I enjoy the episodes so far. The Doctor is great and the companions are great too, but the tone shift will take a lot of getting used to and the designs for the T.A.R.D.I.S. and Sonic Screwdriver just don't sit well with me. I do however like how the new Sonic Screwdriver was made. Overall 8/10 so far. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
Sounds reasonable to me. I'd probably give some higher marks than others when it comes to appearance/design compared to fun/difficulty levels. I wonder if it might be worth having more than one category?
They only got rid of Capaldi because people were complaining about the Doctor being an old man. :P Seriously? The Doctor was an old man for most of his life! William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, John Hurt, The War Doctor, Peter Capaldi... Even Sylvester McCoy was "old", And Matt Smith ended old.
That being said, I loved Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Jon Pertwee, Chris Eccleston (I didn't get to see a lot of Matt Smith or David Tenant, so while I liked both of them, they don't make my list.) I saw Jodi Whittaker last night, and she seemed "Brilliant!", so I liked what I saw.
Capaldi left of his own accord because he was tired, he wasn't replaced for being old, although he was the oldest person to ever play The Doctor for an extended period of time. In fact, Capaldi was offered a 4th season but he turned it down.
And I know that Hartnell appeared older, but he was actually about the same age as Capaldi, here is the list of The Doctors by age in their first FULL episode (not including special actors like Richard Hurndall, John Hurt and David Bradley)
From Youngest to Oldest
13. Matt Smith-28 in "The Eleventh Hour" (2010)
12. Peter Davison-30 in "Castrovalva" (1982)
11. David Tennant-34 in "The Christmas Invasion" (2005)
10. Jodie Whittaker-36 in "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018)
9. Paul Mcgann-36 in "Doctor Who" (1996)
8. Tom Baker-40 in "Robot" (1974-1975)
7. Colin Baker-40 in "The Twin Dilemma" (1984)
6. Christopher Eccleston-41 in "Rose" (2005)
5. Slyvester Mccoy-44 in "Time and The Rani" (1987)
4. Patrick Troughton-46 in "Power of the Daleks" (1966)
3. Jon Pertwee-50 in "Spearhead from Space" (1970)
2. William Hartnell-55 in "An Unearthly Child" (1963)
1. Peter Capaldi-56 in "Deep Breath" (2014)
I gotta catch up the whole Capaldi Doc first, then I'll check her out. I've gotta admit it will feel a bit strange after seeing him as a man since I started watching in the early seventies, but I am open to anything as long as the sage continues. As mentioned above, it's the story that will make it or break it for me. If that's good, all's good. :) Long live the Doc.
Romana of Tom Baker years pretty much threw away several forms just to pick out the one she liked best (Destiny of the Daleks - short clip of it happening, heh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxnbP0ZV96A ) Baker gives some funny reactions to some of those bodies. I'm not sure if they ever rationalized that right. She didn't die to need the regeneration. It was the switch from Tamm to Ward playing the part that precipitated it and Romana finally took the body of Princess Astra that she liked.