Doctor Who: Fans hail Jodie Whitaker in female Doctor's first appearance

Doctor Who: Fans hail Jodie Whitaker in female Doctor's first appearance

According to Deadline, this week's Doctor Who premiere received 8.2 million viewers in the United Kingdom, and a 40.1 percent share for BBC One.

At the centre of the episode was one of the Doctor's new companions, Ryan Sinclair, who talked about having dyspraxia. "Whereas there's a slight mythology in the sense if you're a girl, you're a hero for a girl, which is not the case", she said.

Chibnall promised that his Doctor Who would get back to basics with stories that weren't aimed exclusively at hardcore fans, and that's evident from the outset of this crisp, fast-moving opener. She is the Doctor.

Jodie Whittaker has gone on record already saying that she finds the negative response "ridiculous", as its high time for a woman Doctor.

A new Barbie goes on sale today based on Jodie Whittaker's incarnation of the character, complete with her colourful clothing, including rainbow braces and a hooded trenchcoat.

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My only complaint is that we were cruelly taunted with the demise of that laziest of plot devices - the sonic screwdriver - only to have it dramatically reinvented later in the episode. Even at the expense of her own life. The fact that these three appeared in all the promo material alongside Whittaker made it pretty obvious from the opening scene that something was going to happen to Grace. I mean, genuinely. I love her. Plus, their roles could have easily been reversed if a death was absolutely necessary for the episode to work.

The Verdict: If this first adventure is any indicator of the season to come, series 11 of Doctor Who is off to a brilliant start.

Tell us, what did you guys and gals think of the Doctor Who premiere?

Considering Mattel's Barbie line has released dolls of Captain Kirk and Spock from Star Trek, Fox Mulder from The X-Files, Owen from Jurassic World, and the Man of Steel and Dark Knight from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we have to wonder what took the toymaker so long to get around to Doctor Who.

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