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Breaking Down the First Look At Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor

Earlier today, the creative team behind Doctor Who released the first look at Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. Whittaker is the first female Doctor in the show’s fifty plus years, so it’s not too surprising that her outfit is a bit of a departure from her predecessors. Except for the boots, of course. She’s the Doctor now, and that means that she’ll be doing a lot of running. Today’s Nerdist News is keeping up with the new Time Lady by examining the way that her costume references the show’s deep history.

Join guest host and known Zygon collaborator, Steve Zaragoza, as he takes us step-by-step through the Doctor’s new ensemble. At first glance, it could easily be mistaken for something that the Doctor stole from a hospital or hastily assembled from the TARDIS’ wardrobe. But a closer examination reveals that nothing was chosen at random. Even the eye-catching rainbow colors on her shirt remind us of the Fourth Doctor’s famous multicolored scarf.

The Thirteenth Doctor’s suspenders and boots also seem like a direct shout out to Matt Smith‘s beloved Eleventh Doctor. Considering that costume designer Ray Holman put both outfits together, that seems like a fitting tribute to his earlier creation. It also looks like she’s wearing some high waist pants, which was something that Patrick Troughton‘s Second Doctor was known to do.

Thankfully, the new Doctor’s coat isn’t a technicolor nightmare like the Sixth Doctor’s infamous look. That said, her jacket does seem to combine elements from multiple Doctors. It’s got a floor length hem, like the Tenth Doctor’s favorite trench coat and a hoodie like the one that the Twelfth Doctor briefly wore. As for the light grey color, it seems to be coming straight from the Seventh Doctor’s tailored jacket. The end result is a Doctor who can probably blend into modern crowds a little bit more easily, and we’re pretty sure that her pockets are bigger on the inside.

What do you think about the Doctor’s new costume? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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