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– by Campbell Clark

 

Doctor Who is going through some major changes when it returns to screens later this year for Season 11. First of all, we have a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall after Stephen Moffat left the show. We also have a brand new 13th iteration of The Doctor and this will be the first time the role has been played by a woman in actress Jody Whittaker (Broadchurch).

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The Doctor will be heading to SDCC this week where we expect to see the first full trailer for the new show, but to whet appetites the BBC has released a short teaser trailer to ramp up the hype.

This, as you can see, is a teaser in every sense of the word, there is not much we can gauge here about the new version of the show. The companions are each featured briefly, being Bradley Walsh (Graham), Tosin Cole (Ryan) and Mandip Gill (Yasmin). There is also a brief shot of Jody Whittaker as The Doctor giving a small smile. I have already heard fans predict the show will have a lighter tone to what came previously based on this smile and the inclusion of comedian Bradley Walsh alone.

Personally, I’ll wait for the trailer to hit the web sometime over the next week, don’t worry we will post it here on LRM as soon as it appears. I have a fleeting relationship with Doctor Who, I watched the old shows as a kid in the Tom Baker days and beyond. I was not a fan of the Christopher Eccleston reboot until David Tennant became The Doctor, then I really liked Matt Smith as well. The era of Peter Capaldi had me switch off from the show once again, not because of Capaldi himself as I actually liked his version of The Doctor, I just felt the writing was very weak during his run.

I will certainly give this Season a chance to shine, but probably like most people I am just too damn curious to see a female version of The Doctor for the first time. I loved the change of The Master into a woman in Capaldi’s run, it was one of the few things I did enjoy, but I am not sure it will work with The Doctor, time will tell.

Doctor Who Season 11 will be a 10 episode season and is expected to first air in the Fall. Are you looking forward to seeing the full trailer for the inaugural season for the 13th Doctor? Share your thoughts in the usual place down below.

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SOURCE: BBC