Here is our first full glimpse at Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.
This trailer is a bit strange, but that’s to be expected from a new Doctor who trailer featuring a brand new Doctor. It’s too soon for those over at Who to let us know what kind of Doctor Whittaker is going to be. So we get a trailer essentially presenting the new companions. Seems like Whittaker is taking a liking to three individuals in particular, and offers a small gift to each.
The first one is the most unclear, but it seems the man knows someone is there and realizes the change or slow down of time. He’s just enjoying what looks like a plate of baked beans when the reality before him is nearly halted. With this interesting shapes or cracks of light appearing before him. This is suggesting something very interesting indeed. Viewers of CW’s The Flash might find this effect very familiar, and ultimately seems to be hinting at The Doctor moving through time/space unencumbered by the Tardis.
Now the second individual The Doctor meets is a woman who just missed out on the last slice of pizza. So Whittaker takes it upon herself to refill the empty pizza box leaving the woman absolutely puzzled (but delighted, I’m sure.) The third is a little more poetic. Take a seemingly normal looking older gentlemen and swap his boring newspaper with a fun comic book titled “The Beano: Summer Special 1981”.
What this teaser ultimately did in few words was set a standard for this essentially all-new WHO (new showrunner, new cast, new composers, etc.) You can notice a bit of a tonal shift from Capaldi’s dark and grey Doctor to something that’s filled with a little more color and light. Just look at what we’ve seen of Whittaker’s wardrobe thus far.
You can very likely expect a quirky charm from Whittaker’s Doctor, but be certain that there’s a much more clever, dastardly being beneath the suspenders. It is The Doctor after all…