“Doctor Who” fans seem to be united in their opinion of the first female Doctor on the longstanding sci-fi series: Jodie Whittaker is “killing it.”
The BBC series launched its Season 13 Sunday, and although some saw the Doctor’s change of gender “a loss of a role model for boys,” the reaction to Whittaker’s performance appears to be overwhelmingly positive.
“I have watched every #DoctorWho actor since the first back in 1963. Jodie is quite outstanding & up there with the best. Brings great vibrancy, energy & no little touch of humour to the role. Jodie is Dr. Who,” one Twitter user wrote.
“And Jodie is, in just one episode, 100% The Doctor. No question,” wrote another “Doctor Who” fan.
Here are a few others who gave Whittaker a Standing O:
I have watched every #DoctorWho actor since the first back in 1963. Jodie is quite outstanding & up there with the best. Brings great vibrancy, energy & no little touch of humour to the role. Jodie is Dr. Who.
— Keith Nieland (@KeithNieland) October 7, 2018
— NetSCYTHE (@Netstryke) October 7, 2018
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) October 7, 2018
The 13th doctor is a wonderful brew of witty, funny, smartass, and bad ass! #DoctorWho
— Maya Snow (@bop_bts) October 7, 2018
Have to say so far that Jodie Whittaker is killing it as the Doctor. #DoctorWho This is the quickest I've gotten used to a new Doctor
— Killer Orange Cat (@KillerOrangeCat) October 7, 2018
— Jay ???? ????️???? (@ScouseSocialism) October 7, 2018
She’s got 11’s energy, with 12’s emotional depth, a smattering of 9’s sarcastic wit, and a touch of 10’s mental exuberance. It’s working for me. #DoctorWho
— Mrs H (@MrsHooperSays) October 7, 2018
— daily jodie whittaker (@whittakersjodie) October 7, 2018
V creepy baddie
New tone – keeps the humour, but feels darker than Capaldi
Interesting set of companions – Bradley Walsh should be good to follow as he develops
High production values.
— Paul Deadagain ????⚰️ (@PDarigan) October 7, 2018
YALL!! I LOVE THE NEW DOCTOR!!! SHE IS AMAZING #DoctorWho
— ????????Rory Horror Story???????? (@ASummers999) October 7, 2018
“Essentially, it’s not a gender — the Doctor is a Time Lord, an alien with two hearts,” Whittaker told TheWrap in September. “For me, to play this role like somebody else has played it would defeat the object of being cast. It didn’t require me to physically take on someone else’s performance because the traits of the Doctor that carry the Doctor throughout the 55 year history of the show are in the writing, and as long as I was being truthful to the writing, then I was honoring those traits.”