Doctor Who season 11: Early companion on Jodie Whittaker casting

Doctor Who season 11 logoWhile we don’t necessarily want Doctor Who season 11 star Jodie Whittaker to be constantly inundated with subjects such as the historic nature of her casting and the pressure that comes with being the first female Doctor, there are just some qualities to it that cannot be ignored. Maybe once the series returns later this year, there’s going to be a chance to just focus more on the story itself — that should get its due, but so should the fact that this series, which has been around for more than half a century, is doing something that has never been done before.

With that, it is worthwhile to get some thoughts from people who were around in the early days. While the series’ original Doctor in William Hartnell is no longer with us, Carole Anne Ford (who played the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan on the early version of the show) is. She’s someone who remembers the early days of the series and is considered to be one of the first Companions of the familiar character.

Speaking in a new interview with Doctor Who Magazine on the subject of this casting, and the changes that have come within the Doctor Who world, she had the following to say:

“I couldn’t imagine [a female Doctor] ever happening … It would never have occurred to me unless someone had suggested it.

“Jodie’s got a very strong presence … I saw the moment she arrived [in the Christmas Special] and I’ve been thinking about it quite a lot … I really would like to meet her. Wouldn’t it be fun?! What would I say to her? ‘Hello Grandma!'”

To us, a reunion on-screen would certainly be fun. Beyond just that, we’re always excited about an opportunity to bring about anyone who has had some significant ties to the history of Doctor Who as a series over the years. These people have been through it, and they are now seeing the fruits of their hard work.

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