Well okay, it did but that was not what I really wanted to talk about, what I want to talk about was this that happened afterwards…
We now know who the new Doctor will be and it is a woman!
First let me express my disappointment, not at the choice but at the fact we know! I really had hoped that they might fly in the face of modern convention and kept it a secret until the Christmas special, they could have had closed sets, invited several front runners to the set to hang about to mislead speculation. I would love to have been able to tune in on Christmas day and be surprised by the regeneration, not had to listen to months of debate about the chosen replacement which brings us to Jodie Whittaker.
Going to be honest, other than her appearance in St Trinians I haven’t really seen her in anything, I have yet to watch Broadchurch despite the fact I have been meaning to since it first aired. I don’t think overall the gender of the Doctor will make a real impact on the series, I will be far more concerned with plots, storylines and the character development. Do I have concerns? Of course, I worry they will give her a beefcake for a companion, have him saving her constantly and her fall in love with him, though to be fair male Doctors have frequently been saved by their female companions. I would love to see a non-human in the TARDIS, yes we have just had Nardol and I hope the Doctor will collect him before leaving the spaceship but he is still shaped as a human, I have seen suggestions K9 may return but honestly, let’s have something different and shake things up completely.
We live in an age where we see all male performances of Swan Lake we see boundaries pushed in all directions, I know many are not happy to see a change from the norm in ‘their’ favourite show, and I say that in quotes because I don’t think my view of the show and theirs have anything in common, theirs is an exclusive club, mine is inclusive, theirs is restrictive, mine knows no boundaries, they would rather travel to the past, my show is heading full speed into the future.
4 thoughts on “Okay so on Sunday this happened…”
Yes to everything you just said! I like Jodie, I’ve only seen her in a couple of things. She looks the part though. I’d like to see her with a female companion. I’d love to have Bill back. But yes, also a non-human companion would be good or maybe someone from a different time 🙂
I did like Bill and would not mind seeing her reappear at some point but a part of me is glad she has gone simply because with her being a lesbian character there would be too many people trying to make a romantic attachment between them or looking for evidence of a relationship even without it existing, have a horrible feeling she would have turned into a Clara and not the cool Victorian incarnation
I’ve loved all the companions so far and grown to love all the Doctors (it took me a while with Capaldi) so I’m hopeful that they will deliver with Doctor and companion this time round 😊
Spot on, Paula