Episode 28 of The Electric Shadows Podcast is a special edition as Robs Daniel & Wallis dive into the small screen for a Doctor Who discussion. Chiefly about the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor Who, the first time a woman will have played the beloved character.
The two Robs give their take on why something this radical had to happen, why it is bizarre this is seen as radical at all, and the depressingly inevitable internet backlash against the decision.
In a typically all-encompassing chat, they expand the debate to childhood recollections of Doctor Who and Star Wars casting decisions. Doctor Who expert Rob Wallis provides the knowledge, Rob Daniel is the companion (probably Adric or K-9).
And, we know, we’re late to the party on this one. But, a time vortex pulled us in and we’ve only just emerged. I.e. – work and diary commitments got in the way. We’ll be more punctual with our review of the Christmas episode, when we should see Whittaker’s first few moments as Doctor Who…
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