The new season of Doctor Who premiered in a spectacular two-hour show titled The Woman Who Fell to Earth. The event had so much anticipation behind it that BBC America ran it all day long so no one would miss out. It delivered what every fan wants from a Doctor Who episode – fascinating companions, entertaining guest characters, scares, monsters, and the Doctor is as eccentric as he – now she – usually is.
We got to see the first female Doctor in action. Played by Jodie Whittaker (Venus, Broadchurch), this new Doctor is still recovering from a violent regeneration after being killed on the battlefield. She’s fallen from her TARDIS to the Earth, only to land in the middle of an attack by a rogue alien without the help of her sonic screwdriver or time-traveling machine. Whittaker steps into the role beautifully. She brings the same charm and quirkiness that fans expect from the Doctor while still giving a unique flavor to the role. For the majority of the episode she is running about in the previous Doctor’s ravaged suit but at the end, we get to see her new signature look. A colorful, carefree getup that brings back memories of past incarnations.
We are introduced to three new companions: Ryan, Yasmin, and Graham. It is nice to see more diversity in the cast, with Graham being the only white character of the three. Each of them brings there own uniqueness to the situation. But most importantly each seems to have the drive to prove themselves worthy to those around them and to the challenges they face.
The premiere of Doctor Who set itself up well for the season to follow. There was a good balance of humor, action, and horror and it brings hope for an exciting season 11 to follow. New episodes are aired every Sunday on BBC and BBC America.
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Ashley is the author of the Thread of Souls book series, an avid traveler, and a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast!