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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Doctor Who Christmas special: best reactions from the Twitterverse

In a historical moment for the popular show, the first female Time Lord made an appearance

David Bradley and Peter Capaldi in a scene from the Christmas episode of the show Doctor Who. Simon Ridgway / BBC Worlwide Limited via AP
David Bradley and Peter Capaldi in a scene from the Christmas episode of the show Doctor Who. Simon Ridgway / BBC Worlwide Limited via AP

Another Christmas comes, another new incarnation of The Doctor arrives, and last night, fans of the long running sci-fi show saw the Twelfth Doctor (played by Peter Capaldi) regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).

In a historical moment for the show, with Whittaker's debut, the first female Time Lord made its appearance. Even though it was announced earlier in the year that she was taking over, there were some pretty positive fresh reactions on social media:

There were those who expressed how much they would miss Capaldi:

Like really miss him:

But welcomed the new Doctor:

After all, isn't it time for a change - even in the Whovian universe?

Because even after over 800 episodes, sometimes it's good to have a little representation:

While the episode ended in a cliffhanger, fans will have to wait for a while as the new season won't air until late in 2018 on BBC One and BBC America.

For those who want to see the regeneration, here it is:

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