Comic-Con Fans Go Wild Meeting First Female 'Doctor Who' - NBC 7 San Diego

Comic-Con Fans Go Wild Meeting First Female 'Doctor Who'

Whittaker is the first woman to play the role, which has also been played by Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith

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    Doctor Who Fans Turn Up at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

    Fans posed with a LEGO version of the Thirteenth Doctor on the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con Thursday. There were sales of exclusive merchandise including Doctor Who shirts, keychains and toys.

    (Published Thursday, July 19, 2018)

    Some 6,500 Comic-Con attendees cheered on the 13th "Doctor Who" Jodie Whittaker Thursday in San Diego in her first public appearance since getting the coveted role.

    Whittaker is the first woman to play the role, which has also been played by Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith.

    The English actress described the Comic-Con experiences as "loud" and "amazing" and says she has felt "lots of support."

    Many fans in the convention center's Hall H waited in line overnight to get a spot in the panel. Some also wore their best Doctor Who costumes.

    Comic-Con Kicks Off with Exhibits and Experiences

    [DGO] Comic-Con Kicks Off with Exhibits and Experiences

    NBC 7 Audra Stafford reports from the San Diego Convention Center.

    Additional information: Flash Gordon (Sam Jones) will be bartending Thursday, July 19 at the
    Werewolf - 9-10:15pm and The Waterfront Bar & Grill - 10:45pm-12am.

    (Published Thursday, July 19, 2018)

    Little was revealed about the upcoming season of the highly secretive show. The new showrunner Chris Chibnall says its important to preserve the communal viewing experience.

    The 11th season will debut on BBC America in the fall.