Barbie launches doll based on Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

Barbie launches doll based on Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

Barbie launches doll based on Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

Together, the four of them, along with Ryan's nan Grace (Sharon D. Clarke) must foil an interstellar manhunt.

The trailer for Doctor Who Series 11: The Ghost Monument.

Jodie joined Doctor Who writer Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens at the annual event in Madison Square Garden.

At another point she says: "We're all capable of the most incredible change".

"Jodie is already my favourite Doctor", said another.

Previous actors who have portrayed The Doctor have often been super fans themselves - there's such a wealth of lore and history and heritage attached to the role, so I wanted to discover if Jodie Whittaker came onboard with that kind of relationship too. It is way too early to gauge where Whittaker fits in the pantheon of Doctors, but her hyperactive, clever and amusing performance brought to mind a greatest hits package of Christopher Ecclestone (the Ninth Doctor) and David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), with less of the darkness that has been favoured of late. If Chibnall must put a little Broadchurch into his version of Doctor Who - complete with interpersonal family drama, tear-jerking funerals, and people looking forlornly across vast grassy plains - then so much the better. Her death isn't the catalyst which causes the others to go travelling with the Doctor (as we saw in the final minutes, that's down to a transporter accident), and in terms of interesting companions, Grace feels much more well-rounded than Graham who barely makes an impression on the episode. "Because she's THE DOCTOR". Here, at the very beginnings of her tenure in the role, it's thrilling to see her wide-eyed, expressive interpretation of the Time Lord take shape - it'll be fascinating to see how she makes her mark in the part over the next few years, and hopefully beyond.

The episode was a pretty solid opening for a Doctor. Even at the expense of her own life.

This season features 10 stand-alone episodes; you have a huge series character arc for numerous characters, but if you come in at episode five, you'll get a stand-alone story which feels like a film.

Remember when you first watched Day of the Doctor, a special the BBC threw a ton of money behind since it was a big event?

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