In previous regenerations, the protagonist of the British scf-fi show Doctor Who acquired new teeth or new kidneys, but the next Doctor will acquire a new gender. The thirteenth version of the Doctor will be female, to be played by Jodie Whittaker. This is not too much of a surprise, since his (soon to be her) fellow Time Lord and longtime nemesis the Master has already become a woman, known as Missy. Will the show's fans accept a female Doctor? Time (pun intended) will tell.
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