I am so happy that Doctor Who is back with brand new episodes and a fresh new companion. Naturally, I binge watched Season 9 all weekend preparing for the new season premiere. And of course, Moffat and them did not disappoint.
Right off the bat, we are introduced to Bill Potts (played by Pearl Mackie). She’s sauce-y, spicy, adorable, inquisitive, quite intelligent and oh so gay. Doctor Who hasn’t really delved into the LGBTQ+ characters in a while. Every since Captain Jack? Does that sound right?!
Anyway, I digress, the episode is quite action packed, has a lot of our old friends, a lot of Tardis action, plenty of cleverness, humor and it just felt a little different… good different. It sort of felt like Doctor Who Season 1 Episode 1 with Doctor 9 and Rose- esque. That was neat.
I definitely think if you haven’t delved into the Doctor Who universe, I recommend it as much as I would recommend Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv show, not movie). It’s fun, it’s hip, it’s edgy and funny. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry, you’ll see people live and you’ll see them die. But as the Doctor says “endings are sad but beginnings are happy.”
Fun Fact: Did you know the Daleks are based on the Nazis?! Pete Capadi revealed that on the Graham Norton Show. 🙂