After a 7 hour journey, going into my overdraft and travelling over 200 miles, I finally met my idol. I wish I could form coherent sentence… Jodie Whittaker, I love you❤️#jodiewhittaker #doctorwho pic.twitter.com/1xLt8bD3qK
— amy? (@JODlEWHlTTAKER) September 24, 2018
Sheffield was seized by a party atmosphere as fans met each other and shared their joy at the series’ return
— Sam (@OfHouseSharpe) September 24, 2018
The Pre-Premiere Red Carpet event trended on Twitter as ecstatic guests prepared to be among the first in the world to see The Woman Who Fell to Earth
With the Premiere trending on Twitter, Elliot Taylor was delighted to see BBC Studios’ skillful promotion paying off
— Elliot Taylor (@Elliot98Taylor) September 24, 2018
A lot of the attendees, like Dr. Doo, shared photos of their fancy gold wristbands for access to the screening
— Dr Doo (@soojahpah) September 24, 2018
And then it was time! Ri McDaid-Wren tweeted one last photo of the dynamic new promo art on the big screen before switching off for the screening of The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
— Ri McDaid-Wren (@Ri_McD) September 24, 2018
But, finally, let’s spare a thought for Dave. Sheffield’s been taken over by crowds of celebrities and fans. But he doesn’t even like Doctor Who. Poor Dave.
Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh are in Sheffield for the #DoctorWhoPremiere. Of course the only mildly exciting thing that happens in this damn city is the premier of a show I can’t stand. TYPICAL.
— Dave (@DaveyBlahBlah) September 24, 2018
The wait is almost over for the rest of the world too…
Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Sunday, the 7th of October with The Woman Who Fell to Earth by Chris Chibnall. Series 11 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien) and Tosin Close (Ryan Sinclair). Transmission time to be confirmed.