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Is Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor a Disjointed Continuation of the Beloved Timelord?
Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor is a disjointed continuation of the beloved Timelord.
The range of emotions that mark the early episodes of an incarnation is not present.
Her style of dialogue is too similar to David Tennant's Doctor ("Ten" for short reference), disallowing a new and unique personality that usually accompanies a regeneration.
Her personality is a regression from Matt Smith's eleven and Peter Capaldi's twelve's stoic and timeless depth that had a rhythmic relationship with empathy and feeling.
She fails to portray the confidence (even in confusion) inherent to the character, making brash promises of protection in one moment and doubting herself completely the next.
She fails to portray the range of humor, wit, sarcasm, and (for lack of a better term) sass that previous incarnations showed to be an essential trait of the Doctor.
Her own perception of her identity in her debut episode "The Woman who fell to the Earth" is distinct from the customary temporary amnesia following a regeneration in that the return of her identity and memories is matter-of-fact, lacking an "I am the Doctor" moment that her predecessors all had.
Jodie's ability to convince audiences of her identity as the Doctor is limited by the scripts she is given by writers.
All incarnations have needed time for audiences to adapt.
This is a subjective subject and so public opinion is important to finding a conclusion to this question. Fans have reacted positively to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and so demonstrate that her continuation is a success.
The Doctor is meant to change every season, no doctor has been an exact continuation of the previous doctors.
Which each incarnation, it becomes more difficult to think of them all holistically.
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