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Thread: Should the new Dr Who be a woman?

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    Should the new Dr Who be a woman?

    The BBC has revealed that Jodie Whittaker the star
    of the recent Broadchurch series on ITV is to be the 13th Doctor Who.

    Should a woman have been announced as the new Dr as
    the character has always been a man although its believed to be an alien not human?

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    I'm sure some purists will be up in arms but as somebody who has never watched this I don't really see a problem. I don't think this is the same thing as it would be if, say, James Bond suddenly become a woman.

    still, it gives the nerds something else to beat off to.

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    Aye, not a fan of the show but it is great to see them cast a woman if only to see the rage that the news is greeted with by the Daily Mail readership. 'Time travel is for men and men only' is my favourite so far, hope it was meant as a joke!.

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    I remember when Star Trek had to change the words at
    the end of each episode when Captain Kirk said where no man
    has gone before to where no one has gone before which caused
    a massive outcry at the time among fans of the Sci Fi series.

    I wouldn't have a problem if the next James Bond was Black actor Idris Elba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
    Aye, not a fan of the show but it is great to see them cast a woman if only to see the rage that the news is greeted with by the Daily Mail readership. 'Time travel is for men and men only' is my favourite so far, hope it was meant as a joke!.
    that can only be a joke, although I'm sure it got plenty of bites.

    lets face it though, they've made the appointment specifically for the reaction. I don't know whether the Doc has an actual name that might identify a gender but if not the character is fair game to be whatever they want. similarly the skin colour of James Bond isn't, to my knowledge, ever referenced in the books and so he can be whatever ethnicity the makers want.

    it would obviously be different if King Henry VIII was suddenly cast as a lesbian tribeswoman from Papua New Guinea but these are fictional characters ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely View Post
    lets face it though, they've made the appointment specifically for the reaction. I don't know whether the Doc has an actual name that might identify a gender but if not the character is fair game to be whatever they want. similarly the skin colour of James Bond isn't, to my knowledge, ever referenced in the books and so he can be whatever ethnicity the makers want.
    Dr Who is apparently a shape shifting alien with 2 hearts that regenerates every now and then so for the new Doctor to be a women shouldn't really be any surpirse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely View Post
    it would obviously be different if King Henry VIII was suddenly cast as a lesbian tribeswoman from Papua New Guinea but these are fictional characters ffs.
    Not as different as you probably think.

    http://realhistoryww.com/world_histo...s/Crests_3.htm

    You don't open specnur's links it seems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamMelGibson View Post
    Not as different as you probably think.

    http://realhistoryww.com/world_histo...s/Crests_3.htm

    You don't open specnur's links it seems?


    thanks for the link, put a smile on my face

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus View Post
    Dr Who is apparently a shape shifting alien with 2 hearts that regenerates every now and then so for the new Doctor to be a women shouldn't really be any surpirse.


    sci fi is something I will never get

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    I stopped watching Doctor Who around the time Peter Davison got the job. I haven't been to get into it again since the show was re-launched with much better special effects, I guess I've outgrown it at last!
    The Doctor's assistant was invariably eye candy totty in the days when I watched it, probably the only reason dads allowed it on the TV screens in the evening. As Jodie Whittaker scores at least a 7/10 on the eye candy totty front, I guess she'll be an acceptable Doctor. Give her a cat suit or some short skirts to wear and I'm sure the ratings will be good. David Tennant was eye candy totty for the mums, I think he helped to bring the show back to life on the ratings front. Sex sells!
    He's magic you kno-oow, Mauricio Poch-ett-ino!

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