NYCC: Physician Who panel premiered new episode, promoted inclusivity and lasting change
“Why did you name me ma’am?” requested Jodie Whittaker’s Physician in the midst of her first large scene of premiere episode “The Girl Who Fell to Earth.” “Since you’re a lady,” replied Yasmin (Mandip Gill). The Physician responds with temporary shock and happiness—after which promptly strikes on to proceed her Physician-ing. No jokes or references about her new physique had been current right here. Regardless of this supposedly monumental change with this iconic character’s gender id, Whittaker advised attendees of the Physician Who New York Comedian-Con panel that she solely needed this to be “a second in historical past to be forgotten”—she desires this to be the brand new regular.
Whittaker was joined by new showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch), or “Chibs” as he’s affectionally referred to as, and new collection producer Matt Strevens (An Journey in House and Time) launched the collection 11 premiere to attendees of the panel, earlier than the episode’s simulcast across the globe. A complete change in forged and inventive staff can understandably trigger some hesitance and fear for hardcore Whovians, however all of these worries had been greater than alleviated by the point the credit rolled.