If you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you might not have seen all the recent Doctor Who posts on social media.
This is what the fuss has been all about…
So What Do Fans Think?
Reactions from fans have been very mixed. I’ve seeing every kind of response from “Best idea ever” to “Worst mistake ever”. Personally I’m excited to see what comes from this.
It’s obvious to me that that BBC has been building up to having a female Doctor for some time. Even the shows creators had suggested the possibility to the BBC controllers back in the 80s.
Even more interestingly, the last couple of seasons have teased the possibility of the Doctor becoming female, one day.
- In “The Doctor’s Wife” Neil Gaiman wrote a line that more than suggested that the Time Lords can change sex
- Then there was the Time Lord who regenerated from male to female on screen
- The Master became Missy, and we’ve still yet to see how that resolves itself
- And finally the seemingly throw-away line about the future being “all female”
To say I saw this coming so soon would be a lie, but it’s definitely something I’ve been hoping for.
Unlike with David Tennant, I’ve not seen Jodie Whittaker in anything, so I’m not going to be going into this with any preconceived ideas of what to expect. So I’m ready to see what the Christmas Special brings, and how Chris Chibnall handles transitioning into the role of show runner, and the switch over from Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker.
The one thing that is certain is that the dynamic between the Doctor and Bill is going to change, and things could potentially get very interesting.
Whatever happens it can’t be as rough a transition we had from Peter Davison to Colin Baker…