Jodie Whittaker will take over as the thirteenth Doctor at the end of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, but we’ve only seen her in outgoing twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s costume so far. Since every regeneration of the Doctor has a signature look (or two) that’s their own though, many have wondered what she’d end up wearing normally.
Well, I guess now we know. Earlier today the BBC tweeted out the following image of Whittaker in costume, standing in front of the TARDIS:
It’s definitely… different? I mean, I like it (and that long coat is going to look great in running scenes), but it’s not exactly what I expected.
You’ll also notice the TARDIS itself has been updated – gone is the St. John’s Ambulance sign that’s adorned the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor’s tardis, and we’ve reverted to the dark backed sign (matching most of the Old series and the 1996 movie). Overall, I like it. It harkens back to the old show while still feeling really modern.
What do you think?
On this SPECIAL EPISODE of Nerd & Tie which we weren’t expecting to actually record, we discuss the casting of Doctor Who‘s thirteenth Doctor. Jodie Whittaker will be taking over as the eponymous Time Lord, and we share our thoughts, how parts of the internet lost their collective minds (due to more than one X chromosome), and then dig into a bunch of Doctor Who randomness to fill time!
Also, we’re sorry it’s a little quiet — we’re still trying to get the sound right in the new studio.
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When we learned Peter Capaldi was exiting Doctor Who with this year’s Christmas special, we were honestly saddened. But like with all regenerations of the legendary Time Lord, we immediately got excited trying to guess who would take on the part. Well, the guessing is over, as earlier today the BBC announced that the thirteenth Doctor will be none other than Jodie Whittaker.
Whittaker is best known for Broadchurch, which was created by incoming Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall. She’s also appeared in films like Venus and 2011’s Attack the Block. Oh, and we should probably mention this somewhere, she’s a woman.
At several points in series ten, the show went out of its way to remind the audience that Time Lords could change genders during regenerations. Many hoped that these were clues that we’d see a woman playing the Doctor’s next incarnation, and sometimes it’s very nice to not be disappointed. Capaldi’s shoes are going to be hard to fill, as he’s arguably one of the best Doctors on record. That said, Whittaker is an incredibly talented performer, and should bring something new to the character (beyond her gender).
This is just neat.