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Slowdive
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(07-16-2017, 05:34 PM)
She’s great, very happy.
funkystudent
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(07-16-2017, 05:34 PM)
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I like Jodie. Cant say I she would have been my number 1 pick but I bet she will do great.
robotzombie
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(07-16-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Is she going to go back in time to save danny?
MarionCB
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Wow, the Doctor Who boards will be on fire. No way I'll look at them again, I left them long ago for toxicity reasons but I remember how the mere suggestion of a female doctor was handled.
Bluth54
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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I thought she did a decent job in Broadchurch (the only thing I've seen her in) but she never really has made me think Doctor. I'm still very much looking forward to seeing her take on the Doctor.
21st century cowboy
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Why does the key materialise in her hand though? I wonder if this has any storyline implications or just for the reveal. Have we got an air date for the next series?
Catvoca
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)

Originally Posted by Secret Fawful

I liked her in Attack the Block, so I'm in.

John Boyega's in Star Wars and Jodie is the new Doctor. Attack the Block stays winning.
ferrasvansen
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Good choice, loved her in Broadchurch. The next series should be good cannot wait, though i really grew to like Capaldi.
survivor
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Haven't kept up with any of this so I'm surprised by the announcement. She was great in Broadchurch so this should be good.
torre_avenue
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Oh, she is the mom from Broadchurch. This is intriguing, so I'll tune in to Doctor Who for the first time in a long time to see how Chibnall handles this.
DrForester
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Liking the look.
purseowner
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Two thoughts out of this:

- How are the show and critics going to navigate the inevitable trans readings of the Doctor now being female?
- Are we going to avoid having a young male companion because of sexist double standards of the idea of 'predatory older women'?
cloud_sleep
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by robotzombie

Is she going to go back in time to save danny?

She should go back and stop Broadchurch season 2 from happening.
Linkstrikesback
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(07-16-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.
timberger
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(07-16-2017, 05:36 PM)
Shit... didn't see that one coming.

I'm on board to see what they do with this... but I hope they don't feel the need to do the obvious and have a male companion just to balance things out.
Proteus
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(07-16-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester



Liking the look.

I wouldn't bank on this being the way she looks on the show. This looks very thrown together.

Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

This isn't a spoiler. It's a casting announcement.
peanutbutterlatte
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(07-16-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

Watch along with the reveal if you were that bothered mate.
sammex
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(07-16-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Fury451
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(07-16-2017, 05:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Sage00



That first reply.

Well Chibnall doesn't have the strong rest record with consistency, but ruined is a bit extreme.

Oh.

Oh I see. He's mad that a woman is playin a fictional alien that can regenerate into anyone. I hope he's ok.

Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

This isn't a spoiler though
liquidtmd
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(07-16-2017, 05:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

It's news.

New news, new thread.

It's an announcement. It's not a spoiler.
funkystudent
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(07-16-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester



Liking the look.

Others have pointed out its bits of Capaldis costume.

So it could be in the normal first episode thing where the new doctor is still wearing the old doctors suit.
SpaceWolf
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(07-16-2017, 05:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

Casting announcements for who is going to play the lead in a television show is not a spoiler.
blly155
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(07-16-2017, 05:38 PM)
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YES!!!

finally a female doctor! thank you BBC.

can't wait for this.
Proteus
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(07-16-2017, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by funkystudent

Others have pointed out its bits of Capaldis costume.

So it could be in the normal first episode thing where the new doctor is still wearing the old doctors suit.

They haven't shot anything yet. People are reading too much into this. The hood was basically for effect in this case.
Fury451
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)

Originally Posted by DrForester



Liking the look.

She's wearing his old clothes. The usual "first episode after regeneration" thing. Not her final look I imagine, unless you mean the hair.
TheDarkKnight774
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)
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I thought she was great in broadchurch. Cool pick
Frillen
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I've only ever seen her in Broadchurch, but she was great there at least.
Zyae
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

dude its an announcement lol.
jwk94
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Two thoughts out of this:

- How are the show and critics going to navigate the inevitable trans readings of the Doctor now being female?
- Are we going to avoid having a young male companion because of sexist double standards of the idea of 'predatory older women'?

Not sure what you mean here, but I'd just like a male companion because we don't really get those much. The show's primarily been about female companions and The Doctor's borderline romantic relationships with them. As someone who loved Rory and especially Mickey's time on the Tardis, I'd love it if we got a season with just a male companion. Next could be a female companion, and then after that a mixture.
Lazlo Woodbine
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sage00



That first reply.

Expected but the MRA backlash is still embarrassing to witness.
Garrett Hawke
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)
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They finally did it

Whew
micster
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Originally Posted by Linkstrikesback

Is it too much to ask for gaf to not spoil it in the thread title for once, christ.

Over half an hour before I was expecting and would have been nice if the OP was just the bbc tweet and trailer. Notice how they had the common sense in the tweet to not include the name? =_=.

Yeah, the BBC would never tweet the name. Oh wait.

https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/stat...08390662893568
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(07-16-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Two thoughts out of this:

- How are the show and critics going to navigate the inevitable trans readings of the Doctor now being female?
- Are we going to avoid having a young male companion because of sexist double standards of the idea of 'predatory older women'?

as a trans person I doubt most people will genuinely expect a gender dysphoric character other than a few opening lines mentioning it
mclem
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(07-16-2017, 05:40 PM)

Originally Posted by Guerrillas in the Mist

Sargon of Akkad is furiously typing as we speak.

Amusingly, that's a name that sounds like a Who villain right there.
autumnleaf
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(07-16-2017, 05:40 PM)
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I need to see more butt hurt white middle aged male traditionalist reactions.
obin_gam
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(07-16-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Great choice!
Looking forward to
1) All the upcoming bitching and complaining about at female doctor
2) the show which will feel new and exciting for the first time since 2011
takriel
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(07-16-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Congratulations BBC and Chibnall. Very well done!
SpaceWolf
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(07-16-2017, 05:41 PM)
I absoloutely love this choice.

I have to wonder whether the casting of a female doctor is going to have more of a positive or negative impact on the ratings going forward, though.
Proteus
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(07-16-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by autumnleaf

I need to see more butt hurt white middle aged male traditionalist reactions.

I'd rather not flood the thread with that shit.
rjinaz
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(07-16-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guerrillas in the Mist

Via Twitter:

Take a look at @BBCOne's Tweet: https://twitter.com/BBCOne/status/88...017775106?s=09

Lots of salty posts there. Love it.
blly155
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(07-16-2017, 05:41 PM)
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i'm actually so happy with this :)

she wasn't my first choice but it just feels so right. it's gonna be a long wait to see capaldi regenerate into her and then for series 11. i need a tardis right about now.
Joqu
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(07-16-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Not as ginger as I had hoped, but I liked her in Broadchurch.
Sheroking
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(07-16-2017, 05:41 PM)
Jodie is the fourth youngest Doctor.

Smith: 27
Davison: 30
Tennant: 34
Whittaker: 35
Gin-Shiio
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(07-16-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Female and minority protagonists give me life. Good choice!
CalamityPixel
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(07-16-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Not my choice. Might be fine.

I want a grumpy old woman though.
Bobby Roberts
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(07-16-2017, 05:42 PM)
Rory Williams approves

https://twitter.com/RattyBurvil/stat...11272481034240

I was saying in yesterday's thread - I see her landing somewhere between Five and Nine in terms of personality. I don't think she's gonna be outsized and silly like Ten & Eleven were.
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(07-16-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Poor Joanna Lumley, always getting ignored.

She was the first female to play the role.
MartyStu
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(07-16-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Two thoughts out of this:

- How are the show and critics going to navigate the inevitable trans readings of the Doctor now being female?
- Are we going to avoid having a young male companion because of sexist double standards of the idea of 'predatory older women'?

Hmm, I think only people who REALLY want a trans icon would do that I think.

A nonbinary, non-conforming reading makes much more sense. The Doctor is the gender she currently is until she is not.
maruchan
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(07-16-2017, 05:42 PM)
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Who said the doctor was a women was a women? already gendering the doctor with out the doctor deciding..
Chezzymann
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(07-16-2017, 05:43 PM)
As long as they dont focus on her being a woman in the new episodes while constantly pointing it out and just let her play the doctor as usual, I dont see the problem people are having over this. At least wait for the new season before saying this was done purely for political correctness or something.

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