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New Doctor Who is Female

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Jodie Whittaker Named the First Female "Doctor Who"

 

http://www.cbsnews.c...ale-doctor-who/

 

 

 

Actress Jodie Whittaker will become the next actor -- and the first female -- to star as the universe-trotting Timelord in the long-running BBC science fiction series "Doctor Who."

 

Whittaker will become the 13th Doctor in the show's history, taking over for current star Peter Capaldi at the end of this year. Capaldi has starred on the show since 2013, and was the 12th actor to fill the Doctor's shoes since the series made its debut on British television in 1963.

 

The announcement was made on Sunday, in a short video in which Whittaker reveals herself stepping toward the Tardis, the Doctor's teleportation device.

 

Whittaker previously starred in the British crime series "Broadchurch" and in the films "Attack the Block" and "Adult Life Skills."  Other film credits include "Black Sea," "Ashes," "Good Vibrations" and "One Day."

 

Whittaker told the Radio Times she hopes the show's fans won't be "scared by my gender."

 

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Imagine for a second if they did this to Batman or Kirk. This will likely kill off the show as the fan base will likely turn it off.


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What they should have done is kill Doctor who and had his assistant pledging to keep going as something else.


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New Doctor Who is Female

 

 

Shock! Horror!

 

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I wonder how long before the liberal Hollywood elites start pushing through movies where real, historical figures are replaced by women for "diversity".


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I wonder how long before the liberal Hollywood elites start pushing through movies where real, historical figures are replaced by women for "diversity".

 

 

Probably pretty soon.

 

Destroying history is just wrong and I'll also oppose it very strongly...

 

Won't watch or give my money to it that is for damn sure.


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They could have shown Doctor who coming out as transgender and I would have supported it big time.

 

But wtf? Replacing the charter after decades? Doesn't work.

 

Unless he did something that none of us can do and changed his biology.


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I wonder how long before the liberal Hollywood elites start pushing through movies where real, historical figures are replaced by women for "diversity".

 I have no problem with a female doctor.  This I would have issues with for sure.  Same thing with changing someone's race.  I wouldn't mind if someone of another race played the doctor.  If all of a sudden people started portraying a historically white person as black, I'd have issues.


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They could have shown Doctor who coming out as transgender and I would have supported it big time.

 

But wtf? Replacing the charter after decades? Doesn't work.

 

Unless he did something that none of us can do and changed his biology.

 

Doctor Who fans know that the Doctor can do "something that none of us can do and changed his biology."   That is why 12 different actors have played Doctor Who, yet (s)he is one character. 


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fans have debating if this could happen since the first mention of the Corsair a fellow timelord/lady. and wondering what it would be like to have a female doctor for probably longer than that. I admit I'd be incluned to start watching again just to see how the character and story handle the topic.

 

Anybody who's bent out of shape about it likely was looking for something to be bent out of shape about.


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If this is legitimately done to appeal to the PC crowd, then yeah, I can understand the contention. If it doesn't break canon and the actress is legitimately good, then I don't care.


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I'm completely fine with it, especially since pretty much everything in Doctor Who is more absurd than this. In fact I felt it was way overdue. I'm probably a minority here but I actually really like these sorts of diversity for pretty much the same reason I didn't stick with just one colour with colouring pages when I was young. It's both fair and fun.

 

I just found it weak how they present it as something to meet the wishes of the crowd. It ruins the decision and almost sounds like an apology. It'd be cooler if they simply said The Doctor is now a woman because she just is



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Congrats and good luck to Jodie Whiittaker as the new Doctor for months and years to come.


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I wonder how long before the liberal Hollywood elites start pushing through movies where real, historical figures are replaced by women for "diversity".

 

We - or you, the Westerners, to be exact - are already moving in this direction.

 

The "Hollow crown" from BBC. This is about medieval England but...

 

The Black bishop:

 

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Her Majesty the Queen:

 

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The duke of York:

 

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I'm not racist or something but... are you fu**ing kidding me?


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^ I agree and cross the line with historical figures, but it's typical that the worst and most prominent example of them all was left out, which was Jesus turned into a white guy.

 

That said, the modern West is still considerably more notorious for washing the other way around



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the worst and most prominent example of them all was left out, which was Jesus turned into a white guy.

I wonder why people still worship the image of the white guy. If anything, Jesus looked more like this:

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...than this:

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The former of the two looks like someone most westerners wouldn't want to sit next to on an airplane.


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If this is legitimately done to appeal to the PC crowd, then yeah, I can understand the contention. If it doesn't break canon and the actress is legitimately good, then I don't care.

 

To be honest, there probably is a bit of the appealing to the PC crowd in the decision.  As for canon, recalling the way the show operated in the early 80s and before, I would say that there was no such thing as "canon."   For example, there were at least two distinctly and radically different stories concerning what it was that the Timelords referred to as the "Key to Time."  

 

At any rate, the idea was planted in what today might pass as cannon in that Doctor Who's  Gallifreyan nemesis, The Master, had already regenerated from a male to a female.  So the precedent had already been set. 

 

Personally, I think that they should have never killed off Dr. Who's "wife" River Song (Alex Kingston).  They could have even re-titled the series Dr. Who and River Song to give that character equal billing.  A "new" Doctor Who and a "new" River Song traveling the cosmos together as Gallifreyan do-gooders periodically saving each other's skins from the bad guys would have worked for me.  Still, the decision has been made and I am very much looking forward to seeing how it all works out.

 

 I also found this review of the whole situation which I think puts forward a good argument for why caving in to the PC crowd might not be such a bad idea. 

 

http://www.salon.com...ctor-who-woman/


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I can say without a doubt, before even knowing anyone else's status on this forum, that I am the biggest Whovian here.  This is official and doesn't break the cannon, there have been 12 doctors already and she is number 13.  We have already seen a man regenerate into a woman 2 seasons ago.  Doctor Who has had 46 great seasons, I don't think that this will kill the series.


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So.. basically the fact that it was always a man was the more unlikely chain of events, since I assume that we're talking about a 50/50 probability.

 

Glad they fixed this little plot hole then.



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So.. basically the fact that it was always a man was the more unlikely chain of events, since I assume that we're talking about a 50/50 probability.

 

Glad they fixed this little plot hole then.

No, from what we've seen, time lords usually have a small amount of control over their regeneration, and usually stay one gender through their regeneration, but there is a small chance that they will regenerate into a member of the opposite sex.  Once they've regenerated into a member of the opposite sex, there is a bigger chance that they will be that gender again.  The doctor is also special in the topic of regeneration because he has a new regeneration cycle and we don't know how that will affect him yet.

 

Yes, I said him, because he hasn't regenerated yet, that's at the Christmas special.  Once he regenerates he will be a her. 


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