Today saw a momentous moment in Doctor Who history unfold: Jodie Whittaker was unveiled as the first woman to officially play the Doctor in 54 years of the show. She’s now also spoken out for the first time, offering fans a simple message: have faith in the change that Doctor Who has always been about.
Over the past 53 years, Doctor Who has had a rollercoaster relationship with the representation of women, both in front of and behind the camera. But a new examination of the show’s portrayal of women in scientific fields shows that from the very beginning, the series has valued female scientists—and continued to give…
Women who kick ass, or are bad ass, have been coming more to the forefront of science fiction and fantasy in recent years. In books, movies, television, and comics we are seeing more of them. That is fantastic. However, I feel like they might be casting a shadow on great female characters whose strength is not…
Which means I wrote more for my Doctor Who blog again! Bit of a short post, but something I think about a lot. Even if you’re not an active Whovian, this may be of interest to those who remember Tom Baker from the old days.
I said I’d post again on Monday and oh my god, I actually did.
The one that hasn’t had a new post for months and months? Well, I wrote something new for it (and will hopefully continue to do so).
The show runner will all know and love... will be leaving at the culmination of series 10 in 2017. Replacing him will be Chris Chibnall most know for the creation of Broadchurch. Chibnall has a few Who episodes already under his belt including 42 and The Hungry Earth.
Who watched it today? Not many people are chatting about it on ODeck and I’M DYING OVER HERE.
The Doctor is back, but what’s taken him so long? Find out in our first look at Doctor Who season nine, hot off the presses from the show’s Comic-Con panel!
I got it autographed.
I made a Google doc detailing where to find every single serial.
is a look at some hitherto private discussions and thoughts about Doctor Who shared between myself and DonnaNoble. Enjoy.
You guys have probably forgotten DonnaNobleIsMyHero and I even have a Doctor Who blog! We haven't exactly been updating in a consistent manner. But! We've made a resolution to update at least once a week.
I saw notice of this class a few weeks ago on my DoctorWho Flipboard and apologize if people have already talked about it. A professor at Syracuse University is offering an IRL and free MOOC class on the cultural impact of Doctor Who: "Doctor Who in the Digital Age." You can follow it on Twitter using #WhoClass and…
Yes, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has finally, finally announced out loud that the Doctor not only can be a woman, but that the character's next reincarnation may finally see this monumental (and long overdue) change.
I think this video shows pretty perfectly just how compelling a show Doctor Who is, and always has been — yes, even pre-2005 Who with its cheesy effects. And how a show made for children about an alien who travels in time and space in a police box can inspire the emotions it does in people.
Yesterday I spent $42 on Doctor Who t-shirts because I couldn't decide between the three I liked best so I said "fuck it" and bought them all. Today I spent $35 on a replica of the Seventh Doctor's scarf (down from $55! Come on, that's a great deal!).