Doctor Who's 13th Doctor was officially announced on Sunday afternoon, and the news is has been cause for much excitement. For the first time in the science-fiction series' history, Doctor Who's 13th Doctor is being played by a woman, Jodie Whittaker. The big news was shared by BBC via a special promo video that aired after the men's singles finals at the Wimbledon Championship, and the Twitter reactions to the first woman doctor on Doctor Who definitely did not disappoint.
The British sci-fi series has chosen Whittaker (Broadchurch) to play the 13th Doctor and, according to BBC, the actor will step into the role during this year's Christmas special. Whittaker will be the first woman to play the title role since the series first began back in 1963 and she succeeds Peter Capaldi, who has played The Doctor since 2014. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor,” Whittaker told BBC. “It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”
Most of the reactions from fans of the show have been encouraging and hopeful — and, of course, that resulted in some priceless tweets about the first woman doctor on Doctor Who.
1Swimming In Male Tears
Perhaps they might be good for the skin.
2A New Dawn
Terrific news! And about time. A new dawn. Congratulations to the excellent Jodie Whittaker. Here we go again...! #DoctorWho— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) July 16, 2017
Yes, it's definitely about time.
3Nothing Is Realistic
If you think The Doctor changing gender is unrealistic I have some bad news about aliens, time travel and regeneration. #DoctorWho— Ryan S. Taylor (@RSTStatusReport) July 16, 2017
Doctor Who is always filled with surprises.
4The Perfect Choice
Welcome aboard, indeed.
5An Important Blessing
Even Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, approves of the news.
No need to get so wound up.
BREAKING NEWS: misogynists around the world abandon fictional show because they hired a woman to play the lead alien #DoctorWho— rose 12 (@Iovingkook) July 16, 2017
8Think Of It This Way
Way to put things in perspective.
9A Message To The 'Fans'
If you're not going to watch the series because the lead is female. Well, good bye. The show doesn't need you #DoctorWho— Martyn Vincent (@BadWilf) July 16, 2017
11What's More Entertaining?
Not sure what is more entertaining - the joy of Jodie Whittaker being cast as the Doctor, or grown men throwing tantrums over it. #DoctorWho— Sister Outrider (@ClaireShrugged) July 16, 2017
Definitely the latter.
Fans on Twitter sure know how to make a new Doctor feel welcome.