I’m a huge fan of Doctor Who, ever since it came back on our screens I’ve been hooked and loved every minute (except Love and Monsters). For around 54 years the role of the Doctor has always gone to a male actor, each and everyone one of these were brilliant in their own right and I wouldn’t change any of them for anything. However the other week this happened……
The 13th Doctor (technically the 14th but lets not go there) is to be played by Jodie Whittaker. This of course has caused the Doctor Who fandom to explode a bit. Some like myself are excited for the change and think it’ll give the series a much needed kick up the bum. Others are worried that people might not accept this change and will switch off. The rest just think that an alien who can change appearance cannot be a woman, because that’s how it works apparently.
Doctor Who is a show about change, over the course of the 54 years it has not just been the Doctor who has changed. There has been a string of wonderful companions, the Tardis interior has changed dramatically since the show started and even the Sonic Screwdriver has had several different variations. You’re taught to accept change and just run with it. So I don’t understand why people cannot accept the direction the show is taking. Jodie Whittaker is a brilliant actress and no doubt had to fight for the role, it’s no doubt highly sought after and requires you to be passionate about it. She no doubt knows what she has taken on and will give it her all.
In the end all we can do is wait for series 11 in 2018 to see how she gets on, however we will get a glimpse of her during this years Christmas special when 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi regenerates.