Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker: What do the fans think?
Doctor Who is back for a new series with a brand new front-woman.
Sunday, October 7 was the first episode of the popular science fiction series to feature Jodie Whittaker in the titular role – the first female to portray the role in its sixty year history. The episode was also the first of new showrunner Chris Chibnall’s reign and a complete revamp of the series.
Despite the massive changes to the series, it seems like the new timelord was a hit across the nation, with Twitter heaping praise on Whittaker’s portrayal.
— K (@Jonasantheapple) October 8, 2018
— claire (@clairefp_) October 7, 2018
I've already seen enough of the Thirteenth Doctor to tell you that Jodie Whittaker was born to play The Doctor #DoctorWho
— Johann 🔥 (@Pyronex02) October 7, 2018
— Jeff Howells (@JeffHowells72) October 7, 2018
There was also praise for what was deemed a “marvellous” episode all round and a fantastic ensemble around Whittaker.
Doctor Who had Sheffield, dyspraxia, Jodie Whittaker, technology (like human technology), kebabs being thrown, teeth monster, Bradley Walsh and some stunning views – what's not to love? #DoctorWho
— James Day (@JamesD2Day) October 7, 2018
One thought about today’s marvellous opener for #DoctorWho: it already feels like an ensemble. The other characters breathe and matter.
It’s part writing and part performance: Jodie Whittaker isn’t just a star in the centre, happy to let everyone orbit her. Good #ItsAboutTime
— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) October 7, 2018
It’s confirmed then – the new Doctor Who is a hit!