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BBC Reveals First Image of Jodie Whittaker As The First Female Doctor Who

BBC America released the first image of Jodie Whittaker in full costume as the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who. The actress, whose casting was announced in July, will be taking over the part from Peter Capaldi, who took over the role in the Season 7 Christmas special. She’s the first woman to ever take the part in the long-running British sci-fi series.

She is seen in cropped teal culottes with yellow braces, as well as a striped jumper and long trench coat. Her look is completed with brown boots, blue and turquoise striped socks and some unusual earrings, at the top and bottom of her left ear.

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Jodie Whittaker Announced As 13th Doctor Who

The next star of Doctor Who has been announced after intense speculation – and the person stepping into the role of Time Lord is Jodie Whittaker.

She is the first woman to take on the role, playing the 13th Doctor in the BBC1 drama. Whittaker, who rose to fame in ITV’s crime drama Broadchurch, had been touted as one of the contenders.

Debate has been whirring over who would play the Doctor ever since Peter Capaldi announced in January that he was leaving the programme.

Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who’s new head writer and executive producer, said: “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor.

“I always knew I wanted the 13th 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 13th Doctor is on her way.”

Whittaker said: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour 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.”

On 4 July, BBC2’s current affairs programme Newsnight appeared to reveal the identity of the new Doctor. Presenter Evan Davis said: “Bookies’ favourite Phoebe Waller-Bridge has denied claims that she’s going to be the first female Doctor. But then, Joanna Lumley has already played the role for Comic Relief, so that would technically be true.”

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Emily Cook, editorial assistant at Doctor Who magazine, said: “I am very excited about this. As soon as I saw Jodie Whittaker appear on the video in the BBC clip announcing her, it just felt right – she just felt like the Doctor. Having a female Doctor is really exciting and significant. I cannot wait to see what she does with the role and where she takes the show.

“She will bring a freshness. She is younger than Peter Capaldi and, being a woman, she will have a different approach to the role. It’s completely new territory for the show and that is very exciting. Whittaker has worked with David Tennant on Broadchurch and St Trinian’s so there is a strong Doctor Who connection there.”

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LEGO Ideas Doctor Who Set Officially Revealed

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LEGO Ideas has revealed the Doctor Who set (21304) which will be available on December 1, 2015 for $59.99.

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Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls. Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks.

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Official LEGO Doctor Who Set Coming Soon

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LEGO has officially confirmed a deal with the BBC to create an official “Doctor Who” set, based on an idea submitted by a fan. On the air since 1963, with the title character played by 12 (or more) people, “Doctor Who” has a vast range of heroes, villains and settings to choose from.

The new set will be based on a design created by fan Andrew Clark and submitted to the Lego Ideas website. Although the final form is yet to be revealed, Clark’s idea includes a brick-built Tardis that opens up to form the control room complete with central console.

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Clark proposes minifig versions of current Doctor Peter Capaldi and previous incarnations David Tennant or Tom Baker — with sonic screwdrivers, of course. They’ll be ably assisted by companions Clara and Rose, and menaced by Cybermen and Weeping Angels. The set is rounded out by minifig-scale versions of a Dalek and friendly robot dog K-9.

Previously known as Lego Cuusoo, Lego Ideas allows anyone to submit their own designs for fans to vote on their favorites. Should a design garner 10,000 votes, the company considers it for production. LEGO’s in-house designers tweak the design, and the set is then officially manufactured and sold around the world.

The Doctor will be joined by Wall-E, in a set based on a submission by Pixar animator Angus MacLane, who actually worked on the film.

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These are the only two sets to be approved from 2014’s second round of contenders.

* Please note that the images pictured are not the final products

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The Night of The Doctor, A Doctor Who Mini-Episode Leading Up To The 50th Anniversary Special

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The Night of the Doctor is a mini-episode of Doctor Who written by Steven Moffat starring a rather unexpected Doctor. The special leads up to the 75-minute 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, which will air on BBC One on November 23rd, 2013.

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Poster & Plot Synopsis Revealed For Neil Gaiman’s Return To Doctor Who

A lifelong “Doctor Who” himself, award-winning author Neil Gaiman supplied the screenplay for the 2011 fan-favorite episode “The Doctor’s Wife.” Next month, he’s back in the TARDIS for another outing with Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor and new companion, Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Titled “Nightmare in Silver,” the episode has just received the following official synopsis from the BBC:

Hedgewick’s World of Wonders was once the greatest theme park in the galaxy, but it’s now the dilapidated home to a shabby showman, a chess-playing dwarf and a dysfunctional army platoon.

When the Doctor, Clara, Artie and Angie arrive, the last thing they expect is the re-emergence of one of the Doctor’s oldest foes. The Cybermen are back!

Directed by Stephen Woolfenden, “Nightmare in Silver” is produced by Denise Paul and executive produced by Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner. The series is produced by Marcus Wilson. Look for “Nightmare in Silver” to air May 11.

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