But Whittaker assured people past year when her debut was announced that no one should be frightened now that Dr.
We caught up with Whittaker to chat about what Whovians can expect from the new season, what it was like shooting part of the series in South Africa, and the challenges of doing her own stunts.
We are thrilled to put together a remarkable moment around the world - for fans and new viewers alike - to celebrate this new era of Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker. Sure, the monster-of-the-week was slightly bland (it was basically a Predator, right?), but I guess that just helps keep the focus on the still-regenerating Doctor.
Whittaker's first outing as the Doctor also almost doubled the ratings for the BBC One series when compared with the first episode of the previous run in 2017, which had an average overnight audience of 4.6 million.
"Half an hour ago I was a white-haired Scotsman". I appreciate that the show went beyond the typical beat of immediately moving beyond a character's death, and I suspect the grief of her death will be a continuing character development as the season continues. Now, I know that nothing's ever universally loved, so I've genuinely tried to find some less positive reactions, but I can't find anything too venomous at all.
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Jodie Whittaker has gone on record already saying that she finds the negative response "ridiculous", as its high time for a woman Doctor. It's taking itself seriously but still so much fun.
"Thirteen is my fave". I assume much of this was terrifying for children, and thank goodness for that! "Jodie is the Doctor".
Whittaker's appearance seemed perfectly timed in the wake of the confirmation of new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
"We have a voice and we are entitled to be listened to", Whittaker said at Comic Con on a weekend panel, referring to the emergence of a female Dr. Who. The series opener garnered a 40.1% audience share for the BBC in the U.K. After the episode came to a close, an extended preview of upcoming installments revealed glimpses of new guest stars who will appear throughout the ten-episode run.
"Yeah, it's exciting I think, people who love the show love it because it's a celebration of inclusivity, a celebration of change, of regeneration, of embracing this wonderful alien and I think most people realise that me being a woman doesn't make me unqualified - I think maybe being human makes me unqualified".