Thursday nerd media online has been blazing with a single photograph, one that revealed Jodie Whitaker’s costume as the 13th Doctor in next year’s new season of Doctor Who.
For the most part, I’m okay with it, and certainly like the trouser braces she’s sporting. Love the coat. Love the boots. Like the basic color scheme. Not real big on the stripey stripe on the shirt, but I’m sure she’ll change her shirt once in a while. It’s not like Capaldi kept his first season coat he whole time either.
But what really caught my attention was her version of the TARDIS, as seen in the background.
I’d read that it was getting a redesign beyond the traditional new Doctor interior, and had been curious what would be done to it. Would they paint it a girly color just to piss off the fanboys who don’t like that the Doctor shall be a Time Lady now? Well quite the opposite, in fact.
The new TARDIS looks more like the old TARDIS, and by that I mean the old old TARDIS from the later days of Tom Baker’s era. Gone is the St. John’s Ambulance badge. Gone the pebbled glass T windows. This is a proper back-to-basics, no dumb glowy door sign, grim-n-dingy-`70s blue old school TARDIS. The door sign has even reverted to the dark background of ’70s and ’80s show prop.
I look forward to purchasing the toy version of it and have fingers crossed that they take all the great aspects of the 10th Doctor’s Flight Control TARDIS and marry them to the new design, leaving out the questionable bits of more recent TARDIS releases, as yet to be reviewed here.