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To the right of the Doctor, there's an orange crystalline structure that resembles the rotor. And she's not alone.

And now the first full length Doctor Who trailer starring Jodie Whittaker has been unveiled to fans at the Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday. It bubbles out through words spoken in her native Yorkshire accent. It uses the phrase "the universe is calling", and the accompanying tweet highlights the fact that the Doctor will be using a new sonic screwdriver.

The full cast of the series is now in attendance, and we are bound to learn a whole lot more about Doctor Who's next big season all throughout the SDCC 2018 weekend.

Who fans got their first glimpse of the new Doctor last week when a Doctor Who teaser dropped during the World Cup.

For the Q&A, Jodie was joined by Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole - her new companions, as well as new showrunner Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens. Circumspect like the new Doctor, the new companions were pretty tight lipped.

Whittaker, who was unveiled as the 13th Time Lord in July a year ago, said that "it's about time" more diverse casts were shown on TV.

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The new trailer does not reveal much in terms of narrative, with couple of shots of unknown spaces and mysterious landscapes in view, which she explores with the three. They've also got two female and two male directors working on season 11, and all the editors apart from one is female.

(Almost) everything is new, from the cast to the monsters to the places and times to which the characters travel.

Chibnall also emphasized that the upcoming season is meant for everyone, even those who never watched Doctor Who before. Designed by Arwel Wyn Jones, the new sonic is organic, ergonomic, and after thousands of years, it finally has the red settings.

It has been a priority for them to make sure nothing feels too digital, taking their lead from creators like J.J. Abrams who mix special and practical effects.

But Chibnall discussed how trying to open up Doctor Who to everyone isn't just about casting a woman. But Chibnall's allusion to 11 episodes stands as solid confirmation that the Doctor will be home for Christmas.

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