"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor", Whittaker told the BBC about being selected earlier in the summer.
It's always exciting when a new Doctor takes the reins of the TARDIS.
The BBC posted our first look at Jodie Whittaker's costume for her - and womankind's - inaugural Doctor Who voyage.More news: Trump administration ends immigration program protecting Central Americans from deportation
However, many fans on social media derisively compared the costume to the outfit worn a fictional character outside of the "Doctor Who" universe: Mork from Ork, played by Robin Williams on the classic sitcom "Mork and Mindy".
"Definitely dig the outfit for the new Doctor, in particular the pinstripes", tweeted Ken Widdoes of British Columbia. And while I do hope that the 13th Doctor is comfortable with her feminine side, and that she's written well in that regard, I'm so happy she's in trousers and sensible shoes.
Already fans have begun to discuss the look and there appears to be references to previous incarnations of the Time Lord in her outfit. Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill have been cast as Graham, Ryan, and Yasmin, respectively. What do you think of the new Doctor's get-up (I'm admittedly torn on the suspenders, but I'm willing to set aside those misgivings for the time being)?