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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker announced as 13th Doctor

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#1 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:42 PM

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker announced as 13th Doctor

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Actor who rose to fame in Broadchurch is first woman to play the Doctor in BBC drama, replacing Peter Capaldi

And here is the BBC News article, and the official announcement on twitter.  The tweet includes a video, and since that will not embed, here it is on youtube:  :cool:



So there we have it!  :D

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

Goodbye, Doctor Capaldi.  Posted Image  Hello, Doctor Whittaker.  Posted Image

And now the question is, when will the next season start?  2019?  2020?  :D
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

*Waits for the internet to break* :lol:
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

I dunno.  It's just too early for me to get excited.

We've seen no costume (which is what really sold Capaldi to me before seeing him in action), and certainly no real scene with her, so it's difficult for me to gauge the character.

Well, I'll be waiting for the Christmas special which is where I'd expect her to make her debut even as Capaldi departs.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:00 PM

^^  They have a really good track record with casting, so I'm confident. I'm just sorry to see Capaldi go. He was my favorite of the modern Doctors. I hope they do more "Multiple Doctor" stories.

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*Waits for the internet to break* :lol:  
Nah. Nobody really cares. Just a half dozen weirdos and a million desperate sock puppets.  :D
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 12:13 PM

I love this news. It's about time we see a female Doctor. I haven't seen anything that Jodie Whittaker has done but that was the same for the other modern Doctors as well. I have faith that they've hired the best actress for the role.

I wonder if we will have a male companion now?

While the Internet didn't break, people are freaking out and it's just sad. This won't ruin the show. If they don't like Whittaker's take on the Doctor that's one thing. No actor has been loved by the entire fandom so Whittaker won't be different in the regard. However, if people hate her just because she's a woman then they're just idiots.

While it took me a while to warm up to Capaldi's Doctor, I am going to miss him. He brought a different energy to the role than Tennant or Smith. I hope he gets a good send-off.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:28 PM

I do find it curious that they chose to reveal her in this manner.  They had an entire tv special when they announced Capaldi.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:24 PM

^^  I don't think I ever saw that.

View PostVirgil Vox, on 20 July 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

I love this news. It's about time we see a female Doctor. I haven't seen anything that Jodie Whittaker has done but that was the same for the other modern Doctors as well. I have faith that they've hired the best actress for the role.  
I prefer seeing actors that I don't know as the Doctor. Although technically we had seen Capaldi before in supporting roles.

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I wonder if we will have a male companion now?  
I was thinking about that, too. Doing that would imply that there was some sexual component to his selections, but they may feel compelled for demographic reasons.

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While the Internet didn't break, people are freaking out and it's just sad. This won't ruin the show. If they don't like Whittaker's take on the Doctor that's one thing. No actor has been loved by the entire fandom so Whittaker won't be different in the regard. However, if people hate her just because she's a woman then they're just idiots.  
I'm not convinced all of the freaking out is genuine.  :lol:
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:14 PM

Praise to new showrunner Chris Chibnell and his creative team for having the courage to shake things up a bit.

Speculations on 13.

1.  Keeping with the current hot-chicks-that-kick-butt meme, especially popular following the success of the Wonder Woman movie, I predict 13 will be a hands on action Doctor, like Jon Pertwee or Diana Rigg from The Avengers.  Stand by for a lot of Venusian Aikido.

2.  If this proves correct, then Jodie's costume(s) would probably be designed to allow for a lot of athletic movement.  But expect gowns and dresses from time to time to show off the fact 13 is in fact female. The ability to run well on camera has certainly been a fixture of Dr. Who since its re-launching.  Jodie did a lot of jogging in Broadchurch so she certainly has the physicality for the role.

3.  Will 13 have a female companion, or a male companion, or both?  Since the Christmas Special features the First Doctor, I suspect a nice call back would be for 13 to have both male and female companions simultaneously.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:27 PM

Oh, I really hope they don't turn the Doctor into an action hero. The Doctor's super-power is to out-think the enemy.
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

I think that's up to the new showrunner.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:24 PM

What?!?
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#13 G-man

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Posted Today, 05:18 AM

I thought you had heard.  Moffat is leaving along with Capaldi and a new showrunner will be taking over with the new Doctor.

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Edited by G-man, Today, 05:19 AM.

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Posted Today, 05:29 PM

I know, I was just being silly-- "What, the showrunner gets to decide what the show is about?"  :lol:
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