doctor who:woman that fell to earth

Today I talk about doctor who today which as I am a huge whovian that loves many things doctor who. I am talking about the boldly new doctor who season premiere that we been setup for us snice she regenerated into the doctor.  If you feel just that little bit exhausted with the endless chatter around the Thirteenth Doctor’s gender, then imagine what it’s like to be Jodie Whittaker about her gender doesnt matter at all. Its time for my doctor who review.

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Doctor Who is back. We have a new show-runner. We have a new Doctor. We have a new sonic screwdriver. I would say the show has returned again as it’s a reinvention of the doctor who show. the TARDIS has simply kicked the Doctor off the TARDIS as we begin right where the doctor regenerated into the new doctor as she crashes upon earth suffering post regeneration. The Doctor has only half a mind because she is suffering from regeneration sickness, but someone or something alien that reminds you a predictor as it hunts down humans for sport taking its teeth as trophies. It’s the doctor to help save us as always as must do it as still trying become the new doctor as regeneration sickness slowing down her mind. The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ has a fresh look and feel, as the series about change transforms itself yet again to a new form that will be something new for this era of TV.

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 1 - The Woman Who Fell To Earth - Ryan (TOSIN COLE), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Yaz (MANDIP GILL) - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Ben Blackall

Chris Chibnall cleverly starts off the episode by introducing the new companions. We are well into the episode before the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) is even seen. We first meet Ryan (Tosin Cole), Graham (Bradley Walsh) and Grace (Sharon D Clark) via failed to ride a bike as the doctor lands into the scene we begin to see the action unfold upon the screen.  It is difficult to pull the audience into caring about so many characters within the constraints of an hour programme, but Chibnall succeeds as we really adore each of them as they give such wonderful acting.  The empathy between the characters and the audience is created almost immediately; particularly amongst the O’Brien/Sinclair family as Ryan’s attempts to overcome the limitations of his dyspraxia is very good and moving. Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) has perhaps the best introduction of the episode with her rant at the two squabbling women fighting over a parking spot which is so good to see something this grounded for a start for a companion. I would say that Graham and Grace, played expertly by Bradley Walsh and Sharon D. Clarke give out such wonderful acting performances upon the screen.

Doctor Who Grace GrahamAs for Grace, she is the companion that never was. Is it wrong that I too, was enjoying seeing an older woman taking on the role of hero? Stepping right into the path of danger, Sharon D. Clarke stole the scenes every time she was on screen as she simply steals the show.

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 1 - The Woman Who Fell To Earth - The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) - (C) BBC/BBC Studios - Photographer: Sophie Mutevilian

The Doctor, last seen falling out of her TARDIS from high above Earth, lands with a crash into a train carriage with her soon to be friends all on-board. Immediately she jumps in between the data gathering creature to defend the humans on the train as she must still find her way as she finds her place as the doctor. Jodie Whittaker is quite believable in her role as the doctor as there are strong similarities between Whittaker’s performance and the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors of the doctor. She has Ten’s mood switches, and the spinning and jumping from place to place of eleven but with her own unique twist to the role as she gives out such a wonderful performance upon the role.

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 1 - The Woman Who Fell To Earth - Rahul (AMIT SHAH) - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Ben Blackall

The monster from this episode is a fairly typical Doctor Who creature, apart from the usual name Tim Shaw and face implanted with his victim’s teeth. Overall, this wasn’t a challenging foe for the Doctor which is fine for the start of this new era. It is surprising that the number of deaths. Including Rahul’s sister Asha, seven characters were killed upon the screen.  seven characters were killed (Asha, Rahul, drunk man, Security Guard,Tim Shaw, Grace) as they will not ever return it’s a very dark turn for series but a good and grounded idea for the series.

Doctor Who - Series 11 - Episode 1 - The Woman Who Fell To Earth - Yaz (MANDIP GILL), Ryan (TOSIN COLE), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Graham (BRADLEY WALSH), Grace (SHARON D CLARKE) - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian

Beautiful – Visually and Musically

I watched the episode recently as i adored the changes to the show.  I am a fan of the changes. The visuals look cleaner, more professional and more cinematic that seem so much better to enjoy and watch upon the screen.  Director Jamie Childs creates a broader, more expansive look to the filming, and the show definitely shines with Sheffield as a backdrop its quite wonderful to watch upon the screen.  I am looking forward to seeing how he handles the South African landscape in next week’s The Ghost Monument.

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Doctor who: woman that fell to earth is simply a wonderful episode that setups everything we need to know for the new era of doctor who. There were four new companions (yes I’m counting Grace) that needed to be introduced and fully realized as well as a new Doctor, her new costume and a new sonic as she begins as the doctor. ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ does a great job with wonderful acting by everyone in its cast that you should watch instantly. It’s simply an amazing story from start to finish of the episode.

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  1. I liked that she made her Sonic out of spoons. It is a common thing in mental health to say I do not have enough spoons for that or I need more spoons. She keep reaching for her sonic when she was in trouble. Then she decided to use spoons to make a new one. Brilliant to me. I do not know if she meant to do that or if it was just something that happened but I am glad it did.

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