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September 29th, 2018 41 comments

First Look Episode 1 The Woman Who Fell To Earth


41 comments

  • R1ch1e

    October 7th, 2018 - 3:55pm

    I hope everyone enjoys Doctor Who tonight. I hope first time fans get the same buzz from their first episode that made me a fan (undisclosed number) years ago.

    Best wishes to all the cast and crew. I’m sure you have done William Hartnell and Verity Lambert proud

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  • The Moffat Paradox

    October 7th, 2018 - 2:33pm

    And so it begins today. For better or worse.

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  • the ergon

    October 7th, 2018 - 10:56am

    I,m going to enjoy reading all the mixed comments after tonights episode but i,m going to resist the urge to wade in until i can sum it all up after the series has aired. Its going to be hard with all the haters poised ready over the keyboards and the like. The excitement will really take hold when i see the countryfile end credits roll.

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  • Anonymous

    October 6th, 2018 - 5:05pm

    The show is out tomorrow and I am so worried. Will it be good or bad. Seriously the reaction is what I am more excited about because no one can use ”you haven’t seen her yet”. It’s like a pilot, we can judge and see for ourselves if jodie is a good doctor. I hope she is, cause those previews are giving me second thoughts

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    • Pats86

      October 6th, 2018 - 8:25pm

      I think she she deserves a few episodes to bed in before we can judge her as the Doctor.
      And this from a gender change dissenter!

  • Anonymous

    October 6th, 2018 - 5:03pm

    Ok the show is literally out tomorrow and I have no idea what the rest of the season’s titles.
    Unless this is all part of Chris Chibnal’s big plan for no spoilers. I seriously am starting to despise his no spoilers plan. Seriously just give us the titles.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      October 6th, 2018 - 8:15pm

      I honestly don’t mind. It is exciting seeing all the titles in the Radio Times each year, but I’ll be watching the series regardless so I don’t need to know the titles in advance.

      I have a feeling a reason for this might be that one or two of the titles are spoilers themselves. Just like Steven Moffat never has been, I doubt that Chris Chibnall has been entirely honest about what to expect in series 11. Returning character/monster in one or more of the titles?

      I only have one qualm about Chibnall’s no spoilers policy which is the lack of monsters shown in the first trailer (and arguably the second trailer though other stuff made up for it). Monsters help build up excitement.

      Overall though, I think it’s great. I found the spoilers in Moffat’s era really annoying. Clara’s death in Face the Raven. Gallifrey returning in Heaven Sent/Hell Bent. John Simm’s Master/the Mondasian Cybermen returning in World Enough and Time. All of that was seriously frustrating and it actually took away from the enjoyment of each episode, especially World Enough and Time.

    • Tyler Prescott

      October 7th, 2018 - 2:34pm

      Agreed. WEaT had the worst case of having dramatic reveals ruined, and sometimes episode titles can give away surprises, too. Were the audience meant to be surprised by the reveal of a Dalek in the episode called “Dalek”, as well as seeing it in the trailers? (Though, you could say this about any of the classics, as well – Invasion of Earth, Day, Planet, Genesis, Destiny, Resurrection, and Revelation all gave this away in the title, too.)

    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 6:09pm

      I really wish they kept the spoilers but at the same time I just want to know what the titles are called. I don’t care if you working Titles

  • whovian

    October 5th, 2018 - 1:10am

    I know this isn’t related to this article, but all I keep seeing online is a statement that says “Chis Chi bnall suggests fans will NEVER see the TARDIS again”. But each time I click the article, It just comes up with a missing page message.

    This kind of worries me as the TARDIS is an essential part of the show and the Doctor always needs to have her TARDIS. It’s always been there. I hope this isn’t true and that its just clickbait rubbish. If it means anything, the article supposedly comes from Daily Mail.

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    • R1ch1e

      October 5th, 2018 - 6:29am

      I wouldn’t worry my friend. The Tardis will be there by the end of episode one. I’ve heard these roumers too. But it’s been seen filming with Jodie and everyone. I will give Chibnall credit though. He is misleading is for our own good. It will be such a surprise to see things unfold. I can’t wait to see inside the Tardis.

    • Doctor Stu

      October 5th, 2018 - 9:45am

      There was a whole new TARDIS reveal, leaked interior pictures as well as the new TARDIS being in nearly every promo shot and on the red carpet at the press screening so we’re clearly going to see the TARDIS in the new series. There’s also the fact that the article was by the daily express who hugely over dramatize and clickbait readers. Example being ‘Fans outraged as soap icon is killed off despite actor being told he could come back’ when the story ended up being about a dog in coronation street.

  • Lorraine

    October 4th, 2018 - 10:51pm

    At the end of the day the BBC just wanted a female as the doctor. Nothing to do with Gallifrayan law or anything canon. Such is Earth now. Hope she works out

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  • the ergon

    October 2nd, 2018 - 9:29am

    No series titles listings in the new Radio Times and quite rightly, I suppose. lovely insightful interview with jodie.

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    • whovian

      October 2nd, 2018 - 1:42pm

      I noticed that. Was quite disappointed to find no descriptions about future episodes either. At least I’ve saved money by not buying it.

    • Tim M

      October 2nd, 2018 - 2:09pm

      Perhaps one of the episodes is called ‘something’ of the Daleks’. 🙂 Makes sense not revealing any episode titles then.

    • Pats86

      October 2nd, 2018 - 2:15pm

      I bought it, although it is a nice write up so I don’t mind.

  • whovian

    October 2nd, 2018 - 7:52am

    Isn’t there usually a countdown clock thing on this site when a new series is about to start?

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  • Doctor Stu

    September 30th, 2018 - 5:33pm

    Looks like they’re counting the Christmas special as part of the series this year and not as a one off episode as episode 1 next week is listed as episode 1/11 as opposed to 1/10

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    • whovian

      September 30th, 2018 - 6:57pm

      Where have you seen it listed as that?

    • R1ch1e

      September 30th, 2018 - 7:38pm

      I saw that too when I put it on series link today!

    • Doctor Stu

      September 30th, 2018 - 8:23pm

      Yeh same putting it on series link

  • Doctor Stu

    September 30th, 2018 - 11:43am

    This year is the year to see if the whole Dalek usage clause is correct or not. Chibnall has said again and again that there’s no Daleks this year but even in years where they haven’t been in their own episode they’ve appeared in some way, shape or form in every series from 1-10. Even in the gap between series 9 and 10 they appeared in the introducing Bill segment at Wimbledon

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    • The Moffat Paradox

      October 1st, 2018 - 12:22am

      Clause or not nothing wrong with using Skaro’s finest. People say their overused when nobody seems to say that about the Klingons in Star Trek. It’s HOW their used and as has been amply discussed here they need to be redeemed by powerfully putting the FEAR factor back into them and making them less easy to be beaten whilst at the same time their not being able to exterminate everything in site without having any losses. This is supposed to be a mutated Nazi in a tank.

    • Doctor Stu

      October 1st, 2018 - 9:26am

      Moffatt didn’t know how to use the Daleks, they were threatening in every series from 1-4 and then from 5 onwards the only time they were remotely a threat was into the Dalek. RTD had such a brilliant way of creating a whole expanded universe and lovable characters that it actually had an impact when they killed Jack, Linda, the satellite five crew, Dalek Sec, the Dalek Slaves, Harriet Jones, the prisoners, the family in their house, the valiant, UNIT headquarters etc. etc. Under Moffatt they didn’t actually kill anybody of note that I can recall, they killed a grand total of two world war 2 officers and a bunch of nameless background characters in ‘into the Dalek’. Even Journey Blue’s uncle character had enough character build up for it to be impactful if he died but nope they kept him alive as well for some reason.

    • Anonymous

      October 7th, 2018 - 2:47am

      Dr Stu, Moffatt killed heaps of people, the Doctor literally 1b+ times, killed Clara, killed Clara’s Boyfriend unfortunetly he kept reserecting them.

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2018 - 5:49pm

    I’m old enough now to have seen every broadcast Doctor. Although my Hartnell memories are sketchy. So maybe I should be one of those kicking off at a woman playing the role. But the changes I’ve seen over the decades are so many it should be seen as all par for the course by now, for all to accept such a radical one as this.

    And for those who still need convincing, remember. This is Science fiction. Just come up with a Science fiction style reason for gender change in Time lords rather than dismiss it.

    My theory is that a second regeneration cycle comes with periodic chromosomal imbalances during the actual regeneration process. Resulting in the occasional gender switching. Also explaining why the first 12 were all males.

    But, as for the clip, I like what I’ve seen of Jodie Whitaker. So I’ll be giving her a chance.

    Just don’t keep us waiting for the Daleks, Chibnal.

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    • Anonymous

      September 29th, 2018 - 7:18pm

      They will be no daleks this year

    • Pats86

      September 29th, 2018 - 9:29pm

      I will give this advice a go, cheers

    • Tyler Prescott

      September 30th, 2018 - 12:47pm

      That’s a nice theory, and the Master was on his second (third?) regeneration cycle as John Simm, so it’d help explain his sudden gender change with Missy.

      However, the General is the Day of the Doctor and Hell Bent turned into a woman, having previously been a woman, and was on his “tenth” regeneration, meaning he was body #11, almost certainly on his first regeneration cycle.

    • Tyler Prescott

      September 30th, 2018 - 12:49pm

      She said she was always a woman other than her previous (11th) body, so she changed gender during her first cycle.

    • Bushboy

      October 1st, 2018 - 4:07am

      My theory is that a Time Lord is born either male or female and that is their primary gender.
      So while a change of gender is possible
      it is rare, and the majority of a Time Lords incarnations will be in their primary gender. Therefore it is possible for The Doctor to complete a whole regeneration cycle and never change gender, and the majority of his bodies will be male.
      This fits with the Master’s (so far) only female incarnation, the General in Hell bent who had only been a man in one of her incarnations and the Corsair who was mentioned by The Doctor in The Doctor’s Wife as having female incarnations “a couple of times”.

  • Omega63

    September 29th, 2018 - 5:34pm

    The overacting is a bit off-putting, bar that, pretty much how I imagine The Doctor reacting to finding out he’s female, so fair enough.

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    • Tyler Prescott

      September 29th, 2018 - 10:44pm

      I’m sure it’s just a post-regeneration thing. 12 was worse at the beginning of Deep Breath.

  • Pats86

    September 29th, 2018 - 2:48pm

    This is the leaked clip that was shared on the net, looks OK but then it’s only a minute or so. I’m not going to judge on this in fact I will not judge on the first episode.
    It will take a number of episodes before I would be able to say whether she is going to be any good or not, that said we will all have opinions on each episode including Jodie’s performance.
    I don’t feel as upset at Jodie’s casting as I was at first, I wasn’t with Tennant’s casting and I never warmed to him, found him OTT most of the time.
    Looking forward to seeing how it all pans out, performances, writing, music and reaction from fans.

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  • R1ch1e

    September 29th, 2018 - 2:11pm

    Nice clip! I can’t believe it’s only a week away. I remember thinking when she was announced as Thirteen last year that it seemed like ages away before we are her on screen. And now here we are. Ready for a fresh take on our favorite program. I do understand people scepticism, I really do! If Jodie had replaced Matt Smith i think I would be just as sceptical. But I cannot wait. Oh my life this is going to be a loooooong week!!!

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  • Judooning

    September 29th, 2018 - 12:16pm

    Couldn’t be happier after seeing this.

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  • Doctor Stu

    September 29th, 2018 - 11:54am

    Urgh she’s so iconic already I need more

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  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2018 - 11:19am

    Jodie Whittaker IS The Doctor. Whether you like it or not… She is going to be so brilliant.

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  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2018 - 11:16am

    If this is what the new show will be….
    I cant wait!!! New start is just what the show needs

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  • whovian

    September 29th, 2018 - 11:13am

    I watched this clip on The Graham Norton Show. And from what I’ve seen, Jodie Whittaker IS the Doctor. I really am looking forward to next Sunday

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