For those who missed this weekend’s final Jodie Whittaker episode of Doctor Who, you only need to know two things: One, it was a total mess, and Two, the episode ended with Whittaker regenerating into…David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor. Again.
In the early 60s, England gave the world a seemingly eternal sci-fi series by introducing one simple idea: the main character was a traveling alien who changed their shape every now and then. The premise has allowed Doctor Who to run on the same continuity for over fifty years, give or take a few hiatuses. The Doctor is the original multiverse surfer, pulling that gimmick DECADES before it was trendy.
As we speak, millions of people are cracking up from Cabin Fever in their own quarantined homes. Vincent J. Roth (remember, the “Surge of Power” guy?) feels he can do something about it. He’s been working on a new short about one of his favorite subjects, Doctor Who…and he was planning some kind of public social premiere, but there are more urgent matters now.
“Crisis. BIG crisis. SERIOUS CRISIS,” says the voiceover, while big brass instruments sting each utterance of the word. It must be a CW promo, right? Wrong — it’s The Doctor. And we’re sure she’s fine, actually. Her next word is “Kisses!”
We’ve got a solid release date for the Doctor’s VR adventure. Originally dated for release last September, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will now launch November 12.
Developer Maze Theory revealed their upcoming Doctor Who-themed VR game, The Edge Of Time, last month at E3. Now they’ve brought us a more in-depth look at the game….specifically, the creatures you’ll be running into while playing it. The embedded video is part one of five…if they don’t auto-play, use the navigation tool to see them all.
The previous season of Doctor Who was a transitional one in many ways. First, it was the final season with Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, as well as the end of the long run of Stephen Moffat, the shows Showrunner since the days of Matt Smith. And then, it was revealed that the next Doctor was going to be the first ever female Doctor, played by British actress Jodie Whitaker. She appeared briefly in the final episode of last season, “Twice Upon A Christmas”, and fans have been eager for more since.
Doctor Who’s original unbroken run lasted for over 500 episodes, spanning 1963 to 1989. Seven actors played the role during this time, including some of the most famous (Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee). If you were to take six hours out of your day to watch all of them, and you began on May 29, you wouldn’t be finished until July 23. We know this because that’s how long it’s going to take Twitch to broadcast every single surviving episode.
Doctor Who will be airing its Christmas special in just a few days. It’s going to be a very special one, as it’ll mark the end of Peter Capaldi’s run as the character. For those who don’t know, Capaldi has always wanted to be Doctor Who, and even came out of “retirement” in order to be him. Three seasons later, and now it’s time to depart. Which, naturally, has made a lot of fans sad. But for Capaldi, the timing was just right for him.
This time last week, the entire world was buzzing about the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who. Some were praising the decision BBC made, while others were throwing lines like “political agenda” and other insults at the casting. Many former Doctors and companions have weighed in on this, and at San Diego Comic Con, Peter Capaldi (the current Doctor) and Stephen Moffat (the showrunner) weighed in as well.
The Twelfth Doctor’s time is coming to an end. But before then, he must return to the beginning to find meaning in his life. Fans around the world clapped with joy when Peter Capaldi’s Doctor got to meet the 1st Doctor played by David Bradley (who takes over the role from the late William Hartnell) just before his regeneration on “The Tenth Planet”. And now, at San Diego Comic Con, the trailer for “Twice Upon A Time” has come.
Yes, you saw and read that right, the 13th Doctor, the one who will replace Peter Capaldi after the Christmas Special this year is indeed a woman, a woman named Jodie Whittaker. If you don’t know her, she’s a famous British actress who has been in shows and films aplenty. Including fan-favorites like The Black Mirror, Broadchurch, and Attack The Block.