Written by Sheena Fisher
Well the fated time all Whovians have been waiting for has happened.
The new Doctor has been named.
I’ve seen reactions of love and hate.
My reaction? Well, being that I’m a second generation Whovian who cut her teeth on reruns of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) reruns thanks to my mom, I like my doctor to be a surprise until I see them in action. But, with social media being a big thing there’s no way I could avoid seeing the casting.
All that being said our Thirteenth Doctor will be in form of Jodie Whittaker.
She’s a brilliant actress that portrayed strong mother, Beth Latimer, in Season 1 of Broadchurch. Am I upset that The Doctor is a woman? Absolutely not. Remember, the Doctor is a Gallifreyan. We don’t fully understand the physiology of their species, let alone ALL the abilities time lords possess. And, let’s not forget that the last regeneration of The Master was female. Missy (Michelle Gomez) was phenomenal in my personal opinion.
As for Jodie Whittaker, I am excited to see her portrayal of The Doctor. We’ve seen that she can be serious, dramatic, sweet, caring, and funny when she needs to. This chemistry adds up to a great casting in my opinion. I can’t wait to see if she decides to take on personality traits of past doctor’s. If you recall Capaldi had said he wanted Twelve to be reminiscent of The First Doctor. Likewise, Matt Smith used the Second Doctor to guide his portrayal of Eleven.
I’m not 100% happy though. She’s not ginger!