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Twitter Celebrates 54 Years of Doctor Who

I'm a bad, bad Whovian. When we were planning content for Thanksgiving yesterday, I neglected one of the most important dates on my calendar. Doctor Who Day, commemorating the first episode of Doctor Who, which aired on the BBC 54 years ago on November 23rd, 1963. Thankfully, Twitter was on it, and there were some awesome posts shared to mark the occasion!

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Things We Saw Today: Have Yourself a Merry Little Peek at the Doctor Who Christmas Special

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year again, kids! That's right: we're approaching Doctor Who Christmas special territory.

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Whovians, Here’s What Jodie Whittaker’s 13th Doctor Will Really Look Like

We got a brief glimpse of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor way back when the news first broke, but she was mostly obscured by a (admittedly awesome) coat/hoodie combo, but her actual look as the 13th Doctor is so much more.

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Meet the New Doctor Who Cast for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor

The Doctor's new friends include Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yasmin, and Sharon D. Clarke.

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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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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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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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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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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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