Doctor a woman and fans rejoice
AUSTRALIA’S legion of Doctor Who fans couldn’t be happier that a woman is taking over the TARDIS for the first time in the sci- fi television show’s 50- year history.
British actor Jodie Whittaker, 35, was unveiled by the BBC as the 13th Doctor who will replace Peter Capaldi when he ends his stint as the world’s favourite time lord after three series this Christmas. Australian fans overwhelmingly welcomed the gender switch.
President of the Doctor Who Club of Australia Lauren Davis said the BBC’s groundbreaking decision was one of the most significant moments in the program’s history.
“It’s important the show tries to do different things and goes in a bold and different direction and you couldn’t get bolder than this,” she said yesterday. THE VOICE