Seeing as the dust is starting to settle a bit now that the new Doctor has been announced, it seems like a good time to share some of my thoughts on it all, and boy oh boy, do I have a lot of thoughts on this.
First and foremost, I’m just excited that we’re getting a new Doctor and that it’s Jodie Whittaker of all people playing the part. I think we’re incredibly lucky to have her playing The Doctor in that respect, because she’s been in some of the most acclaimed dramas of the past ten years, and it seems like she certainly knows what she’s letting herself by taking on this part, so they’re certainly not mucking around here that’s for sure. I mean, this just offers up so many questions, I really do not know where to start.
There’s so much to look forward to between now and series eleven, for instance, what is she going to wear as The Doctor? What’s her Doctor going to be like? What kind of TARDIS is she going to have? What kind of companion is she going to have? Is she going to have a male companion? Is she going to have a TARDIS team? Is it going to be an all female TARDIS? Then there’s everything else in between to look forward to, there’s what she’ll look like in comic form, there’s the posters, the books, her famous “Is The Doctor” cover for DWM, all the other merchandise in between, then there’s all the convention appearances, the chat show appearances to look forward to. I don’t know about you, but I for one, am very excited about what’s to come for Doctor Who, it’s reignited my love for the show, and I really do mean that. This is because we’ve had three Doctors who have all done three series now, and if they’d got another male Doctor who did another three series, I think it would just a get a little bit boring and repetitive, and feel a bit samey-samey as well, so it’s safe to say this is certainly going to freshen things up now.
I’ll be honest when she was rumoured as being the new Doctor before it was actually announced I wasn’t so sure myself, but then when they showed the trailer with her as the new Doctor, I instantly got that feeling I got when Peter Capaldi was announced, that feeling of them just feeling so right as The Doctor. I think the only reason that I was a bit unsure at first was because the only other thing that I have seen her in is Broadchurch, where she played Beth Latimer of course, and I think I had Beth Latimer as The Doctor in my head, but if you take that out of the equation, then Jodie Whittaker is without a doubt a brilliant choice.
I know it’s going to be sad to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi, and I too will be sad to see him go, I do feel as though he had a lot more to give, I think he could have easily stayed for another two more seasons at least, but what will be, will be I guess. And hey, at least there’s the 60th Anniversary to look forward to and we’ll most likely get a multi-Doctor story where The 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Doctor will all meet, and you can’t deny that’s going to be very exciting indeed. And he’s still The Doctor until the end of the year, we’ve still got the Christmas special to look forward to, which has been teased as a “fanboy’s dream,” so you can’t deny that’s all going to be very exciting. I’m still on such a high from this, I’m honestly so excited, I cannot wait, I want series eleven to come now.
I really really really do hope that this goes well for Doctor Who, and if it’s done well, and it’s done right, then I really do think it’s going to be one of those big defining moments in Doctor Who that just changes it forever, it’s crazy when you think about it, that it’s been rumoured for over thirty years that The Doctor could be a woman, and now it’s finally happened.
But yeah there you have it, Jodie Whittaker is The 13th Doctor, as you can tell I’m very very excited about all this. But I’m interested to hear what you think, are you for or against the idea of a female Doctor? Are you going to wait to see her in action first before you make a judgement? Or are you just like me and are just so happy to have Jodie Whittaker as The 13th Doctor? Let me know in the comments section below what your thoughts are, because I’ll certainly be interested to hear what you have to say, and if you did enjoy this article as well, then do be sure to give it a like as I really do appreciate it. But apart from that until next time, thanks for reading.