BBC's decision to cast woman as Doctor Who stirs outrage among fans

BBC Announces First Female 'Doctor Who'

For the first time, a woman will play BBC time traveler Doctor Who

Similarly, @richard_littler also blasted those who slammed Jodie as the new Doctor. "The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way". Even for supposed male films, the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, a superhero and a sci-fi film, (the audience) was something like 47% female. A Lord is a male and a lady can't become a Lord. The twin necessities of hilarity and dramatic prowess are a must for such a role - traits Whittaker has in spades.

You may recognize Jodie from Broadchurch.

Mackie told the BBC: 'It shouldn't be a big deal in the 21st Century.

Of course there was more.

In the last decade, however, there has been persistent speculation that a future incarnation of The Doctor might be female.

That notion was etched into the show's narrative when the role of The Doctor's recurring nemesis, The Master, another "Time Lord", was re-cast with Michelle Gomez. "Time Lords seems to be the descriptor of the entire species".

Born on 3 June 1982 in West Yorkshire, Whittaker made her stage debut in 2005 at Shakespeare's Globe, playing Ampelisca in Peter Oswald's The Storm alongside Mark Rylance.

During a BBC interview, when asked about the role, Whittaker said "It's more than an honor to play the Doctor". The full power of Capaldi's craggy, harsh yet soft voice has been used for a range of things throughout his tenure.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice", Chibnall says. "Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away".

The adventures of the doctor - a time travelling, humanoid alien who traverses the universe - have maintained a loyal following since they were first aired in 1963.

While the Doctor is an alien, so technically has no gender, there are some who are concerned at the prospect of James Bond being a woman - a vacancy that will be going when Daniel Craig leaves the role.

So the gender change in television's most popular time traveller has fans - and others - pretty excited. "She's going to be a fantastic Doctor".

They are a distinguishing feature of a very distinguished face, and as they were our first indication of the Twelfth Doctor's persona, it seems suitable that they are celebrated appropriately.

British actress Jodie Whittaker was unveiled Sunday as the first woman to play "Doctor Who", telling fans of the cult BBC science fiction series they should "not be scared by my gender".

There are the official incarnations of The Doctor: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

But she added: "On live TV a mistake coming out of a woman's mouth is amplified 100 times more than a mistake coming out of a man's mouth".

Whittaker's credits include Broadchurch, written by Chibnall. I've been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction.

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