So, after a fairly long wait the BBC finally revealed who will play the next Doctor Who. I wonder why they chose the format they did to announce that Jodie Whittaker will be taking on the role? Increase the viewing figures for both programs would be my guess.
Although I doubt that they expected the tennis final to end so fast, the volume of people moaning on social media about the wait after the final ended means they did not and, was probably an ill timed piece of programming on their behalf.
However, I do think their choice is a good one. Despite the many voices across the interwebby showing their abject disappointment the BBC really had no choice. If you look at the frontrunners in the bookmakers odds there was only ever one male in the running… Had the bigwigs decided to keep it a male role then I am quite sure those same voices would have been berating the BBC for not seizing the chance and being stuck in their ways.
To all those muppets who keep ranting on about the role being a time lord, they need to look at the history of the Who, as you can see from this photo plucked from the archives when Tom Baker was facing trial on Gallifrey, a planet which is 250 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Kasterborous. Their definition of the word ‘Lord’ could mean anything.
I for one was never a fan of the now defunct Mr Capaldi, but I gave him a chance and thought the last series was his best. Sadly, as he was just getting into the role the left, so let’s take a breath and give the woman a chance.
Maybe the number 13 will be unlucky but let’s hope not and call it 12B.