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Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Doctor Who releases a second trailer for Jodie Whittaker's first season
Source: The A.V. Club
The new BBC trailer checks off a lot of Doctor Who boxes. Plus, it features a lot of running. ALSO: Read the descriptions for the first two episodes.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Jodie Whittaker on being the first female Doctor Who: "I know I got the role on the merits. I didn’t get handed it. I don’t play a gender"
Source: The New York Times
"If the fact that I’m a woman is an issue, that’s their issue," she tells The New York Times. "I can’t even begin to debate that.”
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 8:17AM EDT
Doctor Who's new boss made casting a female Doctor a condition of helming the show
Source: Digital Spy
"It felt like a straightforward decision, it's not that controversial," says showrunner Chris Chibnall of casting Jodie Whittaker. "It's very hard to think of many examples in its 55-year history where the Doctor takes a decision based upon gender."
Posted Saturday 9/08/18 at 12:54AM EDT
Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who literally breaks a glass ceiling in new trailer
Watch the BBC drama get "cheeky" with the use of CGI with a new trailer.
Posted Wednesday 9/05/18 at 11:03AM EDT
Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who premieres Oct. 7, with episodes now airing on Sundays
The BBC drama is moving to Sundays, and its premiere -- titled "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" -- will be simulcast on BBC America.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Doctor Who reveals a diverse staff of writers and directors for Jodie Whittaker’s first season
Showrunner Chris Chibnall said his diverse writing and directing staff, which includes a number of minorities and women, will make the series stronger. “Hailing from a range of backgrounds, tastes and styles," he says, "here’s what unites them: they are awesome people as well as brilliant at their job. (It matters!) They love Doctor Who. And they’ve all worked above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to bring audiences something special, later this year.”
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Doctor Who hit by another leak
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
An image of the new TARDIS console room surfaced on social media Thursday, prompting Doctor Who production designer Arwel Jones to tweet his outrage: “Just found out that there's a leaked photo of the Tardis interior, that alone makes me livid! The fact that it's a dreadful photo, taken by someone with no hint of artistry & unlit makes me absolutely effing incandescent with rage!”
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
BBC is reportedly worried there is more leaked Doctor Who content featuring Jodie Whittaker
Source: Radio Times
According to Radio Times, "BBC Studios (a commercial subsidiary of the BBC involved in the distribution of Doctor Who) is currently determined to track down various figures who indicated on social media that they had received the leaked material prior to its wider circulation earlier this year, with the goal of finding the original source of the leaks and therefore preventing even more intellectual property from the new series being distributed online."
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Jodie Whittaker's new Doctor Who outfit looks "perfectly Doctor-ish"
Check out Whittaker in her new Doctor Who "cape-esque" long coat.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 3:24AM EDT
Watch Jodie Whittaker recount telling David Tennant that she was the new Doctor Who
Whittaker's first Doctor Who panel is up on YouTube, and you can watch as Whittaker recalls telling her Broadchurch co-star and the 10th Doctor her big news.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 9:27AM EDT
New Doctor Who book to celebrate the women of the BBC seires
Source: Radio Times
The illustrated Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived, arriving in September timed with Jodie Whittaker's debut as the new Doctor, will tell inspiration stories about the BBC classic show's female characters and historical figures.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 6:20PM EDT
Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who described as a "pillar of hope" at Comic-Con
“To me, the Doctor is a pillar of hope and striving for brightness and inclusion," said Whittaker, making her Comic-Con debut this afternoon. Showrunner Chris Chibnall also used "pillar of hope" to describe Whittaker's take on The Doctor. “It’s the Doctor you’ve known and loved, with just a fresh take,” he said. “The Doctor is still very much The Doctor. But we need a pillar of hope, and that pillar of hope is Jodie Whittaker.” The actress went on to describe her take on The Doctor: "I feel like this Doctor requires a lot of energy, a lot of childish wonder… I’m quite fidgety. There’s not a lot of stillness I’m afraid," she said. Chibnall recalled writing three "special scenes" for the new Doctor's audition, and Whittaker had the right energy for the part. “Fresh and very funny. It was very emotional,” Chibnall said.
- Watch Whittaker's official Doctor Who trailer: "All of this is new to me," says Whittaker's 13th Doctor
- The true brilliance of the trailer comes from Whittaker's Doctor not even batting an eye
- Whittaker said playing The Doctor was liberating as a woman: "The thing about this role, which is why it is so amazing for any actor to play the role, is that essentially gender is irrelevant, and that’s completely liberating"
- Whittaker recalls speaking to former Doctor Who David Tennant, her Broadchurch co-star, before the announcement
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Jodie Whittaker's first Doctor Who season will have only standalone episodes
Source: Digital Spy
There will be no two-part episodes, says showrunner Chris Chibnall, who made the change so that Season 11 could be more accessible to non-Who fans. "It's 10 standalone episodes, there's no two-parters or anything like that," Chibnall tells Digital Spy. "What we want is for people to feel like we've got the range and variety of Doctor Who this year. So if you've never seen it before, you're gonna fall in love with it, and if you have seen it, you're gonna get those things that you love about the show across the 10 episodes."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Here are burning TV questions as Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego
Will Star Trek: Discovery address its behind-the-scenes turmoil? Will Jodie Whittaker say anything about Doctor Who trolls? And what will be the biggest topic at The Walking Dead panel: Andrew Lincoln’s departure or Chris Hardwick’s absence? ALSO: The Walking Dead and Mayans M.C. look like marketing winners so far at Comic-Con.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who outfit was partly inspired by a black-and-white photograph she found via Google Images
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"Essentially, I found a photo, and it’s just a Google image," says Whittaker, "and I have no idea what decade it is, but it’s a woman in crop trousers that are slightly big, with a T-shirt, and (suspenders), and with boots, walking and thinking. I just love the androgyny of it, without it being masculine, and I think that’s a really important line to find and quite a difficult one as well.” Whittaker says she presented the photo to Doctor Who's costume designer, Ray Holman, whom she worked with on Broadchurch.