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INTRODUCING JODIE WHITTAKER – THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR

New star of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who Announced Today

The BBC and BBC AMERICA today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away.  Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

there’s a rule about taking Doctor Who seriously and it’s that to take it seriously you need to not take it too seriously 

this show doesn’t take itself seriously, no matter how dark it might get at times

this isn’t some fucking gritty Edgelord show, this is a show watched by millions of children about hope and belief and trying to help people even when it seems hopeless and even when it doesn’t work, we should never hope that anyone in it stays dead, especially not anyone that represents so much for so many

above all we should never as older fans want anything for it that would take away from the enjoyment of the younger fans

you can’t treat it the same way you would a lot of other shows. its demographic is anyone who is willing to believe in it, anyone of any age. 

this is a show about an idiot in a magical box who fixes things with a screwdriver and a belief in the goodness of people

an idiot who gets into ridiculous situations that are often also dire, who saves the day always but only uses violence as a last resort, who tries to win with words and cleverness first 

over the last few years it’s been one of the only shows on television still trying to tell a hopeful story in a world obsessed with Edgy Cynical Realism, while never shying away from how harsh the universe can be

it is a show about possibility where almost any thing or person or story that can be imagined could be plausible (hello, people being killed by plastic inflatable chairs, a small box being infinitely huge on the inside, a lesbian being saved by her magical star girlfriend)

it is a show created by lifelong fans, it is a constant love letter to itself with stupid little in jokes and nostalgic trips, and above all it is a message and lesson of hope and kindness

take it or leave it but that is what it will or at least should always be

Time for one of my crazy theories again! It’s a bit long post but bear with me please.

Okay, so when I was watching The Pilot, before Heather was even introduced, they kept focusing on her in one of the Doctor’s lectures. So at that time I was like, is that supposed to remind me of Clara or something…like she looks very similar..ya know. (Do ya’ll feel that or is it just me?) 

See… I think it’s the hair length and the round eyes…also Heather’s build is very similar to that of Clara’s. Like there were multiple time in the ep where they showed her from the back and the side and I was like…she really reminds me of Clara.

And then there was the Heather in Dalek scene which reminded me of the Clara in Dalek scene.

(lol Missy in the background hahaha)And at the end of the episode, Twelve is all like Bill let’s go find your girlfriend!  So, then I was like if they are going around the universe and all that looking for Heather, there is a chance that Twelve may find Heather with her back to him at some place. He happily goes up to her and is like “Heather! We found you!” Except when she turns around it’s not Heather. It’s a familiar yet not familiar face that he can’t quiet place. And when that sadness feeling he keeps getting sets on him, he realizes it is none other than Clara Oswald. 

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And he’s gonna hold her face just like that and she’ll probably be crying…and I’ll be the puddle of tears on the floor.

Former Doctor Who Peter Davison says casting of woman means 'loss of role model for boys'

A former Doctor Who actor has hit out at the BBC’s decision to cast Jodie Whittaker in the role, saying that the decision meant there is “a loss of a role model for boys”.

Peter Davison said she is a “terrific actress” but  that he has doubts that she is right for the role.

He said before an appearance at  at Comic-Con in San Diego: “If I feel any doubts, it’s the loss of a role model for boys who I think Doctor Who is vitally important for.”

The veteran actor then commented: “So  I feel a bit sad about that, but I understand the argument that you need to open it up.”

He also said that he prefers the idea of the doctor as “a boy”, but conceded this could be because he is “a dinosaur”.

Davison played the fifth Doctor in the 1981–1984 series.

Colin Baker, who played the sixth Doctor and was Davison’s successor in the role, strongly disagreed.

Cannot deny that I am amazed by the ‘never watch it again’ reaction by some viewers ( I hesitate to call them 'fans’). Very sad

— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex)

July 16, 2017

He said Davison’s remarks were “absolute rubbish”.

Mr Baker said: “They’ve had 50 years of having a role model. So sorry Peter, you’re talking rubbish there – absolute rubbish.”

“Well you don’t have to be of a gender of someone to be a role model. Can’t you be a role model as people?”

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The Tenth Doctor and Alec Hardy introducing their partners to important people from their past (and then dashing off)

Doctor Who - Series 2, School Reunion
Broadchurch - Series 2, Episode 1

My ex told me he found out on twitter that Big Brother players make $8,000 just for making jury and now he wants to audition for next summer and since he knows nothing else about the show other than that, he will get casted.

My current partner is a superfan who is also auditioning for next summer and since he is an eye doctor and CBS STAYS ON THESE CHEESY liners like “~The eye doctor got hit with a blindside he didn’t see coming~” and thrives off casting doctors for some weird reason he will also get casted.

And I’m going to be here, watching these two living in a house together. 

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doctor who otp doodle prompt roundup! :3

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thanks so much to everyone who submitted a prompt–i had a fantastic time working on them! <3 <3 <3

the marketing taglines for series 10 (“2017 needs us!” from the Bill reveal teaser last year and “A TIME FOR HEROES” in the two most recent trailers) gain some pretty substantial weight when the hero being referenced here is a black lesbian lady w/ natural hair