Comic-Con fans go wild over Doctor Who

21 July, 2018, 15:58 | Author: Norman Carr
  • SAN DIEGO CA- JULY 19 Jodie Whittaker walks onstage during the Doctor Who BBC America's Official panel during Comic Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center

And yet so much of the conversation is still about the transition of one Doctor to another, and from one male actor to a female one.

In fact, nearly a year to the day of that announcement, the creative talent behind this fall's Doctor Who Season 11 gathered in San Diego Comic-Con's cavernous Hall H to discuss the series, as well as reveal the first teaser trailer for the new season.

So we were excited, but there was still an expectation, a hope, for something more. "There's really no rules, and I've got two hearts, so I can do whatever I want!" "All I remember of it all is [them saying] this is the most wonderful thing that can happen to you and there's only a few of us who know how it feels". Promising "new faces, new worlds, new times" and more, the 40-second teaser was just the beginning of the revelations.

Ms. Whittaker is the first woman to play the role, which has also been occupied recently by Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith.

The line had a fashion show last night, showing off all of their latest threads, and wouldn't you know it - someone came out wearing the coat of the new 13th Doctor.

One thing that is heavily emphasized both in the press room and main panel is the commitment to 'newness'.

During the Doctor Who panel, Whittaker showed off her new Sonic Screwdriver, and the crowd obviously went nuts. You can watch it here if you haven't seen it yet.

"It's 2018. It's the direction that (the show) was always going to go in", Whittaker told Reuters Television.

Doctor Who season 11 poster

Whittaker said it was "incredibly emotional" when her casting was announced a year ago.

There's a new lead writer - Chris Chibnall, who wrote the British crime drama Broadchurch - as well as a new Doctor, new companions and whole new adventures.

Over the years, the people who travel with the Doctor have been known as assistants and, more formally, companions. "And that's interesting and that's why this role will be layered and fascinating to play". "This is the Doctor Who for the modern age".

Meanwhile, Whittaker is happy to note again that the gender of who plays the Doctor is irrelevant.

Speaking in Radio Times, Chibnall emphasised how important it was that, "there's no barrier to entry". It's a big mainstream-accessible series of 10 varied, exciting standalone stories. We now know how many episodes of the new season we're getting and whether one will have a distinctly festive feel to it. I have to say, the amount of cosplayers we saw dressed as Thirteen before she's even been on TV only reinforced her impact.

"You just are [a woman] and it's a [point of view]", she said. This is how our world looks-and, now, it's how The Doctor Who looks. "That's what happened really - she just nailed it". In a way, it was a no-brainer. When the Thirteenth Doctor promises "This is going to be fun", we absolutely believe her.

We've only seen glimpses of her character so far.

Doctor Who will air on BBC America in the US this fall.


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