Ok but the trailer for the next episode visually references Torchwood, SJA, the comics, and several classic eps, like.
If there’s one thing I like about the last few years of Who, it’s how willing they are to make references to obscure things, particularly the things that are often dismissed by a lot of fans.
The only reason people want there to be a Doctor Who canon is so that they can use it as a stick to beat people with. Be that other fans or Moffat or whoever. They want to use it to feel superior to other people. That’s all.
the only definite canon of Doctor Who is the tv show. That’s it. The expanded universe stuff like the magazines, books or Big Finish aren’t definetely canon
The TV show isn’t canon either.
Well that blew my mind..
The Eighth Doctor audio story “Situation Vacant” is streaming for free on BBC Radio 4 Extra On Demand, which is available to everyone internationally, unlike BBC iPlayer. It’s a two-part, 60 minute long story that follows the Doctor’s participation in a companion-choosing contest. It’s a lot of fun and I think it’d make a good introduction story, especially if you don’t follow the rest of the arc to its conclusion (because the arc gets into stuff that you will not be aware of).
I highly recommend checking it out.
It’s available for 7 days, after which the next story, Nevermore, will be available to listen. Please check this out, I swear you won’t regret it.