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TV: Trans Actor Pete MacHale Joins Doctor Who Cast

Pete MacHale

Doctor Who has reportedly cast its first-ever trans man, Pete MacHale, for its upcoming season. MacHale is one of five new cast members announced in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, TV Zone reported, along with Bhav Joshi, Eilidh Loan, Pete MacHale, Miles Yekinni and Hemi Yeroham. Their roles are all currently unknown. The new Doctor Who cast members will join Doctor Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in season 14, expected to air in early 2024. MacHale is the first out trans man cast in Doctor Who. He follows in the footsteps of Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney, who is playing … Read more

TV: Doctor Who Christmas Trailer Drops With Yasmin Finney

Yasmin Finney in Doctor Who

The new Doctor Who trailer has dropped and fans are ready to see Yasmin Finney (Heartstopper) thrive in the Whoniverse. This year Russell T Davies announced his return as Doctor Who showrunner, Ncuti Gatwa as the next Doctor and a three episode David Tennant-Catherine Tate special. When we last saw Donna (Tate) it was clarified she could never remember the Doctor at the risk of burning up her mind, with her memories of her time as his companion having been wiped. But it looks like this is all at risk in the upcoming special. Among the exciting news was trans … Read more

TV: Doctor Who “Thasmin” Shippers Let Down By Finale

Doctor Who - Thasmin

Jodie Whittaker’s final Doctor Who adventure “The Power of the Doctor” saw nostalgia, action and fan favourites bring together an ambitious episode – but Thasmin got lost along the way. Ahead of the episode – the final part of Whittaker’s three-episode farewell – fans had high hopes for the Thirteenth Doctor and companion Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill) – dubbed “Thasmin”. After years of fan “shipping”, this year’s Easter special confirmed the two had feelings for each other, and many were hopeful for a happy ending of sorts. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Neil Patrick Harris to Join Doctor Who Cast

Neil Patrick Harris - Doctor Who

Neil Patrick Harris will play “the greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced” in the next iteration of Doctor Who. Russell T Davies’ latest Doctor Who announcement landed Monday (13 June), via an Instagram post of the How I Met Your Mother star seemingly in character. “Neil Patrick Harris, welcome to Cardiff,” Davies wrote. “Playing the greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced. Such a great actor, such a great man, it’s an honour and a hoot. Have fun!” Full Story from Pink News

TV: Trans Heartstopper Star Yasmin Finney to Join “Doctor Who”

TV: Trans Heartstopper Star Yasmin Finney to Join "Doctor Who"

Heartstopper‘s Yasmin Finney has joined the Doctor Who universe as a new character that will debut next year, coinciding with the show’s 60th anniversary. Finney rose to fame for her role as Elle Argent, a trans teen who recently moved to an all girls’ school, in Netflix’s coming-of-age LGBTQ+ series Heartstopper. The amazing series has been heralded as one of the most important queer TV shows in a generation for its beloved characters and heartfelt story. The BBC confirmed on Monday (16 May) that Finney has joined the cast of Doctor Who and is currently filming scenes that will air … Read more

TV: Doctor Who Fans Celebrate Queer Romance in Easter Episode

Doctor Who Easter Episode

After endless teasing, Doctor Who has finally confirmed that the 13th Doctor and companion Yasmin Khan – known as Thasmin – are absolutely queer for each other. Fans had been promised some “delicately” handled queer romance in the show’s Easter special episode on Sunday 17 April, titled “Legend of the Sea Devils“, after romantic tension between Yaz and the Doctor reached fever pitched throughout Jodie Whittaker’s era helming the show. Luckily, Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall finally delivered in Whittaker’s penultimate episode in the role. During the climax of the action, as the Doctor manically worked to flood the … Read more

TV: Doctor Who star Mandip Gill teases ’emotional’ queer romance for Easter special

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Doctor Who star Mandip Gill has confirmed that the romance between Yaz and the Doctor will be featured in the upcoming Easter special. Fans were over the moon to witness the beginnings of a relationship form between the 13th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and Yaz (Gill) in the New Year special “Eve of the Daleks”. In the episode, Dan Lewis (John Bishop), a companion to Whittaker’s Doctor, urged the pair to confess their feelings for one another. Now, it appears that fans will be treated to even more queer content in the next special, “Legend of the Sea Devils”, which also … Read more

TV: Doctor Who Confirms Same Sex Romance

Doctor Who

Doctor Who fans are ecstatic after the series essentially confirmed a same-sex romance between the Thirteenth Doctor and her companion Yaz. Fans have long speculated that there might be feelings between the Time Lord (Jodie Whittaker) and Yasmin “Yaz” Khan (Mandip Gill). Even Gill said in a 2020 interview that she whole-heartedly was “here” for the “Thasmin” shippers and loved the idea that her character and the Time Lord could be romantically involved. Now, the new episode, titled “Eve of the Daleks”, has made the relationship between Yaz and the Doctor a bit clearer. In the episode, the Doctor, Yaz … Read more

Is the Current Doctor Who Headed for a Queer Romance?

Jodie Whittaker

Doctor Who: Flux has left fans convinced that the Doctor is headed for a queer romance with her companion Yaz. Sunday’s (5 December) season finale saw the Doctor and Yaz reunited after Yaz and Dan were sent back in time earlier in the season. Though in the Doctor’s timeline, the separation had been brief, she was shocked to learn that for Yaz, it had been two years. It made their reunion all the more emotional, and fans were quick to pick up on the heavy romantic tension and queer subtext. Full Story from Pink News