The Doctor, and Her Doctors

No, your eyes don’t deceive you...
No, your eyes don’t deceive you...
Photo: BBC

The Doctor and the Doctors sounds like a really good Steven and the Stevens tribute band, honestly.


Today the cast and crew behind Doctor Who season 11 descended on the latest hub of alien activity du jour, Sheffield, for a press screening of “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” Jodie Whittaker’s full debut as the 13th Doctor. To celebrate, the BBC got Whittaker back in costume and brought her some cosplaying friends...


Twelve of them, in fact.

Honestly, it’s kind of brain-fritzing at first glance. It’s like that bit with Rey in the cave in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but with more culottes, coats that look like superhero capes, and rainbow T-shirts. But it’s a delightful bit of brain-fritzing, none the less! Especially the cosplayers in the lineup who can’t help but crack a smile at being one Time Lord among many. Or one Time Lord among 13, to be precise. You can check out a few more pictures from today’s Doctor Who press screening below:


For the rest of us, Doctor Who returns October 7.


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Ok, here’s a serious question:

I really REALLY love the Thirteenth Doctor’s outfit. Like, love it so much that the thought of cosplaying it has crossed my mind. The thing is, I’m a man and I do also have literally all the other Doctor’s to pull from. It seems stupid but it is something to consider if doing a genderbent 13 might come off as wrong given the fact that it’s the first female Doctor.

Thoughts? Should I just stick to 11 or 12 and call it a day?