The Doctor Will See Us Soon
♦ Today on the Radio Times website, the BBC has just announced when the new Doctor Who season will be starting and also the title of its first episode…
Here’s what the Radio Times website had to say:
After months of waiting, fans finally know when they’ll get to see Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor in action this year, with the next series of Doctor Who officially confirming to be kicking off on Sunday 7th October.
However, that’s not the only piece of eagerly-anticipated Doctor Who news to be revealed this week, with the BBC also sharing the title of the very first episode of the new series – The Woman Who Fell to Earth.
Here’s a few details about the new doctor from the Radio Times website too:
Each incarnation of the Doctor from William Hartnell to the present day has had their own unique personality and quirks, while still maintaining the core nature of the character – and while we haven’t seen much of Whittaker in action, her character’s brief appearance post-regeneration in the 2017 Christmas special gives us a flavour.
Catching sight of herself in a reflective surface, the Thirteenth Doctor exclaims “Oh, brilliant!” – a far cry from the melancholy exit for Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor, and perhaps a suggestion of this new Doctor’s more positive outlook.
“In such a tiny moment, she’s given us the Doctor we’ve always known, but in, to say the least, a new way,” ex-showrunner Steven Moffat said of the actor’s first scene in the role. “We are in for a very exciting run.”
More recently, BBC Drama controller Piers Wenger said that Whittaker’s new incarnation was a departure from Time Lords past.
“It’s a testament to the energy and focus that Jodie has brought to Doctor Who that it’s hard to distinguish where one ends and the other begins,” he told Radio Times.
“She said from the start that she could only do it her way and so it has become.
He added: “Gone is the daffiness and idiosyncrasy of her predecessors in favour of a Doctor with energy, spark and relatability.”