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The Doctor is in, and she’s finally a woman.

Doctor Who has cast Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker as its first female lead, breaking 54 years and 12 (and a half) past incarnations of the Doctor being a white man.

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/Response: Your Favorite TV Episodes of All Time

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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about their favorite TV episodes of all time. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite episode of television? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favorite movie gunfight? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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classic doctor who streaming on BritBox

Doctor Who is regenerating into a new life on streaming devices.

Every episode of the “Classic Doctor Who” series, the original incarnation of the long-running British sci-fi series that aired on the BBC from 1963 to 1989, will be available to US viewers on BritBox, the new streaming service from the BBC and ITV.

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doctor who gay companion

Doctor Who may go down in history as the longest-running British sci-fi show, but it will make history again in its upcoming 10th season of the new Who franchise that began in 2005.

The Doctor’s newest companion (the designated title for his permanent sidekick) played by Pearl Mackie, will be the first openly gay one in the show’s 50-plus year run.

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doctor who season 10 trailer

BBC America has released the official trailer for the tenth season of Doctor Who. Watch the Doctor Who season 10 trailer now embedded below.

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Peter Capaldi Leaving ‘Doctor Who’ This Year

Peter Capaldi leaving Doctor Who

Looks like it’s time for the Doctor to regenerate again. Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has just confirmed the next season of the long-running British sci-fi series will be his last, after boarding the show back in 2014. He’ll be leaving hot on the heels of showrunner Steven Moffat, who’ll be replaced by Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) starting in 2018.  Read More »

Doctor Who 2016 Christmas Special In Theaters

For Doctor Who fans, having a Christmas special featuring their favorite time traveler is one of the best things about the holiday season. Thankfully, the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special is on the way, and it even has a superhero twist for all you comic book movie fans out there. The special is called The Return of Doctor Mysterio and it’s just been revealed to get a theatrical release here in the United States.

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Doctor Who spinoff Class premiere

Good news, Whovians: we now know exactly when Class will be in session. U.K. fans will be able to catch the Doctor Who spinoff starting October 22 on BBC Three. U.S. fans, unfortunately, will have to wait a bit longer, as Class won’t hit BBC America until spring 2017.

Whenever it reaches your country, though, you can count on the Doctor himself to help get the party started. Peter Capaldi is confirmed to appear in the Class series premiere, which is called “For Tonight We Might Die.” Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) created the series and is executive producing with Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and Brian MinchinRead More »

Doctor Who - War Doctor Figure

The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This edition of The Toy Box has some new Disney Store exclusive figures from the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a nice little vehicle set for fans of Supernatural, an outstanding figure of the War Doctor from Doctor Who and more.

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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This edition of The Toy Box includes an iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that you’ve never seen before from Sideshow Collectibles, the latest edition of the helpful tool that belongs to Doctor Who, a collection of Guillermo Del Toro‘s most important influences, a stylish jacket straight from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more.

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