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Jodie Whittaker becomes first female ‘Doctor Who’
    2017-December-29  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

JODIE WHITTAKER has officially taken over for Peter Capaldi as the lead role in the hit BBC science-fiction series “Doctor Who.”

At the end of the one-hour special broadcast on Christmas Day, Scottish actor Capaldi “regenerated” into English actress Whittaker, who made history as the first woman to ever play the iconic time-traveling character. Running since 1963, “Doctor Who” is the longest running sci-fi series in the world and airs to dozens of territories globally.

Whittaker was chosen to play the 13th Doctor by new showrunner Chris Chibnall, who took over the series after the departure of Steven Moffat. Chibnall has already penned a number of episodes for “Doctor Who,” including stories for the 10th and 11th Doctor, played by David Tennant and Matt Smith, respectively.

The actress made her “Doctor Who” debut at the end of an emotionally charged episode where the Time Lord teamed up with a previous incarnation of himself, culminating in a scene during the famed Christmas armistice between opposing forces during WWI.

In a spectacular final 80 seconds, Whittaker’s new Doctor said just two words: “Oh, brilliant!” This came after a moment of quietness in the TARDIS after Capaldi’s explosive regeneration, which saw his trademark ring fall to the ground after the change. Whittaker’s first move in the time machine caused it to spit her out above Earth, where she was left falling as the TARDIS flew off, its interior on fire. Her opener managed to surprise, suggesting the Doctor will be without her trusty ship for some time.

Sadly, for those eager to see more of the new Doctor right away, there’s a wait. The next season is currently scheduled for fall 2018, and all eyes will therefore look to San Diego Comic-Con, where the team, fronted by Whittaker and Chibnall, will undoubtedly present the first trailer.

In a further shake-up, the regular format of 12 45-minute episodes per season has been tweaked to a lesser count of 10, though each installment will now run 50 minutes. The BBC has promised that the season opener will be an hour-long special that will also introduce the new co-stars joining Whittaker on the show.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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