Earlier this year it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would be playing the first female Doctor Who in history, a very notable decision that, of course, enraged sexist trolls. People were upset with such a drastic change had come to the series. Luckily most were quickly dispatched to point out the series has a long history of diversity and has never shied away from tackling social issues. Still, the fires are still burning as the looming changes has some Doctor Who faithful worried.
Since then, many have speculated on how the character of Dr. Who would be changed by her gender. On Thursday, the BBC gave fans their first glimpse of Whittaker's look for the new series which will premier in October of 2018 to an hour long special.
The early answer is that Dr. Who hasn't changed very much at all and is sporting a look that many will find oddly familiar yet different at the same time.:
Sexism is still at play! In the responses to the BBC's picture of Whittaker as Dr. Who, there are plenty of people saying her outfit is wacky and inappropriate. Luckily, there are far more people refuting the claim that Dr. Who has ever been stylish, being an alien and all. The Doctor has always had a more goofy look to begin with so many of the arguments don't hold a ton of ground. We're kind of digging it personally. Many are also pointing out the obvious references to other famous TV aliens of the past. Recognize those suspenders?
Doctor Who may be a woman now, but she's not going to suddenly get sleek and sexy. She's gonna be the same doofy self she's always been. With really big pockets. We're excited to see what she can do.
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