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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.

All forms of gender-based workplace discrimination are absolute garbage. But there's a particular kind of noxiousness to the wage gap between male and female actors, because unlike with many other professions, actors' pay is often public knowledge. Thankfully, we can report the BBC's Doctor Who is paying Jodie Whittaker the same as her predecessor, Peter Capaldi. She made sure of 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.

As with every Doctor, it's all about the look. Whether it's a pinstripe suit, a hole-filled jumper or the fez-that-shall-not-be-named, there's something about how the Doctor dresses that inspires love (and cosplay inspiration) among millions of fans. When Jodie Whittaker makes her Doctor Who debut she'll be rocking a new look she helped create.

For the first time in nearly 55 years of phonebox-based time travel, Doctor Who's starring Time Lord is officially being played by a woman. But according to incoming star Jodie Whittaker, her gender, while important, is just the first step in making the Doctor a role attainable by people from all walks of life.

Peter Capaldi has long been a treasured member of the Doctor Who family, for reasons that go beyond his role on the show - like his geeking out over his longtime fandom, or sending heartfelt letters to younger fans of his now-retired Doctor. He may have passed the sonic screwdriver to the Thirteenth Doctor, but he'll always be the Doctor at heart, as shown in this latest letter to a boy worried about the pain of regeneration.

After more than 50 years, two separate TV series, countless showrunners, hundreds of radio dramas, and more than a dozens of men in the leading role, Doctor Who has finally a brought a woman in the title role - and you can watch her regeneration, seen in yesterday's Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor Christmas special, in its entirety (along with Peter Capaldi's final moments as the Twelfth Doctor.