Sunday, October 7th, 2018, can’t come soon enough for ‘Doctor Who‘ fans who will finally be able to see the debut of the new series and we’ve got details on the first couple of episodes! The first of which is “The Woman Who Fell To Earth” which will introduce audiences to Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor and the second is “The Ghost Monument.” While her casting has sadly been controversial for fans who can’t seem to separate The Doctor who regenerates every season from the sex of the actors who have played the character so far, it could prove to be an interesting new direction for the series.
I suspect that overall for storytelling purposes, it won’t make a bit of difference if the scripts are well written and the acting is top notch and draws you in as previous seasons have done.
On to the episodes! The first episode ‘The Woman Who Fell To Earth’ was written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs and guest stars Sharon D Clarke, Johnny Dixon, and Samuel Oatley. Here’s the synopsis:
We don’t get aliens in Sheffield. In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan, and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?
As to ‘The Ghost Monument,’ it was penned by Chris Chibnall and directed by Mark Tonderai. Guest stars include Shaun Dooley, Susan Lynch, and Art Malik. As to the plot, it isn’t quite as descriptive as the first one:
Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment, to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?
It should come to no surprise that things will kick off with plenty of action and intrigue. As to audience expectations, showrunner Chris Chibnall has said:
“Finally – Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor is about to crash land on to the nation’s screens. It’s thrilling to think, in the next few weeks and months, there will be children encountering Jodie’s Doctor in the next few weeks who’ve never seen the show before. She’ll be forever their Doctor: you never forget your first.
Alongside Jodie, we have a delightful ensemble of new characters for the audience to fall in love with, led by the incomparable Bradley Walsh.
So break out the popcorn and hunker down for Sunday night adventures in space and time, with the Thirteenth Doctor and her new best friends. The journey’s about to begin.”
Are you looking forward to the return of ‘Doctor Who’? Which of these first two episodes sound as if they’ll be more likely to catch your attention? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Doctor Who’ returns to television on Sunday October 7th, 2018!
Source: Doctor Who News