As the upcoming season of BBC’s Doctor Who approaches, the series has unveiled its “fresh logo for a new era.”
The 60th anniversary, set to air in 2023 on BBC in the UK and Disney Plus globally, will feature Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th Doctor, succeeding Jodie Whittaker, who departed the show on Sunday (23 October), and David Tennant, who reprised his role for three episodes.
On Tuesday (25 October), the BBC revealed the revamped logo for the renowned British sci-fi series, which has garnered mixed opinions.
Numerous fans appreciated the updated design, commending it as “very old school” and drawing parallels to the 1973-1980 logo.
“One of the classic logos has been remastered??” an enthusiastic fan tweeted.
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) October 25, 2022
Another called it a “beautiful remake,” while a third described it as “old school yet contemporary simultaneously.”
“Breaking news: the diamond logo has returned!” one person commented.
Conversely, some found it “too childish,” with several comparing it to the children’s animated show Paw Patrol.
“I hate to be that person, but it resembles the Paw Patrol logo,” one individual stated.
Another concurred: “It’s definitely Paw Patrol, and I can’t unsee it.”
One person labeled it “unattractive,” while another refuted: “For those criticizing the new logo and likening it to Paw Patrol, you’re simply mistaken.”
In May, fans were overjoyed when Gatwa was revealed as the new shape-shifting Time Lord, a role previously held since the show’s 2005 revival by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Whittaker.
Shortly after the casting announcement, Gatwa expressed that he was “profoundly honored, extremely thrilled, and, of course, a bit frightened.”
He continued, “This character and show hold great significance for countless people worldwide, myself included, and every one of my incredibly skilled predecessors has managed that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost diligence.”
Doctor Who is set to return in November 2023 on BBC in the UK and Disney Plus globally.