According to Deadline, a picture has been released of the Thirteenth Doctor (portrayed by Jodie Whittaker) in the outfit they will likely wear throughout Whittaker’s tenure as the Doctor. Check out the official picture below!
More about the Thirteenth Doctor
Jodie Whittaker will be playing the officially acknowledged thirteenth incarnation of the British legacy character known as The Doctor and is called the Thirteenth Doctor by fans of the show. Longtime watchers of the show recall that Whittaker’s incarnation of the Doctor is not actually the thirteenth incarnation, but the fifteenth.
As the 50th anniversary special titled “The Day of the Doctor” revealed, there was an incarnation called the War Doctor (John Hurt). The War Doctor’s regeneration took place in between the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston). During the second season of the revived series, the then acknowledged the tenth incarnation of the Doctor (David Tennant) started regenerating but put the regeneration energy inside a hand that Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) had stored for the Doctor after it had been severed in the first episode of the second season.
Future showrunner Steven Moffat decided that this counted as a regeneration, and made the fact that the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) was actually on his thirteenth regeneration relevant when it was time for Matt Smith to leave the show. Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role, putting the tradition of the role being played by a white man at least temporarily by the wayside.
A tradition that Doctor Who does not seem to be put by the wayside is putting its lead actor in whimsical outfits. There has been a mixed reaction to the Thirteenth Doctor’s outfit, with comparisons to Mork (played by the late Robin Williams), from the 1970s TV show Mork and Mindy.
The next episode of Doctor Who (and Jodie Whittaker’s likely first appearance as the Thirteenth ) will be Doctor Who‘s traditional Christmas episode. As that designation indicates, it will air December 25th, 2017.
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