I just saw the premiere of the new Doctor (Jodi Whitaker) and thought it was a great deviation from the Moffat years. Curious if anyone else has had a chance to see it yet. I watched the first episode on Amazon, which was more of a pain in the butt than I thought it was going to be. Our household is on a family plan, so we only have one account synced on our xbox. Turns out only the account that buys the video content can watch it, so we had to disconnect everything and reconnect and there went twenty minutes. So glad we’re in this age of streaming.
Disappointed with the Ep sorry, very bland.
Yep, this guy nails it! My thoughts exactly!
Yes I watched it last night! I was pleasantly surprised, especially since I’m like two seasons behind. I thought she had a great energy and I really enjoy the new companions and I think they’re interesting and have a lot to offer a more robust crew than I remember from early Moffat. The story I could take or leave but I did find the character introductions compelling and that more than anything else is the magic of a good Doctor Who episode/season
I listened to about a minute or so from where you linked and found myself not agreeing with any of it, which is fine. I think what’s stood out to me in interviews is Chibnall saying that he didn’t want to go the typical route with the show. I think making a more emotional, subdued pilot was a strong choice compared to Moffat’s rather flashy and epic style. I think that this wasn’t trying to be The Eleventh Hour or The Christmas Invasion. I just re-watched The Christmas Invasion the other day and I found myself bored with most of it in the way this guy was complaining about this one. The Doctor is in a bed for 90% of the episode and then just tosses a nectarine at the goofy villain and walks away. The comparison to Christmas Invasion is pretty interesting though, and warrants further exploration.
But again, can agree to disagree on this.
Hey movieguyjon, it’s fine I’m not one of those guys that take offense on people’s opinions, it’s only a TV show, I am a fan it’s just my opinion that it wasn’t good and I happen to agree with the video’s findings. That’s it.
I thought it was okay. I’m kind of on the fence about her wardrobe. But I wasn never one of those feminists that felt the need for the Doctor to be female. I was okay with the individual being male. And I don’t understand why it was so important to some people for the doctor be a woman. But I’m looking forward to this season. and seeing what she brings to the character.