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July 16th, 2017 1,093 comments

Jodie Whittaker Announced As The 13th Doctor

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  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 9:04pm

    Had this decision been taken in the eighties it would have been better received, a whole set of regenerations and never once female? According to Moffat gender is fluid on Gallifrey? Well I watched since the early 70s and it was never ever mentioned until 3 years or so ago in “The Doctors Wife”
    Strange that isn’t it Moffat?

  • Tim M

    July 16th, 2017 - 9:02pm

    I can accept the Doctor has changed and will be female. But if they change the Tardis or Theme tune, it may as well be a different series completely.

  • Shaun

    July 16th, 2017 - 9:01pm

    Hmm – it would be interesting if the 13th Doctor teamed up with Susan, who was now male! ‘Oh, Grandmother’!!!

  • The Moment

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:59pm

    A great casting! People will disagree, but why can’t the Doctor be female. And to attract someone as talented as Jodie Whittaker is amazing. I cannot wait for Series 11. Doctor Who is in safe hands. Also the reveal and other trailer does not feature the current DW logo, does that mean a change in logo for series 11?

  • Doctor Stu

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:58pm

    They should have a gay male companion because people say they’re sick of the Doctor – companion romance

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:58pm

    Perfectly saw the possibility of it coming (Moffat left enough clues with in universe tinkering) but HOPED for the central character they wouldn’finally ACTUALLY do it.

  • Josh smith

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:56pm

    Not watching doctor who new series anymore RIP doctor who 1963-2010

  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:53pm

    Do you mean yes?

  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:53pm

    RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND, are you the bloke from The Vicar Of Dibbly?

  • Tony Betts

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:46pm

    Dreeves you are correct about Terry Nation, that is a mistake on my part, although he certainly was involved with the series early on. I do not dislike Jodie Whittaker, she is a good actress, I just do not buy into the idea that the Doctor after so many years suddenly regenerates into a woman, it doesn’t make sense. For my part, a person growing up watching since the 60’s, I cannot see the Doctor as a woman, not now, not ever. But you and R1ch1e are entitled to your opinions

  • booboo

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:45pm

    there is an initial, and in all honesty expected backlash (the youtube thumbs down are massive compared to the Capaldi and Smith reveals), but i suspect many will watch and it very much depends on what happens on screen from then onwards.

  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:44pm

    No but her dad was advanced in the way of the force! And could wipe out the whole Time Lord race if he wanted to. And we wouldn’t be having this conversation then

  • Disappointed

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:41pm

    Doesn’t anyone remember, we have Time Lord’s and Times Lady’s. If the BBC wanted to increase marked appeal incorporate a Time Lady into the series, or a spin off. After all Romana could be brought back as she was in an alternate universe. A strong, intelligent character just waiting to be developed.

  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:41pm

    The Doctor was originally written for a man and has been up until today?

  • Doctor Stu

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:41pm

    The Doctor has been a man for nearly 900 episodes can we please at least give a female Doctor a chance for the next 13 episodes and then decide if you hate her from there

  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:38pm

    Depends if she is still female or not.

  • Exterminator

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:37pm

    Somebody above in the comments has likened it to the flop ghostbusters reboot.

  • Exterminator

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:35pm


  • pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:34pm

    Moffat is to blame, he is responsible for the split in the fan base!

  • Doctorsmith12

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:33pm

    we might get a MALE companion??

    P.S: its good to return to this page after nearly 3 years

  • Paul walukiewicz

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:32pm

    Using my maths I have calculated that the bbc might have just lost about half their viewers(this is using poll results above ) now how do you feel . I’m sorry but a female doctor is absurd how come it’s only been in the last 2-3 years that the idea of switching genders through regeneration has come about there has been no problem with the doctor being a man in the past so why is there now why does he have to switch genders this is a disgrace
    #goodbye doctor who

  • Doctorfan

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:29pm

    They sadly aren’t the only one.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:29pm

    Why can no one just revive a show/take it over, not upset too many premise applecarts,not peddle too many implicit political biases/agendas , take advantage of the best modern sets/effects affordable for TV now and just make great dramatic stories that knock our socks off?

  • Michael

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:27pm


  • Sid Rat

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:24pm

    I’ll reserve judgement. She might be brilliant, she might be rubbish, but given that she’s a good actress, it might be the scripts and not her that lets the 13th Doctor. She may be so good that she might carry any poor episodes. No way of knowing yet.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:23pm

    Difference is, Princess Leia isn’t from an advanced alien race that can change all the cells in their body.

  • booboo

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:20pm


    “This is the lady of The Tardis Speaking”

  • Borg

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:18pm

    1) This is a horrible decision I don’t see a 14th Doctor in the future.
    2) I will create a fanfic series about what would have happened if Peter had a good regeneration. And not gone down the toilet.
    3) Moffat has had some good writing. Chibnall has not.

  • Kendo

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:16pm

    When there was talk of a woman doctor in the 80s Patricia Routledge was always my choice!!!

  • Borg

    July 16th, 2017 - 8:15pm

    Form what land do you come?