Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Emperor-Tiberius, Jul 16, 2017.
So, Carry On Spying just finished in time to check BBC1 and see some blonde woman I don't recognise being introduced as the Doctor - it's Jodie Whittaker. She looks like she might be OK, based on the moment of her expression.
Now the internet melts down as the fanboys insist we can't have a female Doctor, while I shrug and just hope they write, direct and perform her just as the Doctor in proper Dr Who stories, and wonder whether we can trust Chibnall to do that, because I know I wouldn't trust Moffat to.
BBC posted it on Twitter. As breaking news, even.
Well, disappointed primarily because I really like Kris Marshall (so sue me) and I have literally no idea whatsoever who Jodie is.
Having said that, hopefully she can act and it was certainly overdue to be a woman.
The official Doctor Who twitter.
And still not Ginger
She was fucking phenomenal in Broadchurch, even the atrocious season 2.
I only know her from Broadchurch. Interested to see how she approaches The Doctor role.
So I guess we can add her to the list of actors from Broadchurch who've been in Doctor Who.
And I guess Bill gets part of her wish of a Doctor coming back as a woman.
Not Ginger. A disgrace.
Shame on the BBC. Must we wait another 50 years?
Fantastic! I'm very happy with this choice! I loved her in Broadchurch.
That being, I do have the same worries as Lonemagpie about the writing, but I'm choosing to be optimistic for now.
One odd thing: Why have The Thirteenth Doctor blonde? Everything I've seen Whittaker in, she's a brunette. Isn't that her natural hair color?
Good casting choice! Jodie was great in Attack The Block, which is the only thing I've seen her in. Looking forward to ManBaby Meltdown which is probably underway as we speak.
It was pretty obviously her when she appeared out of nowhere a few days before the official announcement with lots of bets being placed. I did worry the BBC might have chickened out but am delighted they didn't.
I just hope for her sake they've told her to stay off the Internet for the next few weeks until the arseholes have finished spewing their venom. I'm planning a bit of break myself as I don't fancy subjecting myself to them either.
Might not be final. Remember, this was our first look at Matt Smith, and the Internet imploded in panic that Doctor Who had gone Twilight:
Love it. Bold choice. And a lovely change up.
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