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Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 09 November, 2017, 02:30:49 pm »
The fist in-costume picture of Jodie Whittaker's 13th Doctor has been released. I've got to say, I think she looks fucking cool.

https://twitter.com/DoctorWho_BBCA/status/928608999859281921/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbr.com%2Fdoctor-who-jodie-whittaker-costume%2F

There's more on the BBC website here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41928500

I've been saying for a while that the show needed a good shake-up and I really hope this will mark a new beginning and something of a step up in quality.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #1 on: 09 November, 2017, 03:03:10 pm »
For you;


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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #2 on: 09 November, 2017, 03:35:59 pm »
Patrick Goddard tweeted a rather nice drawing of this he did for the costume designer, but I think someone at the Beeb has told him off and made him delete it!
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #3 on: 09 November, 2017, 03:51:00 pm »
I want to like it and I hope that the scriptwriters get their act together.  Having not bothered with the most recent series, perhaps this is the shot in the arm it needed.  BSG proved that it could work with gender recasting but Starbuck wasn't quite as high profile a character as Dr Who has become.  While to wait mind.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #4 on: 09 November, 2017, 03:55:19 pm »
A pity you didn't bother with the most recent series – apart from a couple of duff episodes, it felt like all-guns-blazing, to give everyone involved a properly good send off. It was easily my favourite run of nu-Who.

As for Whittaker, there's no reason she can't do well in the role. The key, as ever, will be the writing – and the script editing. The former's rarely been regularly bad from RTD onwards, but the latter has frequently been atrocious.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #5 on: 09 November, 2017, 04:56:03 pm »
Ah, okay.  I'll give it a go then.  Sure it will pop up on box set or summit.  Ta.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #6 on: 09 November, 2017, 05:06:48 pm »
I thought last series got better as it went along. I didn't like the first couple of episodes at all but after that it seemed to improve.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #7 on: 09 November, 2017, 06:08:16 pm »
For you;

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #9 on: 09 November, 2017, 07:17:37 pm »
I CAN'T UNSEE IT.
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #10 on: 09 November, 2017, 07:59:11 pm »
Apart from the obvious 'Nanoo nanoo' similarity, my first thought when I saw this earlier was that the stripes were a nod to Tom Baker's scarf. I like it.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #11 on: 09 November, 2017, 08:05:50 pm »
Hmm. On closer inspection, I see the Doctor's left ear is pierced. Let the fan fiction commence!
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #12 on: 09 November, 2017, 08:52:06 pm »
Apart from the obvious 'Nanoo nanoo' similarity

I CAN'T UNSEE IT.
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #13 on: 09 November, 2017, 10:17:21 pm »


Once seen it can never be unseen.

Damnit that's lodged in my head now!

Yeah this change is getting the family Taylor to give Who another go having opted out for almost the entire Capaldi run.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #14 on: 10 November, 2017, 04:40:09 am »
I've got to say, I think she looks fucking cool.

Snap! Stevie was all set to swear off Who again due to his Not Being A Chibnall Fan but the story possibilities inherent in the casting of Jodie Whittaker* & her looking the wirrn's knees here have won him back.



*ie The Doctor can no longer automatically assume a position of authority in most circumstances due to his being a white male. Brian Blessed is a dead cert for guest appearance as Henry VIII.
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