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Doctor Who followers are at present celebrating our first tiny glimpse at Ncuti Gatwa because the Fifteenth Doctor, as revealed in the first trailer for the sequence’ sixtieth anniversary specials. One of the most effective issues in regards to the Sex Education star’s casting is that he’s the primary particular person of coloration to be the present’s lead. And but he’s not the primary non-white performer to play the Doctor, as that honor goes to Jo Martin, who made a number of visitor appearances throughout the Jodie Whittaker period.
But with the Thirteenth Doctor’s tenure within the TARDIS having now wrapped up, followers have mirrored on Martin’s time because the so-called Fugitive Doctor — and so they’ve discovered the therapy of her character vastly missing. Debuting in 2020’s “Fugitive of the Judoon,” as a misplaced incarnation of the Time Lord from their distant previous, Martin made a right away influence on the fandom… however she solely turned up a mere handful of instances after that, as identified by a bitter tweet that’s gone viral within the Who neighborhood:
On the one hand, you could possibly argue that Martin’s presence in Whittaker’s period needed to be considerably restricted in order to not take the highlight away from Thirteen too usually. Especially on condition that the Fugitive Doctor is a way more forceful character than her later self, possessing extra of the commanding character and confidence related to the Doctor, in distinction to Thirteen’s extra passive persona. If Martin had been allowed extra screentime, she would’ve completely stolen the present.
And but it could possibly’t be argued that this fan has a degree that it’s a crying disgrace our very first POC Doctor was so absurdly underused on this manner. Well, contemplating that Whittaker has already made plans to return to Doctor Who, Jo Martin might at all times come again sooner or later herself, possibly even teaming up with Gatwa sooner or later.