Thirteenth Doctor Revealed

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The BBC have announced that the thirteenth doctor will be Jodie Whittaker. This will cause quite a stir as Jodie will be the first female taking the lead role in Doctor Who.

She was revealed in a Doctor Who trailer that was broadcast on BBC One at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final. The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's Christmas special. Jodie will make her debut on the show this Christmas.

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Please do share your thoughts and comments about the first female Doctor, below.

Written by TonyMayhew on Jul 16, 2017

Comments

AJakof posted 4 days ago

Every time a new doctor regenerates, people are crying out loud, that the only real doctor was [insert your favorite doctor here], and the new one could not possibly replace the old one. And guess what: They were never supposed to!

Nonetheless it is nothing new, that people are shouting now. However it is a shame, that they are focusing on gender instead of the usual stuff. Missy set the precedence that regenerations are not bound to the same gender, so to all you "the doctor is a man"-guys: Get over it and give her the same chance, as you gave all the others before her! I don't know her, but as far as I know, she is supposed to be a good actress.

I think, a woman may bring a whole lot of new possibilities to the character. Just think about the scene(s), when the doctor discovers him-/herself, that she is a woman now. He might have gotten used to being a man just as much as the audience has. He knows intellectually, that it could happen, but discovering for herself that it happened is something entirely different and I expect a lot of fun to watch.

VladimirZimin posted 4 days ago

All the jokes about female doctor are already not funny:)

RubyNyu posted 7 days ago

After two boring seasons, they have gotten my interest.

R.Ed_W posted 7 days ago

Still NOT Ginger.

gazza911 posted 8 days ago

Unfortunately that's the way it is - if you change, it seems like it's out of obligation.

If you don't then you're not seen as progressive enough.

Personally I don't mind, but they said that they always wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman. I would have preferred if they weren't looking based on gender, but solely on what they could bring to the role.

(I'm not saying she shouldn't have got the role, just that it seems to have been a given)

Anyway, I guess we'll see at Christmas.

tnt posted 8 days ago

It was inevitable in our times of PC and stuff. It's actually should be a black actress of asian descent :))) And there was so many jokes about The Doctor being a woman, so it was doomed to happen )))

On the serious note I'd say why not. A bit controversial though, so it could either be a breath of fresh air or a complete disaster. But definitely interesting to watch. And the result will heavily depend on who will be the Doctor's companion and how real the chemistry is gonna be.

@Jan thanks, never seen this sketch, it's hilarious )) Make me think though, that maybe Atkinson is really could be a good choice for the 14th Doctor, if the series survive of course :)

LadyShelley posted 8 days ago

Not thrilled they cast a woman, female characters are just boring to me. This also reeks of casting to shut the fanboys up. I'm willing to give it a chance and see, but, nope not very excited.

Jan posted 9 days ago

Reminds me of the Rowan Atkinson sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-wDPoC6GM

TonyMayhew posted 9 days ago

Honestly, I know very little about her, which I quite like. I'm one of the few people that never watched Broadchurch. I absolutely will give her a chance & not judge beforehand.

If it works, great! Anything has to be better than Capaldi :)

MTQueenie posted 9 days ago

Not about her being a good actress or not. The Doctor is and always has been a man, seriously this is like casting a bloke to play Wonder Woman.

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