One of the many changes brought to Doctor Who this year is more companions than a dimensionally transcendental phone box knows what to do with. Much of the season so far has left one new traveller—Mandip Gill’s Yasmin Khan—taking a backseat. But “Demons of the Punjab” finally let her shine.
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Jodie Whittaker's new Doctor Who ensemble isn't just functional, it's fashionable — but in a way that's quirky, slightly androgynous, and alternative. That's no surprise, considering its origins.
Back in 2015, a single image convinced me I would never watch Doctor Who. An older man running away from a giant explosion, pulling along a much-younger woman gazing at him in pure adulation. It exemplified everything that frustrated me about gender representation in film and TV. I’ve since learned the ways of the Whovian—and while I still have concerns, which I’m hoping the new season addresses, I’ve come to see the strength in the modern Doctor Who companion.
Much of Steven Moffat’s era of Doctor Who was dedicated to solving the mystery of the Doctor — why the name, where’s Gallifrey — and putting answers to that central conceit of who the Doctor is, and what they stand for. Jodie Whittaker’s first trip to an alien world gave us some of that mystery back, for the show and the Doctor.
I have a confession to make.
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Jodie Whittaker about being the new Doctor. It was wonderful. She was wonderful.
And I wish I could share every word with you - it was for you, after all. But I can't. Because ya girl managed to screw up the recording. And the backup recording.
And I only discovered this a couple of hours ago.
New Doctor. New friends. New TARDIS. New worlds. And apparently, new monsters and new monsters only. This morning we got another great look at the next season of Doctor Who, which is full of all the sorts of things good Doctor Who should be full of: spaceships, explosions, a Time Lord earnestly willing to do the right thing wherever they can, and -- of course -- corridors to run down.
Video: The casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor was of the utmost secrecy for the BBC, but a few former Time Lords got to learn the identity of the new Doctor a little earlier than the rest of us. Some guessed it accidentally, but others such as Tenth Doctor David Tennant got a very sneaky surprise.