Sci Fi Watcher 176: Doctor Who S11E01: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Ericka and Corey Charette sit down to look at the 13th Doctor’s premiere episode to see how she stacks up with her predecessors.  They talk about the crew and try to figure out if there are too many people inside the TARDIS, and what is going on with that sonic screwdriver?

Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Series: 11
Episode: 1

Air Date: October 7, 2018

Cast: Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor); Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan)
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Jamie Childs
Synopsis: In Sheffield, Ryan Sinclair accidentally calls an alien pod to the planet, leading to a strange being attacking his grandmother Grace and step-grandfather Graham. He and traffic officer Yasmin Khan attempt to stop it when the newly regenerated Doctor falls out of the sky and sees it flee. Investigating the strangeness, the five discover a second alien is tracking a local construction worker as a hunting game. The Doctor manages to rework the alien’s systems, causing it to flee home, but Grace is killed in the fight against it. After Grace’s funeral, the Doctor reworks one of the alien’s escape teleporters to find the TARDIS. She bids goodbye to Ryan, Yas, and Graham, but accidentally teleports all four of them into deep space.




The Woman Who Fell to Earth – Overnight Viewing Figures

The Woman Who Fell to Earth – Press Reviews

Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Is Being Made Into an Incredible Barbie Doll



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