Doctor Who: Fans hail Jodie Whitaker in female Doctor's first appearance

08 October, 2018, 17:22 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Jodie Whittaker is definitely not from

The new companions were fleshed out to such an extent that a particular shock late in the episode felt genuinely tragic, a feat that is particularly impressive for a script that also had to dump enough Who-lore to pull in new viewers.

The first season under the leadership of Chris Chibnall saw Whittaker's Doctor joined by new friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

Doctor Who moved from its traditional Saturday evening slot to Sunday evenings for this new era, nestled between ratings big-hitters Countryfile and the Strictly Come Dancing results show.

The Doctor is a rare figure in popular culture, being a person devoted to solving problems with little more than curiosity and an enormous scientific knowledge.

It's a change from the usual tailored fashion of Barbie costumes: Whittaker's Doctor picks out her jumble of mismatched clothing at a charity shop.

"Half an hour ago I was a white-haired Scotsman!" she adds. I appreciate that the show went beyond the typical beat of immediately moving beyond a character's death, and I suspect the grief of her death will be a continuing character development as the season continues.

Despite this, the use of BBC iPlayer and catch-up on BBC channels could mean Jodie's number ends up eclipsing her predecessor.

It said any fans harbouring doubts about Whittaker as the Doctor should have nothing to fear.

"This production value and writing is everything I've always wanted this show to be".


"Thirteen is my fave".

'She brought the episode to life and provided so much joy and energy!'

Currently, the only Doctor to beat Jodie's attempts is Broadchurch and Jessica Jones actor David Tennant.

Whittaker's appearance seemed perfectly timed in the wake of the confirmation of new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.

One said they had "fully forgotten that the Doctor was ever a man".

The first instalment was also a massive hit with tentative fans, and viewers were quick to praise the star for her role on the new series.

The actress previously said that, unlike other parts, she was never asked to do any particular voice for the Doctor, so she just stuck with her own.

"Yeah, it's exciting I think, people who love the show love it because it's a celebration of inclusivity, a celebration of change, of regeneration, of embracing this wonderful alien and I think most people realise that me being a woman doesn't make me unqualified - I think maybe being human makes me unqualified".

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