If you're new to Doctor Who, check out our Introduction to Doctor Who to clear up any confusion about the show. If you're confused about the site, read on!
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We use a lot of lingo here at HelpMeWatchWho, and it can get a little confusing. Here's a cheat sheet:
New Who—the "reboot" ofDoctor Who, from 2005 until today
Classic Who—the original era of the show, from 1963 to 1989
TVM—the television movie made in 1996 starring Paul McGann as the Doctor
Minisode—a short canonical episode
Alien File—an in-character description of an alien
Other—this episode category includes video games and short stories; canonical stories but in a different media format
Missing Episode—an episode missing from records due to BBC tape-wiping policies; can still be wtched via reconstructions
TBA—"To Be Announced;" used as a placeholder for information yet to be announced by the BBC (such as upcoming episode titles)
TBC—"To Be Confirmed;" denotes information that is rumored but not confirmed