The original series ran for over 20 seasons (1963-1989 and a TV movie in 96), has 8 different Doctors and over 700 episodes. The new series is NOT a remake or a redo (like Battlestar Galactica), it is a continuation of the old series with Christopher Eccleston as the new and 9th Doctor. I recommend checking it out and you can start out without having never seen any of the previous episodes. What is it about? It is about a Time Lord who travels through time thwarting disaster at every turn. Here's a link with Info about the new show and old show. www.scifi.com/doctorwho Looks like the title was cut off. This starts the 17th of March (Tomorrow) on Sci Fi.