Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Jodie Whittaker on 'Doctor Who' fame: 'No horror stories yet'

Jodie Whittaker on 'Doctor Who' fame: 'No horror stories yet'

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. There will also be an encore showing of the episode, airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

We caught up with Whittaker to chat about what Whovians can expect from the new season, what it was like shooting part of the series in South Africa, and the challenges of doing her own stunts.

The show was simulcast on USA cable network BBC America, as well as a primetime repeat, so expect domestic ratings later today.

What did you think of the new Doctor Who premiere? In addition, the premiere episode will be live streaming via New York Comic Con at a panel, for those on the NYCC circuit. The next era started with the The Woman Who Fell to Earth episode, which was written by Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs.

Jodie Whittaker's debut as the first female Doctor Who drew the BBC show's biggest season launch viewing figures in a decade.

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Fans and critics have largely praised the first appearance by the new Doctor Who, actress Jodie Whittaker, the only female titular character in the show's 55-year history.

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. 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.

The most recent season of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi's last as the titular time-traveller, debuted to 4.6 million overnight viewers in the United Kingdom back in April 2017.

The highly anticipated and ridiculously controversial 11th season of Doctor Who has landed, and it's great.

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