The Secrets behind Jodie Whittaker’s costume

Of the videos the BBC released this week, I was most intrigued by the one titled Jodie’s Costume Creation. At first it covers familiar ground, then actually shows the photo that inspired the basic costume design. It also talks about the ear cuff and a link to the the suffragettes. It’s worth a look if you’ve…

Doctor Dooley, I presume?

So, is Stacey Dooley going to be the Fourteenth Doctor? Well, probably not, but she is playing the Doctor on this week’s Strictly Come Dancing! Announced on It Takes Two!  yesterday (24 October 2018), Stacey will take on the part of Jodie Whittaker in a tango to the Doctor Who theme, with partner Kevin as a Cyberman. The routine…

The Ghost Monument review

So, series 11 is well under way now, and with the finding of the TARDIS, it’s all go for another set of adventures in space and time. There’s plenty to talk about and overall I didn’t like The Ghost Monument as much as the The Woman Who Fell to Earth, but still plenty to enjoy and talk about…

Thoughts on the psychology of Doctor Who fans

Following the most excellent debut of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, it seems (and there are exceptions) fandom is rather more uniformly positive than might have been expected from the original furore last summer when the current Doctor was first revealed. (And it feels great writing current Doctor in this context!) I’ve an interest in psychology, and…

The Woman Who Fell to Earth review

So, all the wait is over and we’ve had the first episode of a new era for Doctor Who. The Doctor is female, younger and despite all the external changes, still very much the Doctor! I’ve watched it twice, and even slept on it, so hopefully my thoughts are more measured than they might have been….

How might the Thirteenth Doctor echo the Second?

It’s less than a week before Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor appears on our screens, so expect lots of attention grabbing posts like this one on all your favourite blogs! My premiss is simple: if we are on a new cycle of incarnations for the Doctor, and if Peter Capaldi was an echo for William Hartnell, could…

Looking for a Doctor…

So, a proper clip from Series 11, and it gives some proper flavour to Jodie Whittaker’s take on the Thirteenth Doctor. It may be the same segment as was leaked earlier this summer (I can’t possibly comment), but it does at least set the scene for the start of The Woman Who Fell to Earth. Will we…

Critics’ (spoiler free) assessment of Jodie Whittaker’s debut

Thanks to the BBC, we have reports of a (and it could be selective) broadly positive response to the preview of The Woman Who Fell to Earth. The BBC piece is: Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who: What do the critics think? I remain broadly positive and comments on could be even better are fine for me, remember the…

More Steampunk for Doctor Who?

Is is just me or does Jodie Whittaker look more than a little steampunk in the recent set of images from the BBC? Not just the big safety goggles, but also still wearing (I think) the Capaldi outfit as she makes a new sonic. Something to look out for! +++ Message Ends +++

Jodie Whittaker interviewed in the Times (and Chris Chibnall)

Today’s (Saturday September 8, 2018) Times has an interview with Jodie Whittaker, which includes a Chris Chibnall interview as well. It’s by Andrew Billen (the photo, left, is by Dan Kennedy). The article is behind a paywall – you may be able to get hold of a copy of the paper (it’s in the magazine). The link…

Series 11 start date finally announced

After some nonsense with iTunes date leaks and legal threats, the BBC has announced the new series of Doctor Who will start on Sunday October 7th, 2018. The news is here: It’s about time…

A proper trailer for Series 11

So, we now have a decent length trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s first series of Doctor Who, and there’s no familiar aliens, a continuing sense of the mythic and emphasis on it’s all new. It grabs attention even if it seems to say little and a seeming absence of fannish easter eggs to pass the time. It looks to…