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Yes, you saw and read that right, the 13th Doctor, the one who will replace Peter Capaldi after the Christmas Special this year is indeed a woman, a woman named Jodie Whittaker. If you don’t know her, she’s a famous British actress who has been in shows and films aplenty. Including fan-favorites like The Black Mirror, Broadchurch, and Attack The Block.

It’s been a question for a long time as to whether Doctor Who would ever be female. During the Capaldi run, the issue was magnified when The Master became The Mistress. And then, when the Doctor returned to Gallifrey, we saw one of the High Council regenerate from a man to a woman in front of our eyes. The Time Lords have long stated (and was reiterated by Capaldi in the current season) that gender honestly doesn’t matter to them, they are higher beings than that. Despite that notion though, The Doctor proper has never been a woman, until now.

So, what does this all mean? It means we know the new Doctor, that’s all. Isn’t that all that matters? The real question is whether a woman can play Doctor Who, the question is HOW she will play Doctor Who. What will her personality be like? What companions will she have? THESE are the questions we should be asking. The only sad part is that it may take a while to get these answers, as Capaldi’s last episode is Christmas, and the new season won’t air until (hopefully) next year.

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  • Peter Paltridge
    July 16, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    His/her/its name is actually “The Doctor,” the show is called “Doctor Who” because that is what everyone says when they meet him/her/it.


  • July 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Honestly, I'm speechless. Of all the possible female Doctors, I don't remember this Jodie Whittaker was ever considered. I always liked to entertain the idea of Helena Bonham Carter or Maisie Williams as the next female Doctor. Still, it will be interesting to discover why she was cast.


  • July 17, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I've heard something about this the other days, Peter Capaldi seems to step down from Doctor Who earlier this year. Everyone got surprised that the new Doctor Who is a woman. This got to happen in one day, right?Let's give her a chance and see how it is before to start gossips and grunge against her!


  • July 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I am surprised that they chose the Doctor to be a woman but at the same time kind of new that something like this would happen someday. They could have chosen another female lead for this role as the Doctor. I think it will be an interesting change and can provide a fresh new start. I twill also be interesting to see what will happen is to the other main character when the meet the new Doctor.


  • July 18, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    This is a really interesting choice for playing the doctor-in choosing a woman,but the female lead has really been big on the small and big screen as well lately,so it could be quite successful ? I think people will really miss Peter Calpaldi though-but I always enjoyed going back in time and traveling in the time machine-no matter who the doctor may be!


  • July 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    It's the same response people will give regardless of who has been chosen, everyone has gotten used to the same characters over the years and change can be difficult.


  • July 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Yahoo! Yeah..after the surprising and incredible success of Gal Gadot on Wonder Woman, I see more of this happening. Female director, female lead actor. I think Jodie will smash this role. She has what it takes. You just have to take a risk. Hollywood has discovered so many huge talents this way.


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