The New Doctor Is A Woman

So, as you have probably found out recently, the latest incarnation of Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker. At first, I was disgruntled about this, but there again, I was disgruntled about David Tennant, then about Matt Smith and then again – very briefly – about Peter Capaldi.

Tom Baker was always my Doctor as he is the one I grew up with, and then in 2005 when Doctor Who returned, Christopher Ecclestone did a good job of returning it to the screens. He didn’t want to be typecast as the Doctor so finished after just one season.

When Capaldi came along, I liked the fact that it was an older Doctor again, and would hopefully get rid of the “Oooh I love the Doctor” element from the companions. It was fine with Rose Tyler because she changed the whole outlook of the Doctor. Changed him to be more empathetic than he was before due to him having been in the Time War.

Capaldi’s very little emotion take on the Doctor worked well, and the only down side to it was Clara. During the Matt Smith outing, she complimented him well as someone he bounced ideas off. Then when the regeneration happened, and he became Capaldi, the writers decided that it would be a good idea to make Clara the main person and gave her the puzzle solving element of the duo. To me, no longer was it Doctor Who featuring a companion, it was Clara Oswald featuring the Doctor. When they killed her off, it was an emotional moment. It was very well done. Then they brought her back! So now she exists between heartbeats. I really hope that she doesn’t turn up again.

I have recently started watching the latest series of Doctor Who, as I have been told that it is different without her in it, and after two episodes, I find that to be true.

With Jodie Whittaker taking over the mantle, it is not a surprise as they have been paving the way for it recently with the Master regenerating into Missy, a Time Lord in the last series being killed and regenerating a woman, so it was coming soon. It was going to be this regeneration, or the next one.

I just hope that other fans of the show do what I do and give her the benefit of the doubt.

Peter Capaldi

Departing 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

 

Jodie Whittaker

Incoming 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker

 

A Photo A Day … November 23 2013

With the date today, there was only one thing that could possibly be the subject of the photo of the day today. It was 50 years ago today that the first episode of An Unearthly Child was aired. From then, the legend that is Doctor Who was born. So, today’s photo is the TARDIS.

November 23 2013

 

I Think I Need A Doctor

Last night, in the UK, was Children in Need. It is an annual show that raises money for children in the UK who are homeless, in poverty, or otherwise in need of help. TV programs are made specially for it, and any money that the actors and actresses would have got are given to Children in Need with its iconic mascot of Pudsey Bear.

Ever since Doctor Who returned in 2005, there has been a Children In Need special lasting anywhere between two and five minutes. This is this years one, along with another video of “Rise of the Twelfth” – the coming of the Twelfth Doctor. There are no spoilers in that video, and it is a great trip down memory lane.

The first is the lead into next week’s Day of the Doctor.