In less than a week, Doctor Who will be changed forever by the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, the first woman to play the role...officially speaking. The debate about Time Lord gender has been a part of Doctor Who for decades, but before Whittaker, Doctor Who at large has given us a few unusual stories to imagine what a female Doctor would be like.
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Times change, and so does the Doctor — so now that Jodie Whittaker is the latest incarnation of Doctor Who’s Time Lord adventurer, Adam Hargreaves’ line of Doctor Who/Mr Men mashup books is adding a Little Miss. We can exclusively reveal the first look at Dr Thirteenth, the latest Doctor Who take on the endlessly charming world of Roger Hargreaves’ children’s books.
When the Thirteenth Doctor’s rainbow-accented costume was first revealed, I was admittedly a little reticent. I didn’t dislike it, per se, but there was a quirkiness to it which made it stand out much more than the typical aesthetics of Doctor Who’s modern Time Lord couture.
But the more and more we see of season 11, the more the ensemble really works.
Acting is a tough business. Acting like you’re an ethereal, centuries-old being innately aware of the turn of the cosmos and with a mastery of time and space? Even tougher! But you too can pull it off if you have an iPhone, a box of wires, and the 13-year professional acting career of Jodie Whittaker. Some of which might be easier to acquire than others.
A new Doctor on the way for the BBC’s Doctor Who can only mean one thing: Fresh merchandise to go with the new look attached to the whole new incarnation of the universe’s favourite Time Lord. Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor is no exception — and her first batch of toys is surprisingly imminent.
Last week, an incomplete scene featuring Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor surreptitiously hit the web, giving fans eager for leaks and spoilers a taste of what to expect from the next season of Doctor Who.
But while in the entertainment business leaks and spoilers are part and parcel of the industry, in this case, the BBC is none too pleased about it.
The casting of a new Doctor on the BBC's Doctor Who is pretty much a top-secret operation - especially so when, as was the case with the latest incarnation of the Time Lord, the casting was a major upheaval to over half a century of the show. How secret? So secret that new Who star Jodie Whittaker practically went straight from her reveal to the set.
This Christmas, Doctor Who will undergo one of the biggest transformations in its 54-year history: For the first time, the Doctor will regenerate into a woman. But outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat has decided now, three weeks before he's effectively done with the series, is the best time to put his foot in his mouth over the change.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the 13th Doctor has finally arrived. Sure, Jodie Whittaker might have been cast as Doctor Who's groundbreaking new Doctor months ago, but does a Time Lord truly arrive until they're dressed for the occasion?
This week, the BBC unveiled the identity of the 13th Doctor, and as with all Doctor Who castings, there was inevitable complaining -- some more than usual however, because the 13th Doctor is Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor. Today the BBC released its official response to the complaints, and it's basically, "It's canon, so deal with it."
Today saw a momentous moment in Doctor Who history unfold: Jodie Whittaker was unveiled as the first woman to officially play the Doctor in 54 years of the show. She's now also spoken out for the first time, offering fans a simple message: have faith in the change that Doctor Who has always been about.
It's been 165 days since we heard that Peter Capaldi's time on Doctor Who was up. Now, we finally know that it's going to be just a few short days until we meet his successor.