Review The Jodie Whittaker Doctor

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  1. chainsaw_metal1

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    "I'm not exactly breaking the laws of time, but I am bending them a little." -- The Second Doctor
     
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    I'm probably done with Doctor Who. All through Capaldi I haven't really been watching, just sitting in the room with my wife while she watches but I probably won't even do that anymore.
     
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    Capaldi's reign has been a disaster! I sat and watched it each and every week just for the fact I'm a fan and I felt cheated at the end of every episode! Not sure if Capaldi would have been better to have come after Tennant like Moffat originally wanted but his playing guitar in medieval times and pulling Davros out of his chair so that he could ride around it weren't funny at all but ludicrous!
    I'm guessing also that Moffat is not going to try to tie Capaldi into Day of The Doctor now like he said he was going to a while back as well!
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    Moffat took a leaf out of Frontier in Space part six and used the scorched earth policy dialogue but for real! 'If I leave Doctor Who for good then no one will ever want to watch it again, ever!' He's certainly left his mark on the series by splitting fandom with this gender swapping rubbish and all the BBC care about is the money aspect of it! Wish the BBC would be forced to go commercial!

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    I think what will kill off this current iteration of the show is what has been growing for some time anyway. And that is viewer apathy.

    Whatever enthusiasm was there on the part of the viewership during - particularly - the Tennant era, I would contend is gone.

    I don't think viewers were quite as enthusiastic for Matt Smith, in comparison, and even less so for Capaldi. even though I think he was a brilliant Doctor, struggling to establish himself despite his showrunner.

    Now the enthusiasm for Jodie Whittaker is the most compromised of all, with only just over half the audience actually seemingly being interested in seeing a female Doctor.

    That is devastating.

    I would also argue that those who voted with enthusiasm for the idea of a female Doctor may not necessarily all be sticking around to watch her adventures. A certain portion of them may just approve of the idea. This doesn't mean they are really fans or want to watch the show particularly.

    I think the BBC knew they were taking a gamble in changing genders, but were desperate enough to do something to get the show noticed again in the face of falling ratings etc. Chibnall went to them with the idea of a female Doctor and was surprised at their enthusiastic agreement, expecting them to struggle with the idea.

    Now that the idea has been met with a certain division, they will be on edge, waiting to see what the proof of the pudding is.

    If the ratings drop, you can bet some kind of dramatic decision will be made at the top of the chain, while putting on a brave public face.

    My prediction is that Jodie's second year will happen, but that it will be a series of specials.

    Then either a finale of some kind.

    Or nothing.

    A BBC statement I am predicting will go something along the lines of......

    This is really how I see it playing out.

    All they care about is ratings and merchandise. And if the show is returning neither, then sacrifices will be made.

    Diplomatically made, of course. But still made.

    Even if what is on screen is actually brilliant, artistically.

    I am willing to be proved wrong of course. Time will tell.

    So we will just have to wait and see now.
     
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    I agree totally! Even if her shows flop, the BBC will never admit to it, but what they will do is rest the show and plan to kill her off and get a male actor back in the role! I mean they got rid of Colin as soon as they could in 86! What a shame for them that Tom Baker is too old now!
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    The BBC itself has gone so far as to take a swipe at any doubters in this show....



     
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    Even if I were in the non-Jodie camp, I would still find that hilarious.
     
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    Didn't the Romans take this type of stance with Christianity?
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    I understood a bit more of what Capaldi was saying this time but I still can't say I approve of the ending one little bit! Should've been Kris Marshall, who has that Peter Davison vibe in the same way that Capaldi has Pertwee's and can speak in similar tones to Tom Baker!
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    I still think it should have been Richard Ayoade. But I'll take Jodie.
     
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    The monthly mag turned up on Thursday and usually I delve into it as soon as it arrives, but lately I just can't be bothered and the magazine is still sitting on the stairs wrapped up in it's cellophane...
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    What a horrible bunch of people!!! I can't believe how rude and nasty they were. It's nice to say you've seen an actor in the flesh but the way they behaved was absolutely ughhh!
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    #176 Doctor Omega, Jan 13, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    Dammit! Why didn't they give them a full year or eighteen months to design it. Then they could have screwed it up even more than they have! :emoji_head_bandage:
     
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    Sorry - I still like it.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I don't think even given a year they could make it worse! Another goal for those of us that don't approve of a female Doctor is that s*** costume! Barbie Doll in Space!!!! :emoji_confounded:
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