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Jodie Whittaker: "It's 2018 And Sometimes Our Heroes Are Women".
08 October 2018, 07:57 | Myron Mathis
Jodie Whittaker is definitely not from"Hoodezfield.Image Slaven Vlasic Getty Images
This sounds like both a mission statement for where new show-runner Chris Chibnall wants to steer the series and a direct address to all those pathetic fanboys who whinged and wailed and threw their toys out of the Tardis when it was announced in July a year ago that the Yorkshire-born star of Broadchurch would be the first female Doctor.
Now we knew that Chibnall and co. had gone all out on the new series, but blimey.
What did the Whovians make of it?
In fact, even those who were skeptical about the very idea of a female Doctor seem to have been won over by Jodie Whittaker.
The episode was a pretty solid opening for a Doctor.
We were soon on familiar ground, as Whittaker's Doctor chased a mysterious, Predator-inspired alien through the streets of Sheffield.
The actress previously said that, unlike other parts, she was never asked to do any particular voice for the Doctor, so she just stuck with her own.
"Once she steps out in her new costume and with her beaming smile, there is no question that Whittaker is ideal for the role". Of course, every new Doctor has quite the mantle to take up. Not that you'd have expected that so early on in the season anyway, but there was admittedly more death in that first episode than some would have suspected.
The most recent season of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi's last as the titular time-traveller, debuted to 4.6 million overnight viewers in the United Kingdom back in April 2017.
'She brought the episode to life and provided so much joy and energy!' British comedian Lee Mack and actor Alan Cumming ("Instinct") had already said they would be in the show and were seen for the first time.
"The new showrunner attempted to make his mark on the show by changing so many things the effect was confusing rather than radical and diluted its identity rather than enhance [d] it."
But also all that hard work is done because, Chris Chibnall the show runner is such an incredible writer that it's all there on the page and you don't need to have an encyclopaedic knowledge to watch the show.