SDDC 2018 Doctor Who Panel

Guests on the panel included Jodie Whittaker, Matt Strevens, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, and Chris Chibnall.

Yesterday saw a shed load of news break about the 13th Doctor Who and much of it came from the various press events as well as the panel from San Diego Comic Con.

We’ve found video footage of the whole panel, which has been posted by the We Live Entertainment website.

Guests on the panel included Jodie Whittaker, Matt Strevens, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, and Chris Chibnall. All seemed very happy to be there and it looked like there is a strong sense of chemistry and camaraderie among the group. The buzzwords for the new series moving forward seem to be ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Hope’.

Over the course of 50 minutes, the cast was asked many questions by the audience and it seemed that the mood shared between the audience and cast was largely positive. Jodie Whittaker came across like a dynamo of energy who seemed to be geeking out just as much as the audience.

The panel was the first time that fans got to meet and interact with new companions Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill and both came across as very warm and enthusiastic about their roles in the show, but could not really reveal too much about their parts in it. Noticeably absent was Bradly Walsh who plays the oldest of the three new companions and the most sensible. When asked about working with the actor Whittaker, Cole, Gill all said that he was very much like a kid on set with his love for the practical joke, but also talked about the contrast between Walsh being a goofball and his actual character being very much more sensible.

New showrunner Chris Chibnall also shared a few little bits of information about the show and the main thing he wanted to talk about was how they have focused on bringing fans 10 new original episodes with new monsters and villains for the Doctor to outsmart.

One of the panels big highlights was the first look at the Sonic Screwdriver, which plays a big role in the storyline of the first episode. Jodie Whittaker was more than happy to show it off and it was revealed that the Sonic is now on sale at the BBC America Booth for Doctor Who as well as the website.

You can check out all 50 minutes of the Doctor Who Panel in the video embedded below.

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