And now, after many moons, the Chibnall-Whittaker era of Doctor Who has come to an end. My thoughts are many.
I have not been the biggest fan of this era of the show. Jodie Whittaker is appealing enough, but I have found her performance too broad to be actually engaging. In spite of the occasional bright spot, Most of the stories have been either underwritten or badly written, and filled with bland characters and uninspiring plots. There have been a handful of “shocking plot twists” that were memorable for all the wrong reasons, which leaves one tempted to rant that the last three seasons haven’t only failed to move the show forward in a positive way, they have actually done the series a bit of harm.
But of course, that’s just a grumpy old fan ranting away. What about The Power of the Doctor itself?
I found myself getting curious about the various ages of different actors and creators involved with Doctor Who over the years, and so today we have a little timeline that tells us throughout the years of when people were born, when they debuted on the show, and when they died (for those no longer living).
Doctor Who – All The Years is a quick examination of what was happening in the world of Doctor Who over all its years of existence. I’m not attempting to create a thorough history–just brief look back at the real-life timeline of my favorite TV show. Go back to the beginning and read about 1963 here.
Well, if you are enough of a fan of Doctor Who to be reading this post then you probably know that in the last couple of days there was a Doctor Who panel in the San Diego Comic-Con@Home event, featuring head writer Chris Chibnall alongside returning cast members Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill, and newcomer John Bishop.
So the 2021 Doctor Who New Year’s special, written by head writer Chris Chibnall, has aired, and not surprisingly, it wasn’t perfect. But at the same time, it wasn’t terrible. There were goods and bads, so we’re going to have two posts about it…what I liked and what I didn’t like.