Posts Tagged ‘Female Doctor’

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Doctor Who – The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Director: Jamie Childs

Writer: Chris Chibnall (also the new showrunner)

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Sharon D. Clarke, Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh

Tonight (or today depending on when you watched) we got to see the debut of the new Doctor. Any time there’s a new actor coming into the role, there are worries by the fans and speculation about how the character will now be played. When a new showrunner is coming in, there’s much the same thing.  For this debut, the level of worry, speculation, and general gnashing of teeth was unprecedented. However, one would expect that given this would be (officially) the first time we saw the Doctor as portrayed by a woman rather than a man. 

So how did she do? Come on, like I didn’t give it away with the header…

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Part 1 can be found here. It’s a bit long and it’s not entirely necessary to read it in order to read Part 2, but there are things I discussed about remakes and reboots in general that I’ll reference here. You should still be able to get what I’m saying without reading Part 1 first, but be aware in advance that references will be made.

And now there shall be blood.

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