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We’ll Probably Never See Christopher Eccleston Play the Doctor Ever Again

My favorite Doctor out of Doctor Who—Christopher Eccleston's leather-jacket clad wry turn as the 9th—will likely never return to the Beeb, despite this teasing post titled "Christopher Eccleston Confirms When He'll Return to 'Doctor Who' as The 9th Doctor," that gave me hope for a fleeting, beautiful moment.

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Things We Saw Today: Alias Grace Coming to Netflix … and a Goodbye

And so, for the last time, I want to ask: What'd you see today, dear friend?

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Doctor Who Writer Gareth Roberts Talks Vile, Ignorant Trash About Trans Women

CW: Transphobic slur. It's hugely disappointing when someone you trust to tell you stories from one of your favorite sci-fi properties turns out to be a big ol' transphobe.

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Billie Piper Thinks Doctor Who‘s Rose Would Totally Be In Love With the 13th Doctor

The advent of Doctor Who's thirteenth Doctor, the first female Doctor in the show's history, has Whovians wondering what, if anything, will change now that the Doctor will be played by Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker. Of course, this also extends to the Doctor's love life which, for better or worse, became a huge focus of the show from the time of the 2005 series revival. It all started with a companion named Rose.

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Has Doctor Who‘s Next Companion Been Revealed?

New. Doctor Who. Companion. Now, this news is coming from the UK's Mirror, and it hasn't yet been confirmed by the BBC, so this is all firmly in Rumor Territory. Whew! Now that that's out of the way, let's freak out about it and speculate!

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Things We Saw Today: The 13th Doctor Grapples With Life as a Woman in This Hilarious Animated Short

In this ingenious animated sketch from Leigh Lehav, Jodie Whitaker's 13th Doctor quickly learns what it's like to be a woman.

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Christopher Eccleston Says the Arts Are the “Tip of an Iceberg” When It Comes to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion go beyond race and even gender. Class is an important indicator of the advantages (or lack thereof) a person will have, and this can be compounded by race and gender to make things even worse for someone. In a recent interview, Christopher Eccleston talks about why it's important to think about this when it comes to diversity in the arts, and why the arts should only be a first step.

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David Tennant and Stephen Colbert Play “Scrooge McDuck or Donald Trump,” And It’s Actually Pretty Difficult

David Tennant went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about the actor's many projects, from the new season of Doctor Who, the end of Broadchurch, and his upcoming role as Scrooge McDuck in Disney XD's DuckTales. There was, as with most things these days, a political undertone to each of these discussions.

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Jodie Whittaker’s Just So Happy That She’s Going to Be a “Fancy Dress Costume” for Cosplayers

It's a singular kind of special joy to see people cosplay a character you play on television or in the movies. At least, I imagine it is, because watching Jodie Whittaker react to a bunch of people at Comic-Con cosplaying her iteration of the Doctor certainly brings me joy, and I'm just a nerd watching a video on the internet.

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Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston Throws in His Two Pence on Jodie Whitaker’s Doctor Who Casting

Christopher Eccleston—who just so happens to be my favorite Doctor—was asked what he thought about the first woman to call the TARDIS her own.

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Rose, Captain Jack, and the Doctor Are Too Cute for Words in First Look at Art From Hargreaves Book Doctor Ninth

But he wrote some anyway.

Adam Hargreaves, son of beloved children's book author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves, has made some great Doctor Who books that continue his father's style to overwhelmingly adorable effect. Next up, the Ninth Doctor is getting his turn, bringing along his well-known companions, and we've got a first peek at their new looks just for you!

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What’s in a Name? — Time Lord vs. Time Lady

A bit of grammar discussion for you.

As we move from a male to a female Doctor, we must consider the implications of what it means to be a Time Lord. Or a Time Lady. Is there a difference? Which is correct?

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Steven Moffat Insists There Was No Sexist Backlash to New Doctor Who, Wants Us All to “Shut the Hell Up”

Good news, everyone! We were just imagining things!

While we were celebrating the announcement of Jodie Whittaker being cast as the first woman Doctor on Doctor Who, there were quite a few misogynistic trolls bemoaning the news. Except if you ask Steven Moffat, none of that happened. According to him, everyone was happy, sexism doesn't exist, and we're all imagining things.

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Things We Saw Today: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Nails the ’80s Commercial in Blu-ray Ad

In perfect marketing news: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has made the most '80s of '80s promos for their DVD and Blu-rays on August 22nd. "Aw Steve, don't make me choose!"

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Colin Baker Shuts Down Idea That a Woman Playing the Doctor Means Boys Lose a Role Model, Continues to Be the Absolute Best

"They’ve had 50 years of having a role model."

Former Doctor Peter Davison talked about Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who casting as "the loss of a role model for boys." Colin Baker thinks that's "absolute rubbish."

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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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