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The Season Premiere of Doctor Who is Here and Twitter is Losing Their Minds

Season 11's Jodie Whittaker wins raves as the first female Doctor.

image: BBC Jodie Whittaker 13th Doctor Doctor Who BBC

The Thirteenth Doctor has finally landed! The eleventh season of Doctor Who is here, with the much anticipated premiere of Jodie Whittaker in the titular role. Ever since it was announced that the newest incarnation of the Doctor would be female, fans have flipped out (mostly in a positive way, but trolls abound, as they always do). Whittaker takes over for the previous Doctor, Peter Capaldi, with an all new cast of companions in Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, plus a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch).

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Viewers have quickly taken to social media to express their feelings on the premiere episode, titled “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”, and the response has been almost universally positive, with fans lauding the cinematography, the uplifting spirit of the show, and Whittaker’s luminous performance. Here are some of the top tweets from tonight:

What did you think of the premiere episode and Whittaker’s performance? Are you here for this Doctor Who?

(via Twitter, image: BBC One)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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