John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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And the New Doctor Is...

The BBC and the Doctor Who offices (with Chris Chibnall in charge) have announced who the new, 13th Doctor will be for the Doctor Who tv series.





Jodie Whittaker (or the Wikipedia entry instead) will be the first female Doctor in the history of the show, and I say...good for her! Jodie is a brilliant actress, whose work I first saw in Attack the Block (2011) and she really excelled at the role of Beth Latimer in the three series of Broadchurch (2013-2017), but I've also seen her in other roles as well. Chris Chibnall, the incoming showrunner for Doctor Who following the Christmas Special, has made a bold choice and taken a risk in bringing in a female Doctor to the show.

There has been a very large backlash about the hiring of a female Doctor, mostly from fanboys who don't have positive, future thinking or who are still living in the past. But Doctor Who has to evolve, has to stay fresh, and to be honest the ground has been laid for a female Doctor, even before the Master became Missy.

I don't know what to expect from Jodie Whittaker in the role, to be honest, but I'll give it a chance regardless. She's a great actor, and will excel in the role as long as Chris Chibnall has a firm grip on the series and the writing on the show excels. Because it was the latter that plagued Peter Capaldi's entire run of Doctor Who, and if Jodie doesn't get some good writing, well...

In the meantime, Doctor Who fandom, give her a chance. We have a new Doctor. And it's lucky 13. :)
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