Doctor Who Has A New Star!

Fair warning, this post contains Spoilers from the next and last seasons of Doctor Who

So the announcement was finally made today! Just a few hours ago, BBC announced who would be taking over the role of The Doctor in the 11th season of the rebooted series of Doctor Who. And we were absolutely expecting this...

When Chris Chibnall takes over the show, for its 11th season since it rebooted in 2005, The Doctor will be played by, drumroll....

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Jodie Whittaker!

The show is finally getting its first female Doctor, to which a lot of people are saying ABOUT TIME! And we have to agree! Just, you know, not now...

Okay before you come at us with torches and pitchforks hear us out. The last season with Peter Capaldi was, for the most part, phenomenal. Capaldi finally seemed to completely find his stride as The Doctor, Bill was an amazing companion and Missy's character development was incredibly refreshing, though, let's be honest, it's not going to stick. Most of all, was the foreshadowing that Time Lords can regenerate into either sex. It was brilliant when we saw that the Master had become a woman, especially when John Simm's Master encountered her.

So, where's the problem?

Well, it's in the foreshadowing itself. Personally, I felt like they were constantly reminding me of the possibility so that when I saw the announcement my initial reaction was, "Well... yeah, obviously." 

Yes, we love the idea of there being a female Doctor, but would've loved to have seen them back off the suggestion over another season or so, so that when a woman was finally cast we could all go, "Oh yeah, that is a thing!" We would've liked it to be more of a refreshing change, as apposed to a predictable one.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this development and why you agree or disagree with us in the comments.