Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by Mighty_Emperor, May 27, 2006.
YEEEEEEE!!! Jodie Whittaker!!:h5:
Never heard of her.
I predict she'll last 6 episodes.
really really excited about this!!!!!!!!!!
Good. It was establish a long time ago that Time Lords can regenerate from male to female or vice versa.
A Time Lady? A Chrononaut Countess?
If I'd just been regenerated as a woman after centuries as a bloke, I'd be spending all my time getting to know my girly bits. The Daleks can wait, I'd have boobies to play with
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I wasn't sure about a female Doctor, but now I know it's Jodie Whittaker I'm a lot more optimistic. Haven't seen her TV work, but I have seen her in movies, including most recently Adult Life Skills where she played someone who lived in a shed, which is kind of like living in a TARDIS, right? Anyway, excellent actress, she can do "eccentric" as well as "gritty", so that's a lot of range going in to the role.
Also, the second Doctor Who I'll have seen naked, just putting that out there. Still, the first girl Doctor Who! Apart from Peter Davison, of course.
Iirc they have been called Time Ladies before on the show, though I hope she will be referred to as a Time Lord.
Well I guess there are some BTL comments on this news along the lines of 'Even a woman can drive a Tardis' to 'I'll never watch this pc quota crap again'!
Personally, I'm willing to wait and see how the scripts and the character works out and take the show on merit.
I would like to see Richard Ayode turn up as The Master though.
Joanna Lumley would make an excellent Doctor!
Bah! Why didn't they give her the job?
This routine is a whole lot.... er.... eightieser.
Not really familiar with her work, although I did watch bits of Broadchurch (but there is a limit to how much bleak I can take).
I was never really concerned about who got cast as the Doctor, I'm more concerned about Chibnall as show runner. Still, we'll wait and see what happens next year.
Those people are never going to enjoy Doctor Who anyway.
If it starts with a body at the foot of some cliffs, I'm going postal.
I've seen a awful lot of the "well done the PC brigade, you've just killed Doctor Who", "RIP DW 1963-2017", "well, that's me out" type comments, which, for a TV show about a time travelling alien who promotes kindness, diversity and treating people (and other living things!) fairly is pretty depressing. Poor old Ian Levine's having an meltdown on Twitter. It's very sad that some so-called fans are so against the idea that'll they can't even wait until we've seen an episode before they pass judgement!
My 20 yo son wasn't keen on the idea of a female Doctor (we even had an argument about it a couple of years ago, as he said it would be 'pandering'!), but he's said a) he's not feeling so bad about it now he's had a chance to get used to the idea and b) judging by the online comments, this was something that had to be done; if some people are going to overreact so badly they probably needed shaking up anyway.
I'm inclined to agree with his second point. Same as the the Bill Potts character being gay; these things really shouldn't cause this amount of upset, and the fact that they do shows that we still have a long way to go with regards to any kind of equality.
As has happened everytime a Doctor leaves.
I don't like it. I miss the previous Doctor.
OK this one is good.
Oh no the Doctor is leaving!
I've never heard of her, so look forward to an unfamiliar person playing the Doctor...
This is the first time I've seen complaints over this type of casting and actually enjoyed reading them. Dunno why I find it amusing.
Here in a handy flow chart:
Ayode will be playing the Post Missy Master and Lumley will be playing the Post Ayode Missy! Simple! No need for arguments, this is how things will be turning out..."loveu:
Amusing article about the Jodie furore:
I must say, most people seem to be fine with it, it's only selected cyber-men (eh?) who are angry.
The media need a controversy, they can't have people be fine with it.
Has it ever been mentioned how Time Lords reproduce?
Not in the TV show. It's been covered in the novel Lungbarrow, where they 'loom' new Time Lords. No physical sex involved
why the fuss? i doubt captain jack will care if the doctor is male or female
Whether Lungbarrow is actually canon is open to debate. It might have been if the show hadn't been cancelled way back when, and "The Cartmel Masterplan"* had come to fruition, but since it didn't people have been arguing about it for decades.
It also doesn't fit with the idea of Susan being the Doctor's granddaughter, since Time Lords don't have children, just cousins. It also seems to have been contradicted by events in the show since then, which makes me think the modern Who people have largely ignored it.
*Despite the name, not a proposed serial title, but rather a scheme by show writer Andrew Cartmel and others to expand Time Lord mythology, making the Doctor a reincarnation of the "The Other" - a contemporary of Rassilon and Omega. I don't like it because I prefer it if the Doctor is just a normal person who got bored, and decided to go off adventuring.
Between you and me I've heard he'd shag anything with a pulse two pulses.
Captain Jack's worst moment? That time in a dark alley with a Dalek amongst the bins behind a pub in Cardiff.
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