Jodie Whittaker Is The Thirteenth Doctor!

The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer says : “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

“I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of BBC Content, says: “Making history is what Doctor Who is all about and Chris Chibnall’s bold new take on the next Time Lord is exactly that. The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker – and have lots of fun too!”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama, says : “Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, says : “I’m so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I’ve been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

After the break, there’s questions with Jodie Whittaker about taking the part

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Reacting To The Thirteenth Doctor!

Now, you probably know that tomorrow, after the Men’s Final at Wimbledon, we’re going to finally find out who’s going to take the keys to the TARDIS after Peter Capaldi hands them over on Christmas Day. I know what you’re thinking “Daniel, I’d love to know what you think straight away, as it happens!” and thanks to Tom Dix of EpicWho, you’ll be able to see my reaction live!

The link is at the bottom of this article, and as we don’t know the exact time of the announcement, be sure to keep an eye on my Twitter, as I’ll be posting updates throughout the day in the run up!

Summer Holiday!

Hey guys, Daniel here; sorry I’ve been quiet over the past week or so!
Basically, I have a super hectic few weeks lined up, I’m going to Disneyland for a few days, I’m going to be invited to something super secret, and then I’m going to be doing a theatre workshop for a week after that. It’s safe to say that the next month is going to be pretty non-stop for me, so I’m going to have to have a little break from the site.

That doesn’t mean that GallifreyArchive will be totally silent for this month though, I’ll still bring you Big Finish reviews as/when I can, and I definitely can assure you that any huge release like Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 2 or Torchwood: Aliens Among Us will definitely be covered.

Thank you for understanding, and I can’t wait to get back to full speed soon!

Thanks again,
Daniel

GIVEAWAY TIME! [Closed]

Hey guys, Daniel here! Summer is upon us, Series 10 is over, and now we have to wait until Christmas. Last week, I reached 500 Twitter followers, and to celebrate, I’ve decided to hold not one, but two giveaways!

First of all, I have an unopened Series 2 Steelbook to giveaway, that is selling for £24.99 on Amazon at the time of writing. All you have to do to be eligible to win that, is follow me on Twitter @GallifreyRchive, and tell me your favourite moment from Series 2. You have until 11:59PM on Sunday 9th July in the UK.

Then we have the Mr Men book giveaway! To win the first set of Doctor Who inspired Mr Men books, featuring Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth, all you have to do is answer the following question: Who do you think will be the next Doctor? To enter the Mr Men giveaway, email your answer to gallifreyarchive@gmail.com, by 11:59PM on Sunday 9th July in the UK.

BORING RULES:
You can enter both competitions, but only one entry per competition per person. Any duplicates will be disqualified. The winners will be chose at random on random.org, and if the winners do not email me to claim their prize by Tuesday, I will redraw the prize.

The Office Of Never Was Review

We’re back with Ianto in this months Torchwood release, which, after last months experimental torchwood_cascade_CDRIP.tor, seems to be a lot more conventional. It’s been six monthly releases since we’ve had a Ianto release (not including the special box sets), so I think it’s about time we got to see exactly what he’s been up to, don’t you?

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