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“Doctor Who” casts first female Doctor

Bethany Wade, Photography Editor

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The TARDIS has become a bit more feminine.

BBC released an announcement trailer revealing the next Doctor in its show “Doctor Who” on July 16. Jodie Whittaker, best known for her role in “Broadchurch,” became known as the Thirteenth Doctor in a video released on social media.

Whittaker will be taking over the role from current Doctor Peter Capaldi during the annual Christmas special in December. This change comes as current showrunner Steven Moffat plans to step down after the Christmas special and will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, best known as the head writer for “Torchwood” and the creator of “Broadchurch.”

Whittaker has been met with praise since the announcement, with many fans excited to see a female doctor. The Sixth Doctor Colin Baker has been a vocal supporter of the casting, writing an Op-Ed piece for The Guardian defending it. However, many fans on the Internet have been outraged at the casting of a female in the role.

In response to the criticism, Whittaker, in an interview with BBC, has asked fans to “not be scared by her gender” because “Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change.”

No word has been released yet if the current

In response to the criticism, Whittaker, in an interview with BBC, has asked fans to “not be scared by her gender” because “Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change.”

In response to the criticism, Whittaker, in an interview with BBC, has asked fans to “not be scared by her gender” because “Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change.”

No word has been released yet if the current companion, Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie, will be leaving the show after the Christmas special as well.

The Christmas special will air on BBC America on Christmas Day.

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Twitter: @BethanyWadeTWW

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