Before kicking off the upcoming seventh series of Doctor Who with “Asylum of the Daleks” this fall, BBC America is releasing four brand new, hour-long Who-centric documentaries this summer. Last year BBC America put out a series of “Best of” Who specials – including Best of the CompanionBest of the Doctor and Best of the Monsters – to act as (what the network called) a “memory jog.” This time around, BBC America is taking a bit of a different route, mixing educational elements of documentaries with the relaxed fun style that the previous Doctor Who specials of last year exhibited.

Here’s a list of the  specials that BBC America will be presenting starting next week.

The Science of Doctor WhoWho-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 Who concludes the documentaries Saturday, August 25th at 9:00pm.

Along with titles, dates and times, BBC America has also released some snazzy new teaser images to accompany their new specials. Check them out below (click to enlarge):


Catch the beginning of the brand-new Doctor Who Documentaries August 4th and the series 7 premiere “Asylum of the Daleks” this Fall.

Source: Doctor Who News

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