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First Female Doctor

Promotional photo from the BBC Network

Elliot Wilcox

Promotional photo from the BBC Network

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Doctor Who has been on the air since 1963, and for the first time ever we finally have a female doctor. Jodie Whittaker was chosen to succeed Peter Capaldi as the 13th doctor. Whittaker stared in British film Venus (2006) and the highly rated TV drama Broadchurch.

On July 16th 2017, It was announced that we would be receiving a female doctor. I was taken by surprise and didn’t like the idea of it at first. I was unsure that the writers would be able to keep the same tone with a woman. I was very wrong.

In recent years Doctor Who has become diverse from LGBT companions to a colorful spectrum of people. With a show that constantly is changing, possibilities are endless. That’s why so many people love it, because it’s never the same. It most definitely keeps you on your toes.

With a female doctor, whovians and the writers of BBC will get to experience new things. In the premiere episode of season 11, Whittaker she is falling through the sky after the T.A.R.D.I.S. kicked her out during regeneration. She lands in a train that had just broken down, where her new companions just happen to be.

Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) and Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole) went to high school together and met again after Ryan called the police after a mysterious object appeared in the woods and Yasmin just happened to be the officer sent. Yasmin receives a call saying a train with Ryans parents on it had broken down, which is where they meet the doctor.

I’m not going to spoil it for you, go watch it at http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/doctor-who

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