Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord

Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord

Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord

The 11th series of Doctor Who has begun filming, starring Jodie Whittaker in the titular role. (As we fans of Mork and Mindy know, you put them together, and you have rainbow suspenders - also pure 1970s.) Although many Doctors look as if they can fit neatly into the 19th century, this Doctor would stand out there as she would in any year in the 20th century, except perhaps one month in 1981.

It shouldn't be too surprising that some people were quick to point out that they didn't like this new outfit at all.

I honestly can't stop staring at the photo: She looks like she's about to step out of whatever magical hilltop she's on and into my office, hopefully to become my new best friend. Silliness has, more often than not, been the name of the game for this Gallifreyan. Backed by the handsome colors of a sun rising over green pastures, the 13th Doctor's light greys, browns, yellows and teals shine through.

The image gained plenty of reactions on the Doctor Who Facebook page and Twitter, with some decrying it as ugly and ridiculous, while others thought it represented the character well. The suspenders, which some are vocal about hating, is obviously a callback to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor. She has a long jacket (hello, David Tennant); high-waisted trousers (very Patrick Troughten); suspenders (mighty Matt Smith); and a set of stripes across her shirt that could be a subtle tribute to Tom Baker's iconic long scarf.

Speaking to Stuff recently, the 35-year-old Whittaker says keeping the news that she was to be the 13th Doctor under wraps until the official announcement in July did cause from frustrations for her. Plus, numerous others that took to scarves or bow ties rather than the more traditional neck piece. But the Doctor's journey is only just beginning'.

Jodie, 35, looks edgy in The Doctor's trademark trench coat, sporting an ensemble beneath seemingly inspired by past Doctors Colin Baker and Tom Baker.

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