April 25, 2018

'Doctor Who': The Internet Reacts to the Thirteenth Doctor's Debut

30 December 2017, 12:55 | Erma Lawrence

David Bradley as The First Doctor and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in"The Doctor Who Christmas Special

David Bradley as The First Doctor and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in

This year, though, the "special" took on greater significance, as it had the monumental task of saying goodbye to Peter Capaldi, while also welcoming incoming Doctor Jodie Whittaker, and, of course, affording long-time showrunner Steven Moffat his final turn as head writer.

After four years and three series of thrilling adventures in time and space - and engaging those famous attack eyebrows in the face of the universe's most fearsome monsters - Peter Capaldi's Doctor regenerated into Jodie Whittaker on Christmas Day 2017.

But how will Whittaker be introduced to the world as the Thirteenth Doctor?

The actress embarked on her Doctor Who journey with a bang as she fell from the Tardis moments after transforming into the Time Lord.

The good news is that it's very easy to watch Doctor Who in the UK.

And a - ahem - amusing few thought this was the ideal opportunity to spout some oh-so original "women driver" jokes about the new Doctor's slight mishap.

"Twice Upon a Time" delivers a fairly potent story about memory and nostalgia, one that understands the emotional attachment there is to the Doctor in all of its incarnations and how hard it can be to let go of any one of them. But, after meeting his former self, the First Doctor (here played by Game of Thrones' David Bradley), the Time Lord gives in and regenerates alone in his time-traveling ship, the TARDIS.

Whether or not Whittaker does is yet to be seen.

She's only got one line in the Christmas episode, which was titled Twice Upon a Time, but the appearance certainly made an impact.

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