We posed some questions to thousands of fans across the Whoniverse (and internet) and they responded in their droves, giving us their opinions about what’s to come when Peter Capaldi regenerates in December.
Now let’s be realistic – there has been some criticism levelled at the powers that be over Jodie Whittaker’s new Who ensemble and not everybody is happy with it, but the vast majority of fans do really like the look.
Some were still on the fence, however, saying they’d need a little more time to decide how they felt about the outfit.
For Julie Rampke, it all comes down to how the new Doctor decides what she’s going to wear: “Do we get a scene where she leisurely gets to go through the Doctor’s wardrobe room? Does she have to hastily choose from somewhere? What dialogue is going on at the time, if any? Will she, as other Doctors have, end up revising it over time as she comes to know herself better?” Rampke wrote.
When that comes to light, she’ll make up her mind.
“We all know the chameleon circuit doesn’t work so it’s not surprising that it keeps changing a little” Robert Alan Henning mused on Facebook as we discussed the new look Tardis with 10,000 eager Whovians.
The Doctor’s ship looks as though it’s had a lick of distressed blue paint – among other minor alterations – and fans say they’re quite happy about it.
82% said they liked the new blue, while 17% weren’t quite so keen.
The famous logo hasn’t popped up all that frequently during the Doctor’s numerous adventures in space and time, so the majority don’t think it’s a big deal that it has disappeared again. But still, 48% of fans said they’ll miss it.
They’ve given the big blue box the seal of appr-WHO-val
They may be divided on the minor changes, but they can come to a majority consensus on one thing: They quite like the new look Tardis exterior.
85% of fans told us so.
And their hopes for a spot of Tardis regeneration don’t end with the exterior either.
Earlier this year, Doctor Who viewers told RadioTimes.com that a new look Tardis interior would be a MUST for series 11 too. “The current one is awesome”, Des Johnson explained via Twitter at the time, “but it came from the Doctor’s darkest days”.