Whittaker spoke at the “Doctor Who” panel on day one of Comic-Con International Thursday in San Diego.
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British actress Jodie Whittaker made her public debut as the first female "Doctor Who," Thursday, saying casting a woman to lead the long-running sci-fi television series was inevitable.Whittaker, 36, is the first woman and the 13th actor to play "Doctor Who" since the show first began airing on Britain's BBC network in 1963 . Tradition has it that when a new actor takes on the part of the character, the old, damaged time traveler regenerates into a new body.The BBC has not announced a premiere date for the new 10-episode season of the show, which is one of its biggest worldwide hits.
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