At long last, the Doctor has returned! After a long 10 months, viewers were treated to the latest incarnation of the Doctor gracing their screens.
Played by Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor is unique for a number of reasons.
The first is obvious. For the first time ever, the Doctor is a woman. Breaking tradition following over 50 years of exclusively male actors, Whittaker brings new life into the role.
Another unique point is the lack of TARDIS in Whittaker’s first episode.
It’s nowhere to be seen. It seems that new showrunner Chris Chibnall is choosing to introduce new concepts, aliens and direction for Doctor Who in slow, small doses; but unsurprisingly, it works!
The first episode focuses on the new relationships being formed between the Doctor and her three new companions, one who has Dyspraxia, another who is a police officer and the other who is Bradley Walsh.
Chibnall appears to have worked his magic on the series if the first episode is anything to go by. It hits all the right notes, being the perfect mix of new and familiar.
Being someone, who every time a new Doctor is announced wants to hate the latest incarnation, I tried really hard not to like the first female Doctor. However, after such a triumphant first episode, I will hold my hands up and say, that Whittaker’s Doctor could be heralded as one of the best.
Have a look at how Jodie found out she’d be the new Who!