The Doctor Who TARDISblend 114: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

On the Doctor Who Season 11 premiere… Falling to Earth, and landing in Sheffield, the Doctor Jodie Whittaker discovers her new companions under threat of an alien attack. Still in the midst of her regeneration, she must break down the clues to find out exactly what the threat to the planet actually is. Without her TARDIS and sonic screwdriver, she faces a massive challenge in her early hours as the Doctor…

During TARDISblend 114, we talk about the amazing debut of Whittaker as the new Doctor, some of our favorite moments in this episode, and speculate about what is to come in this new season.

All this and more on the latest TARDISblend podcast!

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TV Review: Doctor Who 11.1 “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”

Doctor Who
Season 11, Episode 1 “The Woman Who Fell To Earth”
Directed by Jamie Childs
Written by Chris Chibnall
Starring Jodie Whittaker, Brady Walsh, Tonsin Cole, Mandip Gill, Sharon D. Clarke, Samuel Oatley
BBC America
Air date: October 7, 2018

At last, it begins. After many long months of waiting since Peter Capaldi regenerated, the Jodie Whittaker/Chris Chibnall version of Doctor Who has begun with Episode 11.1 “The Woman Who Fell To Earth.” This season will be shorter than the last few (ten episodes instead of twelve, plus Christmas special), but honestly, it’s all worth it if they’re at least as good as this first one. Steven Moffat is a good television writer and a decent producer, but his plotting and pacing can feel terrifically dense. It’s like eating champagne and caviar all the time and you just want a well-made pizza. This show is that simpler but no less satisfying meal and it sketches out a new course for Doctor Who that could be a very pleasurable ride.

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