It said any fans harbouring doubts about Whittaker as the Doctor should have nothing to fear.
Also on Sunday, Barbie made the announcement that the Doctor Who Barbie doll would be available for purchase.
Her Thirteenth Doctor is now available for order from Mattel and other outlets, for delivery by December 3, in plenty of time for the holidays.
"Jodie's performance feels both familiar and unrecognisable, which is surely everything a new Doctor should be". Directed by Jamie Childs, "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" introduced Whovians to the Doctor's new friends, Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yaz (Mandip Gill), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).
Not that you'd have expected that so early on in the season anyway, but there was admittedly more death in that first episode than some would have suspected.
What do you expect to see on Doctor Who this season? It is way too early to gauge where Whittaker fits in the pantheon of Doctors, but her hyperactive, clever and amusing performance brought to mind a greatest hits package of Christopher Ecclestone (the Ninth Doctor) and David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), with less of the darkness that has been favoured of late.
Nevertheless, to deny that the decision to cast a woman as the Doctor is a historic moment is to understate the bravery of the new production team, led by Chris Chibnall (of Torchwood and Broadchurch fame), and of Whittaker in particular. It takes extra time to convert from centimeters and all.
The episode was a pretty solid opening for a Doctor. Even at the expense of her own life.
The Verdict: If this first adventure is any indicator of the season to come, series 11 of Doctor Who is off to a brilliant start.
If you're a fan of the show already, it's got everything you'd expect. While it's easy to miss some of the show's hallmarks - the title sequence, the TARDIS - here's hoping the show will find them along the way just as the Doctor and her companions search for her time-space machine. American Whovians had grown accustomed to watching episodes hours later, but that wasn't the case this time.