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The 11th Season of Doctor Who is shaking up the franchise
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television program produced by the BBC about a time-travelling alien known as a Time Lord who calls himself The Doctor. The Doctor has a human appearance and explores time and space in a time-travelling spaceship called the TARDIS, which looks like a British police box. The Doctor uses his ship to go on adventures across space and time, battle foes, help people and make friends. Time Lords have regenerative powers which means when they get very badly wounded they can transform into a new body. This plot device means that multiple actors have played the Doctor throughout the years. Doctor Who premiered on the BBC in 1963 and ran until 1989. The show was brought back in 2005 and has been running ever since. In 2018, Doctor Who is entering its eleventh season.
Up until 2017, there had been twelve different Doctors, and all of them had been portrayed by men. In July 2017, the BBC announced that the Thirteenth Doctor was going to be portrayed by a woman and that English actress Jodie Whittaker had been cast in the role. Fan reaction to the announcement of a female Doctor Who was mixed, but largely positive. Whittaker debuted as the Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special "Twice upon a Time".
To celebrate the start of season eleven of Doctor Who, Luna Palace Cinemas will be hosting a special premiere of the first episode, titled "The Woman Who Fell to Earth" at Luna Leederville and Luna on SX on Monday, October 8 from 6pm to 7.45pm. The episode will run for 65 minutes and will include 25 additional minutes of cinema exclusive content. Admission price will be $26.50 for general admission and $21.50 for concession.