Doctor Who landed on British TV last night to much anticipation. What I would like to say first this there are no real spoilers in this for those in other parts of the world where it lands next week.
Firstly as anyone who hasn’t been living on Mars for over year will know it’s a new Doctor and the first ever female doctor. This alone has caused a lot of questions around what this could be like? Will it be the same? What’s worth bearing in mind with Doctor Who is that these questions are always asked when a new doctor comes along, some like, some hate and for others the new Doctor grows on them.
Doctor Who has an always will be a sci fi epic about change and this will never well, change. All I’ll say at this point is that the first episode does not disappoint, the new Doctor does not at all disappoint, Jodie Whittaker brings her own personal twist to the crazy space / time traveller and I can’t wait to see more.
Without giving away details this first new episode delivers some great Who Scifi, it’s the best of classic who with scary monsters, unusual happenings, dastardly plans and all of which don’t seem to have much relevance to each other until each plot twist is revealed. It’s not a mind bender episode it’s a gentle into to the new Doctor with a few new twists to keep things fresh. It’s not tried to just do the same old thing with just a woman as the new face it’s so much more and yet neither is it ramming the point home over and over, it’s been well thought out and executed.
I think personally this is new dawn for Dr Who and perhaps even Sci Fi in general, maybe even able to inspire a fresh audience while at the same time keeping the old audience on board.
It’s worth a watch and you’re in for a treat!
If you saw it last night let me know… what did you think?
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