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Jodie Whittaker draws big as first female Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker draws big as first female Doctor Who

When you compare those numbers to previous Doctor Who seasons, and other shows on BBC, it's easy to see that this new installment is on pace for an unstoppable performance. However, others were delighted with Jodie's Northern accent, with one tweeting: "One of amusing things to me about what people dislike about the new Doctor is the accent".

Not only was this the first episode for Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, but it was also the debut of Chris Chibnall as the new showrunner.

"Back when I was revealed, I hadn't shot any of it yet, so I was still like: 'Please be good!"

'Jodie Whittaker is an awesome Doctor. "Because she's THE DOCTOR".

This message transmitted from my viewing of the first ten minutes of the latest Doctor Who.

"Half an hour ago I was a white-haired Scotsman". It really seems like they've done a great job of creating a show that's accessible to new viewers AND that will be enjoyable for the loyal fans.

The Doctor has had multiple companions in the past, but this feels more like a proper ensemble. I assume much of this was terrifying for children, and thank goodness for that! She is the first female lead in the 55-year-old, science-fiction series and her inaugural episode premiered Sunday night.




In crafting a self-contained ensemble drama, there is evidence that Chibnall's team will avoid the overly-intricate plotting of the outgoing Steven Moffat-led era. When her grandson appears to be in danger during the finale, she's the one who comes up with a plan and saves him.

You'll get the chance to make up your own mind as the episode airs this evening on the ABC at 5:55pm AEDT.

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.

How did you decide what kind of Doctor you were going to be? .

Jodie Whittaker has gone on record already saying that she finds the negative response "ridiculous", as its high time for a woman Doctor.

In an age of binge watching, the coming generation will be awed by both the Doctor's male and female incarnations.


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