Doctor Who season 11 is finally here, and we get to see Jodie Whitaker’s take on the Doctor. Skepticism was driving several fans to doubt the decision to have the Doctor played by a woman. But this is not the first time fans were upset about a casting decision. When the 11th Doctor was regenerated and Peter Capaldi became the 12th Doctor, fan girls were in an uproar because the actor was older and they were use to the Doctor being played by a younger actor like Matt Smith and David Tennant. If we were to review the history of the Doctors in the original series, it shows that the Doctor was always older than the ones in the reboot.
Fans eventually go used to the fact that the Doctor was older and the chemistry between Bill Potts and the Doctor was magnetic. However, when news broke that the 13th Doctor was neither older nor a man, fans were in an uproar again. However the first appearance of Jodie Whitaker in the Christmas special gave a slight glimpse into her take as the Doctor.
After waiting for almost 11 months, we finally got to watch the first episode in the new season, and the new Doctor did not disappoint. Every single trait, quirkiness, indecisiveness, confidence, compassion, empathy and more were apparent, well except the fact the Doctor is a woman. Jodie Whitaker embodied the character just like her predecessors, she brings a freshness to her take as the Doctor and her companions are complimentary to her character.
I am exciting about the stories that’s beginning to unfold in the season and can’t wait to watch see where the writing takes us. What I am not looking forward to is the expected tragedies that will befall the team as they travel through space and time.
If you are wondering why I am not discussing the episodes, that’s because I do not want to spoil it for fans who haven’t seen it yet. Being a diehard fan means something and we refuse to spoil it for Doctor Who viewers.