This fall will see the beginning of Jodie Whittaker‘s tenure as the 13th Doctor. Regardless of arguments about if 13 is the appropriate number for her Doctor (after the meta-crisis and War Doctor, etc.), there has been quite a bit of uncertainty and outright hatred from some fan circles for a female Doctor.
However, Doctor Who has long implied this was not only possible but probable. When David Tennant regenerated into Matt Smith, Matt touches his hair and says, “I’m a girl!!!” before finding his adam’s apple.
In the episode “The Doctor’s Wife” the Doctor says,
“The mark of the Corsair. Fantastic bloke. He had that snake as a tattoo in every regeneration. Didn’t feel like himself unless he had the tattoo. Or herself, a couple of times. Ooo, she was a bad girl.”
In Peter Capaldi’s episode “Hell Bent” he shoots the General who regenerates as a woman.
So the groundwork has been laid for gender switching, but there is a more significant indicator that all will be well with a female Doctor. The Time Ladies that preceded Jodie.
Here are a few of the beloved female “Time Lords” from the Classic and New Who runs of the show.
That’s right, Doctor Who‘s David Tennant will voice Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales coming to Disney XD next summer. An actual Scotsman voicing the wealthiest Scottish Duck, will wonders never cease? There is a great little video announcing the voice casting below. Tennant joins a fabulous cast of funny people including Danny Pudi (Community) as Huey, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Dewey, and Bobby Moynihan (SNL) as Louie. check out the announcement video below! (more…)
He’s the Doctor. He’s a Time Lord. He’s from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. He is 906 years old (at last count), and he’s the man to save your world from Daleks, Vashta Nerada infestations, the occasional horde of invading Cybermen and improptu wormholes that will allow swarms of ravenous metal aliens to reduce your world to dust. He’s coming back and the best part is, he’s probably got his best companion in tow for his special comeback…
Marvel seems to be as on top of their game as ever. After dominating the world of superhero cinema for the past seven years, Marvel decided last year to revolutionize longform television series involving superheroes. First, they redeemed Daredevil in a way no one thought possible, with an explosive, violent, street level show. Then, they topped themselves with the gritty noir that is Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones blew fans away when it debuted on Netflix in November, partially by embracing what Marvel consistently does so well, which is to allow their properties to explore different genres, telling stories that happen to involve superheroes rather than trying to build a story around a superhero. This year fans are getting a second season of Daredevil, followed by a new series, Luke Cage, and it appears that the hits are going to keep on coming. Jessica Jones has been confirmed for a second season!
It seems to be universal opinion at this point that Jessica Jones is another impressive and enjoyable entry into the Marvel Studios canon. From the hard-boiled noir storyline to the tremendous cast including Krysten Ritter as the title character and David Tennant as maybe the scariest Marvel villain yet, Jessica Jones has been a hit with fans, critics and the general audience. And now, it’s time for that inevitable moment where we start dissecting the series for all the various references, asides and Easter eggs that it has to offer. Obsessively mining all 13-epsiodes for clues? Why not watch the following video instead? (more…)
The second trailer for Netflix‘s Jessica Jones series has hit the Internet and it will only make you want more. Krysten Ritter looks and sounds magnificent as the title character Jessica Jones, and David Tennant shows why the Purple Man is much more dangerous than he appears on the surface. There’s only ten more days until Netflix dumps the entire series onto its platform and thankfully, I have Fallout 4 to distract me, without it, those ten days wouldn’t be pretty. I am Jonesin’ for hard for some Jessica Jones. (more…)
When the Netflix Jessica Jones pilot episode was shown at NYCC15, everyone told us how dark and mature the series was and while I believed them, I never thought it would be this dark. Holy Crap, that trailer was dark. You’ve got to take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. (more…)
We might get a full trailer for Marvel and Netflix‘s Jessica Jones this weekend at NYCC 2015 if we’re lucky. There’s been a number of teasers released and now some street guerrilla style marketing for the series that hits November 20th. This time around the teaser is all about the Purple Man played by David Tennant. That’s right, the tenth Doctor is bringing all that talent to make Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) life miserable. (more…)
Ever since online-streaming-service-turned-original-content-provider Netflix unleashed Daredevil to the masses and showed the world that Marvel Comics properties can do more than dazzle on the big screen, us fan-types have been asking what’s next? and can it measure up? We don’t have much longer to wait: premiering next month is the next offering between the two entertainment powerhouses, Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Now, we get to kick off October in the right way, with a brand new teaser!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a force to be reckoned with. Marvel Studios has managed to bring in billions of dollars in box office receipts with their very well produced movies. On the television side of things, Marvel has had a bit of staggered success. While their network television series’, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, have received rather lukewarm ratings, Marvel’s first Netflix series, Daredevil, earned some well-deserved high praise from both viewers and critics alike. The next Marvel Netflix series to which viewers will be treated is the upcoming Jessica Jones, which stars Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter in the title role. Netflix has just released the first official images from the series and while there may not be much action in the shots, the look and tone of the series shines through brilliantly. Take a look at the gallery below, which features the main characters of the series. (more…)