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July 16th, 2017 1,093 comments

Jodie Whittaker Announced As The 13th Doctor

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1,093 comments

  • Pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:04pm

    Not a bigot just right.

  • Jackson

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:04pm

    I agree completely! Doctor Who is only with us today because of change, and we should be grateful that it is being led by people courageous and open-minded enough to push the programme into the 21st century.

    It’s about time!

  • Anonymous

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:02pm

    So what if they’ve only looked at female actors. With every previous doctor they’ve only looked at male actors. The shows growing stale and needs a bog change to revitalise it. This could be that change

  • Anonymous

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:01pm

    Merchandise is the big question? The BBC rumours of a new ‘David Tennant Type’ to invigorate sales seem’s to have been unfounded after all. I considered Billie Piper as Rose in 2005 a terrible choice, but she turned out to be a fine actress & a good companion. This is like Star Trek all over again. I think certain ‘fans’ are more likely to destroy the show with their own vitriol, whilst proving they have no understanding of the show’s actual ‘ethos’

  • Pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:01pm

    Exactly Sam.

  • Doctor Stu

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:00pm

    I’d have loved Joanna Lumely XD, come here sweetie, darling, sweetie… facing off against the Daleks ‘don’t talk to me like that you piece of dribble (blank)”

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 16th, 2017 - 6:00pm

    They did that LONG AGO.Nnw witness the result.

  • NoMore

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:59pm

    Could be the last change though.

  • Anonymous

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:59pm

    Love this choice. Shes a fantastic actor.
    For all those complaining about her because the doctor has always been a man think about this. Once upon a time the doctor had always been William Hartnell then one day this changed. Now this has changed to. Doctor Who is a show about change. If it didn’t change it would’ve ended decades ago.
    In terms of story this makes complete sense. If your changing every cell in your body, rewriting every single one why wouldn’t that include your chromosomes. It doesn’t make sense that the doctors always been male.
    Every single regeneration since 4 there has been rumours about a female doctor. Its good to finally get it over with and day yes the doctor can be a woman so we can stop a debate that’s been going on for decades.

  • Exterminator

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:58pm

    Unpack the sonic lipstick.

  • Pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:57pm

    Yes but Dave it didn’t have to be such a big change! It’s a shame really because it never had to happen.

  • Doctor Stu

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:57pm

    It’s not a gimmick, he’s the new writer, it’s now his character and he wanted the character to be a woman so it’s his vision not a gimmick

  • Exterminator

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:55pm

    I wish Jodie Whittaker luck, I hope she’s not superstitious being unlucky number 13! I’m sure she’ll be great.

    Remember, having a female Doctor Who on tv is better than having NO Doctor Who on tv!

    I absolutely loved what Michelle Gomez did with the Master character so I’m sure everything will be ok. Let’s give her a chance and show her some love and support.

  • bob fox

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:55pm

    i will be watching but
    i did watch time and the rani

  • Pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:54pm

    This was always going to happen, it was inevitable.

  • Neal T

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:53pm

    On a plus note we still have Big Finish 🙂

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:52pm

    Chibnall said the 13th Doctor was always going to be a woman.
    He said: “I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice.

    from bbc website

    i thought he said it wasn’t going to be a gimmick

  • Pats86

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:51pm

    You do right to voice your concerns The Monk, I feel similar to you but I will give it a go at least, I implore you to do the same and if you don’t like it then stop watching.
    You are the kind of person true fans want to see watching the show, it’s your favourite TV show just as much as anyone else’s, give it a shot mate at least.
    I fully understand those who are against thus move, I myself am not happy with it but as a 46 year old fan I am not prepared to give up on it yet. Look on the bright side…no more Moffat and surely it means better writing….doesn’t it?

  • siberman

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:51pm

    Oh, I forgot to mention that I will be giving her a chance before making my mind up before you think I’m a misogynistic dinosaur. Just thought that the BBC seems to have pandered to the PC brigade.

  • bob fox

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:50pm

    unlucky 13

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:49pm

    no no no

  • booboo

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:49pm

    the fact they cast a female surprised me but its doesn’t bother me, I for one would have loved Joanna Lumley in the role 30 years ago!

    I can however understand both sides and it seems split 50/50

    Its a very brave move however, it could make or break the show, i do have concerns on the merchandise side of things though.

  • Stop that TARDIS!

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:48pm

    Can I just say, if you’re happy for this choice, good! I’m happy for you! But please if somebody isn’t happy about it don’t assume they’re an awful person and hates them for female! I would’ve prefered Kris and personally am sad it’s not him. Let’s all let each other have opinions and not be rude 🙂

  • siberman

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:47pm

    I personally think that the BBC has finally worked out how to alienate a majority of their Dr Who fan base with a view to at last axing the show. The only way they could have done worse would be to have cast Scarlett Muppet – sorry I mean Moffatt as the Dr.

  • Stop that TARDIS!

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:47pm

    Wow, thanks for letting me have my opinion. Either accept it or you’re an awful person without rational reasons, smh.

  • prototype dalek

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:46pm

    Nope, both male. No point lying really in a argument like this, its an endless thing

  • paul

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:46pm

    ridiculous won’t be watching ,this is a male role shall we change barbie to a bunch of fellas just because we can.

    my son 11 is upset and funny enough my daughter who is 17 thinks this is stupid as well. PC gone mad definitely list viewers here!!

    The BBC is shambolic

  • Stop that TARDIS!

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:45pm

    Again agree! I feel like if they wanted a lead time lord who’s a female, bring back romana

  • Anonymous

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:44pm

    I totally agree!

  • DannyTheNerd

    July 16th, 2017 - 5:43pm

    What do you think on this decision booboo?

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