Yes. Yes. YES! Jodie Whittaker is The Thirteenth Doctor. I’m absolutely thrilled to bits.
So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Doctor 13… is a woman! And who cares? So what if The Doctor has been a man for the last 54 years and twelve (or thirteen) regenerations. There’s absolutely no reason why The Doctor shouldn’t be a woman. Not logically, not ethically, not even canonically. If ever there was a time to make the change, it was now. We’ve got a new showrunner, a new production team, a new lead and a new companion, all on their way in for the 2018 series and beyond. Doctor Who as we know it is about to undergo its biggest regeneration since 2010 (perhaps even 2005), and this is one heck of a way to make it count.
There may still be five months until Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who swansong, but for all intents and purposes, The Twelfth Doctor’s era is over. All three of his series have now finished airing, each with their own set of hits and misses. But, if I could pick and choose my favourite episodes to make up the ‘definitive’ Twelfth Doctor season, what would it look like?
For this list, I’ve ranked each episode from Series 8-10 (comparing each season’s Episode 1, then Episode 2, and so on…) to come up with the ultimate Capaldi marathon. Some choices were harder to make than others, but I’m quite pleased with what I’ve settled on. So, buckle up and prepare for some controversy… it’s time to unpack my personal best Twelfth Doctor series!
In space, no one can hear you scream… and that’s just the way the Mute likes it.
When an earth-shattering silence steals away our language, how will humanity cope without its greatest asset?
Download: Hush (PDF, bookfold)
On 1st June 2017, silence will fall.
My lips are sealed.
How far would you go for the person you love?
That is the question Toby must answer when he finally meets the girl of his dreams. It is said that if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is – a harsh reality that Toby must battle in the most unexpected and impossible way…
Download: To the Ends of the Earth (PDF, bookfold)
My complete collection of Broadchurch Series 3 reviews for Blogtor Who
Episode 1 – Back to Basics
Episode 2 – Suspicious Minds
Episode 3 – Liar Liar
Episode 4 – Halfway Out of the Dark
Episode 5 – Spanners in the Works
Episode 6 – The Parent Trap
Episode 7 – Treading Water
Episode 8 – A Skin-Crawling Conclusion