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The Plot of Jodie Whittaker’s New Miniseries Reads as A+ Trolling

Let us dream.

Thanks to the whining of all the backwards sexist creeps on the internet, we cannot stop laughing at the synopsis for Whittaker's upcoming BBC1 miniseries.

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How Some Women’s Reactions to a Female Doctor on Doctor Who Reveal Internalized Misogyny

When I first saw the trailer announcing Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who's 13th Doctor, I got chills and goosebumps. It felt like something big was happening. Something momentous, not just for this sci-fi show I loved, but for pop culture in general. Hell, for the world. It's interesting to think that, at the beginning of my time as a Whovian, I wouldn't have felt the same way.

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Jenny, the Doctor’s Daughter, Finally Getting the Doctor Who Spinoff Adventures She Deserves

Back in 2008, a Doctor Who episode entitled "The Doctor's Daughter" brought us just that—kind of. Jenny, as she came to be called, was a brand new Time Lord generated during the episode from the DNA of the (unwitting/unwilling) Doctor himself. She hasn't been seen since, but she'll finally return with her own spinoff adventures in the near future.

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British Tabloids Publish Nudes of the Female Doctor Who and Holy Crap, What’s Happening? We’re Being Invaded By Some Kind of—”EXTERMINATE!”

I don't know how long I'll have to type. Earth is under attack by the Daleks and they've already taken out the power grid in New York City. I'm running my computer on battery power and will post this via a wifi network generated from my phone. Things are looking bleak. If you can read this right now, pray for us.

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Apologies to the Misogynists, But Women’s Existence Is Not a PC Marketing Device

We see this argument all the time from open, admitted sexist cretins. But we also see it from closeted, self-denying sexist cretins. You know, the "I'm not sexist, but" crowd. "I'm not sexist, I just don't think politics should be involved in Doctor Who." "I’m not sexist, I just view the inclusion of women as political pandering!"

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Things We Saw Today: New Rick and Morty Promo Is Some Multi-media Weirdness

Adult Swim favorite Rick and Morty is coming back at the end of the month, so check out this new promo titled "Exquisite Corpse” which is a surreal montage of scenes in different animation styles. In the style of exquisite corpse, each animator was only given the end of the previous segment, making for some outrageous and trippy scenes.

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Finally, Help in Case You Can’t Handle a Fictional Alien Being a Woman on Doctor Who

In case you hadn't guessed, we have a lot to say about Doctor Who's new 13th Doctor, who will be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, as well as the response to her casting. This is something we've waited a long time for, so we're feeling a bit extra defensive about those who want to rain on our parade. Luckily, the Doctor Who Helpline is here to deal with them so that we don't have to.

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The Internet Had Some Truly Spectacular Responses to the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker

To balance out the awful ones.

Fans across the internet rejoiced yesterday (the ones who aren't jerks, anyway), as the Doctor of Doctor Who regenerated into Jodie Whittaker. For anyone following the long saga of whether or not the show would actually cast a woman in the role, it was certainly a surprise, and fans across the internet let loose with some great reactions, both to the news and to the aforementioned jerks.

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Things We Saw Today: Twitter Demands Tracee Ellis Ross as Live-Action Ms. Frizzle

The minds of the internet have suggested a brilliant revival casting: Tracee Ellis Ross as Ms. Frizzle in a live-action Magic School Bus.

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Doctor Who Is Finally Giving Us A Woman as the Doctor, and It’s About Damn Time

Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the 13th Doctor.

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The BBC Is Playing With Both of My Time Lady Hearts With This 13th Doctor Teaser

Earlier, someone at the BBC decided to spike Doctor Who fans' blood pressure with a bit of a hype-building teaser.

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How Often Does Doctor Who Pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test?

Some folks watched every single episode of modern-day Doctor Who to see how many times it passed the Bechdel-Wallace Test. Here are their findings.

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Missy Proves Doctor Who Can Handle a Woman as the Doctor

Over the fifty-three years of Doctor Who’,t twelve people have officially played the Doctor, a time-traveling alien with the ability to regenerate into a new body. Every single one of them has been a man, but, technically, that’s not a requirement. The show’s never been incredibly clear about how it works in-universe, but it’s generally accepted that the process allows Time Lords to regenerate as a different sex.

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Why the “Space Racist” Trope Is Bad for Women of Color

Victorian soldiers hopping aboard an alien spacecraft to live on Mars amongst walking, talking lizards? A perfectly plausible scenario in the eyes of Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss. One of those Victorian soldiers just happening to be a black man? Hmm. Better send an email to your coworkers doubting the casting because, to quote Gatiss: "I don't think we can do this ... there weren't any black soldiers in Victoria's army."

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Oh My God the Funko Pop! Exclusives for SDCC Are Amazing

Hey there, are you headed to San Diego Comic Con? Could you pick me up, erm, all of these?

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Has Doctor Who‘s Next Doctor Been Cast? Russell T. Davies Seems to Think So!

We all know that this season will be Peter Capaldi's final season playing the Doctor on Doctor Who, which leaves a big question unanswered: who will play the 13th Doctor? It seems that the role may have already been cast!

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Things We Saw Today: Evan Rachel Wood Bestows Wise Advice to Millie Bobby Brown Involving Licking a Toilet Seat

Variety has an awesome series of videos called Actors on Actors in which two actors are paired in conversation about their craft and industry. In their most recent episode, they paired Westworld's Evan Rachel Wood and Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown. Talk about powerful female characters!

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The 10th Doctor and Rose Are Back in the TARDIS for More Doctor Who Adventures!


The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special wasn't our last chance to get David Tennant and Billie Piper back together for some Doctor Who—and they're finally going to actually acknowledge each other/give us actual Rose Tyler rather than "the moment" this time! Always and forever, we will appreciate how easy time travel shows make it to slip in any additional adventure writers can dream up.

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Here’s One Doctor Who Casting Rumor We’d Really Love to See Come True

Just like how the Doctor's face is always changing in one way or another, the rumors for who may take on the titular role after Peter Capaldi seem to shift by the day.

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Class‘ Sophie Hopkins Explains How Buffy Landed Her a Sweet Gig In the Whoniverse

I'm sure there are plenty of Jack Sparrows who've already watched all of the Doctor Who spin-off, Class, as it was broadcast in Britain. However, it didn't officially drop in the States until last week, after the Doctor Who premiere, and it was extraordinary! While geared toward a YA audience, there's nothing immature or frivolous about Class. Holding it all together is the character of April MacLean, the girl who is literally the heart of the show.

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