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The PodKast with a K Asks: What Do You Think of Jodie Whittaker's Casting?

Has the dust settled? I’m not sure it ever will, really. It’s been a little while since Jodie Whittaker was announced as the Thirteenth Doctor, and obviously as the first female Doctor. Arguments continue from both sides of the fence, and won’t have anything concrete to go on until (if rumours are to be believedDoctor Who Series 11 airs in Autumn 2018.
And even then, one side will claim she’s the best Doctor ever; and the other that Doctor Who isn’t Doctor Who anymore.
With that in mind, the PodKast with a K gauged the opinion of faithful listeners.
Christian Cawley and James McLean – who find themselves on opposite sides on this debate – talk about the reaction to Jodie’s casting, including Peter Davison’s request on Twitter for a bit of reason and understanding for those unsure about change (a well-judged tweet that nonetheless resulted in Davison receiving unfair abuse and leaving the social platform).
Elsewhere, the pair discuss the show’s potential future… on streaming services!
What the heck? It’s Sunday. Time to relax and enjoy some healthy discussion. Take an hour out and listen to the PodKast.

And while we’re here, it’s worth noting that this has also split opinion here at the DWC – though I’m pleased (but not surprised) to say that our differing POVs don’t divide us. Mez takes a positive stance, while I’m admittedly pretty negative about the whole situation. Alex defends everyone’s right to freedom of speech, and Andy cuts through the rhetoric.
So, he says with some trepidation, what do DWC readers think…?

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

The PodKast with a K Asks: What Do You Think of Jodie Whittaker's Casting?

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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