Bad News for ‘Doctor Who’ Fans Hoping to See New Footage at SDCC

no doctor who at sdccAre you one of the thousands of Whovians excited to see some footage of the The Doctor’s latest regeneration – played by Peter Capaldi – at San Diego Comic-Con? Unfortunately, we have some bad news for you.  The Nerdist is reporting that everyone’s favorite Time Lord will be skipping the convention this year due to a filming schedule that will give fans 12 all-new, back-to-back episodes beginning in August.

According to BBC America:

Doctor Who’s cast and creators will not be in attendance at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014. They are currently in production until August on the upcoming season – 12 all new back-to-back episodes. Given the unprecedented success of the global event around the 50th Anniversary, BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide will launch the first-ever Doctor Who world tour in August to celebrate the new chapter of the series starring Peter Capaldi.

It is definitely a bit of a disappointment for fans of the series, but luckily Doctor Who will return only weeks after the convention, so at least you won’t have to wait too much longer to see just how Capaldi’s take on The Doctor will rate.

Disappointed there’ll be no new Doctor Who footage shared at Comic-Con? Or are you too excited to hear that when the new series premieres it’ll be 12 straight glorious weeks of Doctor Who? Sound off in the comments below!


About Rush Urbalejo

Assistant Editor. Rush Urbalejo is a lifelong fan of comic books, movies, and television, however, his true passion is writing. His interests came together when Rush joined Kabooooom as a contributing writer for the comic section in 2012. Since then, he has interviewed several comic creators for the "Kabooooom Quickies" feature as well as writing several comic book reviews before moving on to his current role in Kabooooom's television section. Follow Rush on Twitter @Rush1031 and join him on Facebook at

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