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TV: Who Should Be the New Doctor Who?

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Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has confirmed she will be leaving the sci-fi drama next year, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall. Both star and showrunner will bow out following a six-part series set to air later in 2021, two specials already planned for 2022, plus one final feature-length adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor, which will also mark the BBC’s centenary next year. Jodie Whittaker, 39, took over the TARDIS in 2017 as the first female Doctor, breaking a major barrier for the long-running show. The next Doctor is yet to be announced but many Whovians are crying out for another … Read more

John Barrowman Calls for Trans Doctor Who

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John Barrowman is encouraging Doctor Who to “take another leap” and cast a transgender Time Lord after Jodie Whittaker leaves the show. After making waves as the first ever female Doctor, Whittaker’s tenure is rumoured to be ending soon, leaving the door open for a queer actor to follow her into the TARDIS. As speculation over her successor intensifies, Barrowman threw his weight behind the idea of a transgender actor in the iconic role. “I’d love to see a transgender Doctor. I think that would be awesome,” he told Metro. “With Jodie, they made a leap. They made a huge … Read more

TV: Jack is Back

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John Barrowman is set to make his return to Doctor Who as the ‘omnisexual’ time-traveller Captain Jack Harkness, the BBC has revealed. The actor first appeared as Captain Jack Harkness in the long-running BBC series in 2005, and he quickly became a fan-favourite. Barrowman went on to reprise his role in a January 2020 episode titled “Fugitive of the Judoon” – and now the BBC has announced that he will return again for the 2020 Doctor Who Christmas special. In the special, titled “Revolution of the Daleks”, Captain Jack will help “the fam” after they discover a shocking plan involving … Read more

Doctor Who Buries “Bury Your Gays” (Spoilers)

Doctor Who fans rejoiced as the show left the ‘bury the gays’ trope firmly behind with an episode that put a proud gay romance at the front and centre. Warning: Major spoilers follow. Whovians were already reeling from last week’s big reveal – the return of much-loved omnisexual alien space pirate, Captain Jack Harkness. And Sunday’s episode ‘Praxeus’ scored even higher on LGBT+ representation with a death-defying love story between British astronaut Adam Lang (Matthew McNulty) and ex-police officer Jake Willis (Warren Brown). From the beginning it’s clear the two characters share a history, but the details of their relationship … Read more

TV: Captain Jack Returns – On Doctor Who (Spoilers)

Doctor Who fans were thrilled when John Barrowman made a surprise comeback as the “omni-sexual” time traveller Captain Jack Harkness, a decade after he last appeared on the show. Warning: Major spoilers follow. Captain Jack made his return during Sunday night’s “Fugitive of the Judooon”, accidentally abducting The Doctor’s companions while trying to deliver a warning to the Time Lord (Jodie Whittaker). After beaming Graham (Bradley Walsh) into his ship, he mistakes him for The Doctor – who he has only ever met as male – and plants a deep, long kiss on his lips. Fans were robbed of a … Read more

Doctor Who Takes “Bury Your Gays” to a Whole New Level

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Doctor Who may have set a TV record with the fastest “Bury Your Gays” moment ever. Fans of the hit BBC sci-fi show were thrilled when a new gay character was introduced in its New Year’s Day special “Resolution.” But the excitement didn’t last long. Because less than half a minute later, the character had his lifeless body dragged down an empty hallway. Actor Connor Calland made his TV debut playing a gay security guard named Richard. In his <30 seconds of screen time, he challenges Dalek-controlled character Lin, played by actress Charlotte Ritchie, as she attempts to break into a … Read more

TV: New Doctor Who Look is Gender Neutral

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The first ever female Doctor Who sent fans wild at the Comic Con International show this week by throwing gender labels into a time warp. Actress Jodie Whittaker made a surprise appearance on stage at the Her Universe Fashion Show, giving fans a glimpse of her character’s new trench coat and sonic screwdriver. Look closely at the new coat and you’ll spot the LGBTI rainbow colored embroidery in the coat’s lining and the rainbow motif on the Doctor’s t-shirt. But it’s what she told fans at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego that’s got us all excited. ‘You know what. Any … Read more

Trailer: Doctor Who Does NYC For Christmas

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“Doctor Who” is going stateside this Christmas. The BBC released an action-packed trailer for the sci-fi series’ holiday episode on Friday, titled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.” The teaser lasts only 30 seconds, but it does appear to show Peter Capaldi’s titular character teaming up with an investigative reporter and a figure known as “The Ghost” to save Manhattan from brain-swapping aliens. By Lee Moran – Full Story at The Huffington Post

New Doctor Who Spinoff Includes Gay Kiss

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Class, the new Doctor Who spinoff coming to the BBC, has released its first trailer and a boy-on-boy smooch is featured prominently. Set at the Whovian landmark Coal Hill Academy, the new show will feature a gang of students and a mysterious physics teacher solving mysteries and battling aliens without the help of everyone’s favorite doctor. While the current incarnation of the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, appears in the trailer and kickoff episode, openly gay writer Patrick Ness says he doesn’t plan on bringing the Doctor back often. “I think cameo appearances are like penises,” he told the audience … Read more