It’s a beautiful day in the world, BBC and the showrunners at Doctor Who have chosen a successor to Peter Capaldi, and it’s Jodie Whittaker! Some supposed fans are up in arms, because they’re closed-minded nobs. Clever writers even put up signs in the penultimate episode of this season, “World Enough and Time”, when the Doctor is talking to Bill about Missy.
DOCTOR: She was my first friend, always so brilliant, from the first day at the Academy. So fast, so funny. She was my man crush.
BILL: I’m sorry?
DOCTOR: Yeah, I think she was a man back then. I’m fairly sure that I was, too. It was a long time ago, though.
BILL: So, the Time Lords, bit flexible on the whole man-woman thing, then, yeah?
DOCTOR: We’re the most civilized civilization in the universe. We’re billions of years beyond your petty human obsession with gender and its associated stereotypes.
BILL: But you still call yourselves Time Lords?
DOCTOR: Yeah. Shut up.
New doctor, it’s a woman, now sit back and enjoy it. Took me a season to get used to Capaldi, I doubt it will take as long to adjust to this new Doctor because I have no comparison in my lifetime of watching Doctor Who for a female doctor. I’ll have to compare her to Matt Smith, since he was my favorite Doctor. Now it all depends on the writing and her ability to make me feel like she understands the gravity of the situation. Two thousand years old, last of her kind, lost everyone she’s ever loved. Heavy stuff. She has pledged to watch over earth and its inhabitants, (but mostly just the Brits and recently a lot of Americans). I’d like to see more of Strax, my favorite potato. I really want to see his automated laser monkeys.
Doctor Who will return for the Christmas Episode later this year.