First woman Doctor Who wants to be a role model to all

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Jodie Whittaker's 'Doctor Who' debut has received rave reviews, but for a lot of people, the show also impressed with the way it managed to deal with many complicated issues.

The second is a trailer for the second episode, "The Ghost Monument", where the Doctor welcomes her new companions to their first alien planet, before reminding them to not touch anything. I loved the accent, that's an accent I grew up hearing which makes it all the better.

Doctor Who continues on Sunday at 6.55pm on BBC One. "We are capable of the most incredible change", the Doctor says, and the characters and show alike prove that sentiment in numerous ways. The first episode of Doctor Who's eleventh season, "The Woman Who Fell To Earth", debuted yesterday on BBC America, where it can be streamed free of charge.

My only complaint is that we were cruelly taunted with the demise of that laziest of plot devices - the sonic screwdriver - only to have it dramatically reinvented later in the episode.

So, we chatted with Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor herself about the new role, about the fandom, and all things Doctor Who. Even at the expense of her own life. I assume much of this was terrifying for children, and thank goodness for that!

The episode was a pretty solid opening for a Doctor. It took the edge off the episode for me, as I was constantly waiting for her demise, and the more I knew it was coming, the more disappointed I became. Plus, I can't wait to see how they get out of the "stuck in outer space" cliffhanger they ended the episode on.

It's About Time: And, of course, there's the much-heralded new Doctor (the first woman to play the role), who makes a stellar impression with her first full-length adventure. While this may well have been a red herring, Doctor Who is a time-travel show and Grace is such as great character, part of me can't help but hope for the return of the cheeky Grandmother.

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