New Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall says he always wanted the thirteenth Doctor to be a woman, with Jodie Whittaker landing the role. Since the classic British science fiction show first launched in 1963, the series has focused on a Time Lord – a race of alien beings – who calls himself the Doctor. Throughout multiple regenerations, even since the show was relaunched in 2005, the Doctor has always been played by a man despite the fact that within the show’s canon Time Lords can regenerate as any gender or with any appearance. As such, many fans of Doctor Who have been calling for someone other than a ...

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