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July 16th, 2017 983 comments

Jodie Whittaker Announced As The 13th Doctor

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  • Tim M

    July 18th, 2017 - 9:37am

    I think in the first set of 12 regenerations the Doctor could and would only be male. I believe this the same of the Master. But during the ‘Time War’ people like Rassilon and the Master were resurrected. They and others are gifted a new set of regenerations, only this time, Time Lord technology has now made it possible to not only change face, but also gender. We know Missy is from the Master’s new regeneration cycle, and we now know the Doctor will be female from his new regeneration cycle. The original regeneration cycle doesn’t allow for gender change. It’s the next cycle of regenerations that allow and enable it. This is just a theory, but it would go some way to answering why the Doctor is now female, and hasn’t been before.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:42am

      In Hell Bent, the General said that her previous incarnation was the only time she had been a man. This may suggest that a change of gender isn’t actually all that common for Time Lords (so gender isn’t fluid as it has been suggested by some) and they tend to go back to their original gender afterwards. Also note how the guy next to her assumed the General would still be male. Though this is of course only going by one scene in the worst series finale of the show it does mean that the Doctor regenerating into a woman despite being a man in all his previous incarnations does make sense.

    • Doctor you

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:52am

      I like this theory lots. what I thought originally was that the more regenerations a time lord goes through the more likely they are to change gender because each regen could causes slight altering of their core DNA allowing for more and more change. And after 12+ regenerations the possibility to change gender increases.

    • Tim M

      July 18th, 2017 - 11:08am

      In ‘The War Games’ at the Doctor’s trial, the Doctor is clearly only shown Male faces. Clearly at this point in Time Lord time, gender change wasn’t possible. This is a more recent occurrence and development, maybe something developed on both Gallifrey and Karn.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      July 18th, 2017 - 11:43am

      Fair point about The War Games. Good theory then.

    • Tim M

      July 18th, 2017 - 12:54pm

      It’s only a theory. But all I’m trying to do is give people a reasonable explanation as to why the Doctor is now female, but hasn’t been before. A new regenerative life cycle clearly comes with new abilities and wider changes. The Time Lords have clearly been a dominate male domain for centuries. Later events clearly made them realise that a Time Lord needs connection to it’s male and female side. Maybe they felt a better and varied balance and approach would be better to defeat the Daleks and end the Time War?

    • Kendo

      July 18th, 2017 - 1:38pm

      Sure Moffatt will come up with an explanation in the Xmas special . I wouldn’t be surprised if she forgets all her previous incarnations altogether And sets off as if brand new.

    • Bosh

      July 18th, 2017 - 3:45pm

      i think maybe he could end up on Karn and the sisterhood offer the choice like they did the 8th and he says “something different…..”

  • Aiden Gooch

    July 18th, 2017 - 12:29am

    As Colin baker said on his twitter she’s the doctor wether you like it or not

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  • cyberized

    July 18th, 2017 - 12:06am

    I feel the Doctor will be good as long as shes funny like Missy, serious like her 12th incarnation and has the personality of her former companion, who shall remain nameless as i dont want to be trolled

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  • The Werewolf

    July 17th, 2017 - 11:25pm

    I hope that it her companion is male, it is a young, attractive male rather than a bumbling one. It would be nice to see a companion that I found attractive, as other male fans have had that for years.

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  • Gareth

    July 17th, 2017 - 10:12pm

    I cant except the 13th doctor as a woman. Woman work better as companians. I think give it a series and watch the show crash and burn. Having any poster or picture of all the doctors with the 13th doctor on will be like playing a game to spot the odd one out. Master to missy and now male to female doctor i dread to think whats next. K9 to kitty the robot cat probably. Wonder if chibnull is beginning to write his book on how to ruin a classic tv series.

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    • The Living Shadow

      July 17th, 2017 - 10:21pm

      I’m curious. Why do you think women work better as companions? (And we might still get a female companion).

    • Gareth

      July 19th, 2017 - 11:13pm

      I felt sometimes they were leading the doctor. Some of them are strong characters like martha before she went to torchwood. No one can really say woman arent represented well in doctor who they had the perfect balance male doctor and female companion. It shouldnt be a female companion because their needs to be a balance. We live in a fair society boys need role models to.

  • T.A

    July 17th, 2017 - 9:46pm

    After a lot of thinking I decided, its new and something different and it could be one of the best things to happen to doctor who. To the people who are not on board with this, it was going to happen sooner or later. The Doctor will not always be a female so just wait, even if it might be four years.

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    • R1ch1e

      July 17th, 2017 - 10:39pm

      Yes yes i agree completely. This has been a possibility since Tom Baker left in the 80s. To me it’s never been a case of IF we get a lady to play the Doctor, but WHEN!

  • Moe

    July 17th, 2017 - 9:34pm

    Want to add that I just feel the Doctir has been male all along ans if he can change genders then maybe he can change species too and why not regenerate into a helpful lassie dog.
    Just kiddin people

    But really I am disappointed this iconic show will not wntertain me and my family like before.

    If want a female Doctor Who – then do a spin off of a MS Doctor or something.

    Do not change the main character that has held our attention for fifty years.

    He is what he is.

    Of course it is just a show so hardly matters. LOL

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    • Anonymous

      July 17th, 2017 - 10:03pm

      You DO realise the irony of the phrase “Do not change the main character” when referring to The Doctor? Then again, you did just compare a woman Doctor to a dog… so I’m not entirely sure.

  • Moe

    July 17th, 2017 - 9:24pm

    I just totally have no interest in a female Doctor Who.
    Wont even force myself to try it.
    The new generation will probably enjoy it but after many years of the Doctor being the male Doctor I just like that perspective.
    Missy was played brilliantly but I never accepted her as Simm -Master and was so glad he was back in the last show
    I am not a PC person so that wont sway me.
    Nope. Dont think it will work for me

    Good luck to her though – not her fault

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  • Spamella

    July 17th, 2017 - 8:29pm

    I think it will be quite interesting to see how Jodie plays the part of the female doctor for we had a female master who played her part quite well. only time will tell.

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    • Pats86

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:56pm

      Who was this female master who played the part quite well? Surely you can’t be talking about Gomez!

    • Adam

      July 17th, 2017 - 11:01pm

      Gomez is a very fine actress…but the character of Missy ‘poppins’ is pretty awful! Yet she’ll be back next series to face off against this new ‘alternate universe’ timelady….Sonic umbrellas and hair curlers at the ready! Oh it’s going to be…

    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:44am

      I agree, I’m not the biggest fan of Missy. She was alright in The Doctor Falls and Lie of the Land, but those are the only times I’ve not actually minded her.

  • techruyc

    July 17th, 2017 - 8:14pm

    Looks interesting!

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  • Edna Pearce

    July 17th, 2017 - 7:58pm

    People seem to want this one both ways. They’re saying that a female Time Lord doesn’t affect the character in any meaningful way, whilst also arguing that a five-decade break with tradition isn’t a gimmick.
    But if it isn’t a gimmick, then why did Chibnall only want a woman for the part? If gender doesn’t matter and it’s not a gimmick? Why audition solely for a female?
    The answer is of course that it’s a gimmick. Why it’s the very definition of a gimmick. The decision defies all logic unless the casting choice was intended solely as a gimmick. Because ‘gender doesn’t matter.’ So if gender doesn’t matter (i.e. it has no intrinsic value), why audition only females?
    “A gimmick is a novel device or idea designed primarily to attract attention or increase appeal, often with little intrinsic value.”
    That’s why ^

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    • The Living Shadow

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:33pm

      He can still have preferences. Maybe he just has a really clear plan of where he wants to take the show. From other interviews on the subject, this would definitely seem the case. He’s been said to have a “Five-Year Plan” for the show that includes risks. In my opinion it seems very obvious that Chris Chibnall has a vision of what he wants to do. Which is very reassuring, as many of Moffat’s flaws stem from a lack of long-term planning, resulting in various disappointing solutions.

    • Tim M

      July 17th, 2017 - 11:55pm

      Chibnall has a ‘Five Year Plan’?….He better write the best he’s ever written then. At the moment, I think it will be lucky to last 5 episodes. As I’ve said previously, I have no problem with a female Doctor. But like anyone cast in the role (male or female), I question the suitability of that actor in the role. Now I know Jodie Whittaker is a fine actress. But I really can’t see her as the Doctor. The part played by whoever needs a degree of gravitas. I don’t feel that with her. It feels more like a light weight Doctor. Diet Doctor even. She certainly wouldn’t have made my list of potential female Doctors. I hope I’m proved wrong, and if she is written well then there is a chance.

    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:49am

      From what Whittaker said, it sounded like Chris Chibnall headhunted her to play the new Doctor. It might not be a case of ‘defo gonna be a woman not a man’ rather ‘I think this person is exactly what I want for the role’.

  • The One & Only

    July 17th, 2017 - 7:48pm

    The only thing I don’t like about the 13th doctor trailer is the clearly photoshopped & incorrect TARDIS exterior.

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    • Doctor Stu

      July 17th, 2017 - 7:58pm

      I said that but got shut down pretty quickly and I don’t really know why but you’re right it’s just the common promo pic of the tenth doctors TARDIS that they used to use absolutely everywhere

    • Pats86

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:32pm

      Cutbacks.

  • prettyinpink

    July 17th, 2017 - 7:44pm

    Talk about unlucky number 13!! Sorry but this has ruined it for me and my 10 year old son. He doesn’t even want to watch the Christmas special as he doesn’t see the point with knowing how bad the ending is going to be. For one it shouldn’t even be a female come on people time LORD!!! And if you are stupid enough to have a female why such a dull one. I mean you only have to watch one episode of broadchurch and you can see how much little personality this woman has. She was the worst charcter in the whole thing. This is the end for us we will not be watching and hoping next series we get rid and come to our senses and get a time LORD!

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    • Tim M

      July 17th, 2017 - 7:56pm

      Indeed. Jodie Whittaker isn’t the obvious choice for an ideal female Doctor. There are many other women more suitable. It’s a pity in some ways that Michelle Gomez played the Master/Missy. She would have been an excellent choice of Doctor. Toned down performance of course.

    • booboo

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:07pm

      I can go into this with an open mind as I don’t watch broadchurch and have not seen her in anything really so it will all be new to me

    • The Living Shadow

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:37pm

      She’s fantastic in the movie ‘Attack the Block’, and the play ‘Antigone’ on stage.It’s fair that we all have preferences, but I wouldn’t give up on her so easily.

    • Pats86

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:40pm

      Although do not want a female Doctor I think that is a little unfair prettyinpink, she needs to be given a chance to show what she can do and then we can really make our minds up.
      The more I hear about this decision the more it becomes a clear gimmick, but we cannot do anything about it now so as far as I’m concerned I will give it a go, I’ve watched this since I was a kid in the early seventies. If I don’t like the new direction I will will stop watching but as much as I have argued my case for the Doctor staying male long before this shoe horned change I will not give up on it yet, she has the chance to this fans mind at least.

    • Adam

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:42pm

      Agree prettyinpink…Whittaker is just a run of the mill bland actress..nothing more

    • Pats86

      July 17th, 2017 - 9:01pm

      Adam, We can’t do anything about it now ad much as we would like to, we either go with it or leave it. And it pains me to have to say that, it really does : (

    • Festus

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:18am

      Ive never seen her so don’t know what she’s like as an actress, i have no problem with a female doctor but she feels like a generic choice like Kate Lethbridge Stewart. Could have picked someone a little more quirky but ill wait to see her in action.

  • R1ch1e

    July 17th, 2017 - 7:40pm

    Trevor Baxter has died. Rest in peace professor Litefoot!

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    • Tim M

      July 17th, 2017 - 7:58pm

      No more ‘Jago and Litefoot’. R.I.P Trevor Baxter.

    • Adam

      July 17th, 2017 - 11:13pm

      Pats86..I know it’s a done deal but i’m still pretty angry and saddened not only with the casting decision but the spin the BBC are putting on it…

    • Pats86

      July 18th, 2017 - 6:41am

      Adam, what makes it worse for me is that it appears she was given the role from a mate, when you read her interview she was encouraged to go for the role long before auditions took place, call it a gimmick if you like, but it is a set up, none of the other actors had a chance?

    • Festus

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:16am

      Loved Jago & Litefoot, would brighten up my day listening to it whilst riding the bus to work, really sad.

    • Adam

      July 18th, 2017 - 11:05am

      Pats86..Yep this piece of stunt casting was a done deal for a while..the BBC just wanted a female in the role…it didn’t matter who the actress was…

  • Tim M

    July 17th, 2017 - 7:11pm

    I don’t think the Daleks should be in Jodie Whittaker’s first story. I would have the Weeping Angels in her first story. So long as Moffat allows them to be used and written by someone else. They are a modern and popular classic monster. Unforgivably underused during Capaldi’s run.

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      July 17th, 2017 - 9:08pm

      That could work. Good, well-known monsters which haven’t been overused recently (e.g. the Cybermen have featured prominently in Capaldi’s era) and it gives the Daleks a slightly longer break so their inevitable return makes more of an impact. I’d like a big Dalek series finale in which we don’t know the Daleks are returning – like in series one.

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      July 17th, 2017 - 9:09pm

      Speaking of which, no Cybermen in series 11 please. Not unless someone has a really great idea for them. Let’s give the Cybermen a bit of a break.

    • T.A

      July 17th, 2017 - 9:54pm

      The cybermen need to be used better. Make them great not the pawn off someone evil master mind like the missy in dark water or the masters at the beginning of the doctor falls, and please bring back the tomb of the cybermen designs back and upgraded them like the mondasium cybermen.

    • cyberized

      July 18th, 2017 - 12:00am

      Id like to see those infamous Raxacoricofallapatorians return. Love those farting Slitheen

    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:54am

      I would like to see a popular NuWho villain return, but one that doesn’t have many appearances. Something like the Judoon perhaps?

  • Dalekparadigm2

    July 17th, 2017 - 6:54pm

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if as a result of false regenerations or using regenerative energy willy nilly caused Jodie’s Doctor to have some sort of mental illness like split personality or bi-polar or something like that?

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    • R1ch1e

      July 17th, 2017 - 7:30pm

      I like that! That would be really interesting!

  • Puddle

    July 17th, 2017 - 6:53pm

    I think next season will start with high ratings but by end be same or lower than this season s casting a female is not the step forward it’s a sign of panic it would have been better to rest it and bring it back in few years

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  • Doctor Stu

    July 17th, 2017 - 6:27pm

    The episodes Chibnall wrote aren’t exactly full of timey wimey cleverness or complex plots if you think about it. In 42 the day was saved essentially by throwing the enemy out into space, hungry earth/cold blood- sorting out differences and nice alien allowing others to escape and power of 3 just had the doctor blow up the ship at the end to save everyone. They all seem like quite easy endings rather than the cleverness we are used to if anyone gets what I mean

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    • Tim M

      July 17th, 2017 - 6:53pm

      None of Chibnall’s stories have been classics though. Unlike Moffat during the Ecclestone and Tennant era. But perhaps Chinbnall will prove to be a better showrunner. He’s certainly already made his intentions felt by casting a female Doctor. He obviously went to the BBC and said this was his plan as showrunner, and goes someway to explaining why Chibnall felt the BBC might not agree to his proposal, and was surprised to find they welcomed it.

    • cyberized

      July 18th, 2017 - 12:02am

      Dont know why but i thought that the awful In The Forest of the Night was Chibnall. Then recently realised it was Frank Cottrell Boyce.

  • Pats86

    July 17th, 2017 - 5:42pm

    Saw this and it made me laugh…..

    Moffat “I think I’ve done all I can to ruin Doctor Who”

    Chibnall “Hold my beer”

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    • Pats86

      July 17th, 2017 - 5:44pm

      Good job we can laugh at ourselves isn’t it?

    • DannyTheNerd

      July 17th, 2017 - 7:03pm

      Haha xD

    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:56am

      Nah, Moffat still wins. Clara took the Biscuit for ‘the worst thing in Doctor Who’.

    • pats86

      July 18th, 2017 - 11:48am

      Why do you keep mentioning her name The Outcast? please stop….I can not stand to even hear the name 🙁

    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 12:31pm

      Apologies, but if we don’t remember the mistakes of the past we will end up repeating them. I should probably refer to her as “She who will not be named”, but I’ll probably end up forgetting, I have a tendency to do that.

    • Pats86

      July 18th, 2017 - 4:43pm

      She’s worth forgetting though, when 12 had his memory of her wiped I wanted the same thing! Sadly it’s all still there.

  • Anonymous

    July 17th, 2017 - 5:26pm

    I really hope it lasts for one more series, then it gets cancelled, is this desperation by the BBC to try and get good viewing figures. Surprised after the last few years of who, being a shadow of it former self, it hasn’t been cancelled already. Better to have quality who or no who. BBC quality control has all but disappeared and just leaves inadequate people to run the show. Such a shame. Being a life long fan I now feel I am reliant on big finish to produce good new who, ( so far everything they has done has been top quality and never let the fans down like the BBC has)

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  • Tim M

    July 17th, 2017 - 5:08pm

    Think about this for a moment. Chris Chibnall is not only taking a big gamble casting a female Doctor. He is also putting his reputation under increased scrutiny. I never thought Chibnall was a gambling man, but there’s a lot riding on it. He better write some of the best scripts he’s ever wrote. My only worry is that it could easily go wrong. Then when they look back on this period of the show, it would see Moffat put the nail in Doctor Who’s coffin, and Chibnall hammered it in.

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    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 10:59am

      Rumour has it Chibbers wants a writing room full of writers, which would be brilliant in my opinion, as then all the writers understand the plan and have an input and we wouldn’t get a repeat of Series 7 where no one knew how to write Clara.

  • Daniel

    July 17th, 2017 - 4:58pm

    I think the 12th Doctor giving Davros some of his regeration to Davros and him holding off his regeneration will cause his next incarnation to be female

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  • Daniel

    July 17th, 2017 - 4:57pm

    I think the 12th Doctor giving his regenration energy to Davors and also surpressing his regeneration will cause his next incarnation to be female

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  • Farby

    July 17th, 2017 - 4:43pm

    To me, The Doctor is a mixture of Mr. Chips and the prophet Job. He’s a quirky ‘Aspy’ kind of guy; an eccentric British professor. That’s why I’ve really liked Capaldi in the role. Almost as good as Pertwee. The problem with casting a female into the role is that all of those behaviors are most commonly found in males, not females (for example, two thirds of folks on the autistic spectrum are male, myself included). If Ms. Whittaker can play The Doctor as that slightly unempathetic, eccentric and sometimes very cold individual, then good luck to her, because if she can pull that off, she’ll deserve a BAFTA. If on the other hand, she tries to play The Doctor as a yummy mummy or as a feminazi, then for me the show is dead and buried.

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    • 12th Doctor Fan

      July 17th, 2017 - 9:59pm

      Agreed full heartedly.

  • Grant

    July 17th, 2017 - 4:09pm

    For me its a case of the Doctor in the past 12 years hasn’t been the main character, the strong female companion has. She’s the one we follow, she’s the one we learn about and see develop, we experience the adventures through her eyes. Now that the Doctors a woman, I’d assume the companion will be male, (To me, it balances better on screen to have a male and female acting opposite each other in DW) which will probably mean we’ll now follow the strong male lead, learning about him and how he adapts to meeting this mysterious women who can travel in time, so I don’t think the Doctor being a woman now means we’ve got a strong female lead, I think it now means we’ve lost the strong female leads and now it will become more male.

    I hope she does well and I hope this works. I am apprehensive, only because if this doesn’t work and it fails, it will fail massively and could jeopardize the show. If Doctor Who was to be cancelled again, I can’t see it recovering this time round.

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    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 17th, 2017 - 5:15pm

      Provided if it’s the flop we fear it’s not as you say a massive failure that jeopardises future official Who forever I think I could see a way out.

      Colin Baker’s Doctor when ( He’s ahem has came out in favour of this) regenerating from Peter Davidson’s had the line: “Change my dear. And not a moment too soon.” As well as referring to the Davidson incarnation as being “unstable”.

      They could possibly do a similar thing here; the 13th regeneration has proved unstable forcing regeneration sooner than usual into the (male) 14th.

      “Change. And not a moment too soon. She was A Doctor. I am THE Doctor.”

  • The Moffat Paradox

    July 17th, 2017 - 4:03pm

    Sunday July 16th 2017.The day of infamy in the history of British Sci- Fi?

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    • Adam

      July 17th, 2017 - 4:52pm

      Infamy! Infamy!…They’ve all got it in for me!

    • Gordon

      July 17th, 2017 - 5:15pm

      Nope. Nowhere near close. More infamous days in sci fi uk or worldwide

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 17th, 2017 - 6:50pm

      Do share us your list?

    • Gordon

      July 17th, 2017 - 8:43pm

      1 6 December 1989 survival part 3. Last episode before getting rested. There was no new tv episodes for 16 years and no guarantee it was ever coming back at that time due to the hatred of the show by BBC bosses.
      2. February 1984: the day the show went on “hiatus”. The BBC tries to kill the show.
      3. The day Colin baker got unfairly sacked
      4. The day Patrick troughton took over. Believe it or not his casting was extremely controversial at the time and wasn’t well received at all

      Some non doctor who bleak infamous sci fi days
      5. The day that tripods was cancelled. Seriously not doing the final book BBC?
      6. The day Blake 7 ended. What the hell was that ending
      7.Roger Blake gets killed off. You can’t carry on Blake 7 without roger Blake
      8. Survivors getting axed without resolution

      I could go on with some American shows (Star Trek and firefly axings being just 2 examples) but I think I’ve mentioned enough. Sure some aren’t as shocking as the announcement yesterday but at least there is a show next year. Be grateful of that. Some of these infamous days mentioned didn’t get another series or was lucky to get another one years later.

    • Pats86

      July 17th, 2017 - 9:03pm

      Don’t forget the Star Wars prequels?

    • The Moffat Paradox

      July 18th, 2017 - 12:05am

      Well the whole regeration lark started because of Bill Hartnell”s health at the time. Agree especially about the Tripods but for good or ill this has SEISMIC implications for the longest established Sci-Fi show in the world.

    • Festus

      July 18th, 2017 - 8:21am

      loved Tripods!!!

    • Adam

      July 18th, 2017 - 1:42pm

      Gordon..they all pale into insignificance when you compare what the ‘PC brigade’..Sorry i mean the ‘BBC’ have now done to the good Doctor..Yep the Timelord’s..Sorry i mean Timelady’s future is going to be all Bland…painting by numbers…PC BS..

    • Gordon

      July 19th, 2017 - 1:31am

      casting a woman is worse than the show being pulled for 16 years and potentially never coming back? Don’t think so. At least there is a guarantee of a show till at least 2020. When it went on hiatus there was no guarantee that the show was ever coming back. The show was dead as a tv series at that point. How is a woman being cast more infamous than a cancellation because it really isn’t.

  • Anonymous

    July 17th, 2017 - 3:28pm

    I think it would have probably have been too easy, if it was another man. With it now being a woman, it means the change is harder to go through, there is more things to discuss and to accept with this regeneration. Of course she is still the doctor and I bet within half an hour of her first appearance she will have won most people over. She will still have the same relationship with the TARDIS and her surroundings and I don’t think a character that does an awful lot of running would wear high heels, she will be practical & pragmatic as the doctor has always been. I think the publicity shot actually says everything about her, she has look of the weight of the universe is on her shoulders and every since of the word it is, as an actor & as the doctor to carry the role and the change over to a new era of Doctor Who.

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  • Button

    July 17th, 2017 - 3:19pm

    Doctor who is a show that constantly reinvents itself and the inclusion of a female doctor is no acception. The only thing that I ask is that the doctor remains with a British accent. The only thing.

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    • Tim M

      July 17th, 2017 - 7:18pm

      I can accept a female Doctor…But Chibnall…Don’t even think about changing the Tardis Police Box, or changing the theme tune! Otherwise it will look like a JNT publicity stunt come true!

    • The Outcast

      July 18th, 2017 - 11:04am

      I reckon changing the Police Box into a thinner, more Classic-esk Box would go down a treat with most people. And I think the titles are going to change. I mean, in the Moffat era they changed it 3 times, so for Chibnall not to do it, it would be a bit weird.

    • Adam

      July 18th, 2017 - 1:50pm

      Their going to change the brand name too!

  • Lightningboy

    July 17th, 2017 - 3:11pm

    A the end of the day you’ll never please everybody..I love Capaldi,I think the current series has been the best since “Old Who”,creepier with more of a Gothic feel about it..there were times during Tennant & Smith’s era when it felt like there was far too much emphasis on the sidekick & we were watching the Doctor in the middle of an episode of Hollyoaks.
    I wish I was the “show-runner”..I expect most fans wish they were as we all have our own ideas of how it should be..we now just have to wait and see..it may just turn out to be amazing….

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  • Pats86

    July 17th, 2017 - 2:28pm

    Just read the whole Jodie Whittaker interview and it appears she was going to get the role given by Chibnall all along? He asked her to audition for it at the beginning of the year!
    So I am not convinced one bit she was the best actor for the part, I simply do not believe it now.
    Two words come to mind……shoe horned.
    I will still give it a go though, not giving up yet.

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    • R1ch1e

      July 17th, 2017 - 4:34pm

      Steven Moffat always said that he only ever wanted Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi!

    • Adam

      July 17th, 2017 - 5:24pm

      Yep she was the only choice from the start for Chibnall’s ‘alternate universe’ version of the character…

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