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Female Doctor Who - PC BS

Apparently, they decided that the new Doctor will be a woman.

I think it's time for me to stop watching.  I was on the fence, due to mediocre shows.
Permalink FSK 
July 16th, 2017 9:55pm
Snowflake.
Permalink MS 
July 16th, 2017 10:44pm
I hope they don't treat it like the Dax character in Star Trek DS 9. Or add the same sex attraction they did in Torchwood.
Permalink Legion 
July 16th, 2017 11:23pm
You knew it was coming when the Master became the Mistress. And when one of the companions got away with claiming that she was the Doctor to the badguys.
Permalink Pie is a lot better than fine 
July 17th, 2017 12:13am
Yes it has been coming for ages, for those reasons, plus all the diversity crap of late, like lesbian black chicks. Get it over with, 13th Doctor is a woman, which is not a bad tie for it, then get back to business.

She might not actually turn out to bad. But it should be done in the interests of the character and story, not diversity. And this reeks of diversity.
Permalink , Cup 
July 17th, 2017 1:25am
FSK, most of the stories this year have been good. Weak middle of the season and strong elsewhere.
Permalink , Cup 
July 17th, 2017 1:27am
This is the sort have crap we have to put up with:

> "If people don't like this announcement of Jodie taking over the role then they're not true fans of the show because the show has always been about acceptance, loving everyone and that the human race can work together to be amazing and that the universe is beautiful," he said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-17/doctor-who-why-jodie-whittaker-shouldnt-be-a-shock-for-fans/8715734

This absolutely is not what the show is about. The character is like a (typical naughty) 9 year old boy in a time machine. This gives lots of latitude storywise but is an essential element. We will see if the new Doctor can retain this element.
Permalink , Cup 
July 17th, 2017 1:38am
>>I think it's time for me to stop watching.

Pathetic.
Permalink Ducknald Don 
July 17th, 2017 3:45am
I don't see a political problem with the idea, but I'll be amazed if they can carry it off.

The core audience for doctor who is boys of about 6 to 10,  and their dads.

I just don't think girls are as interested in the show.

What's more for 6 to 10 year old boy,  it will be easy for a wise sensible (it will be politically impossible to make her dumb or crazy like the male doctors) older lady (compared to them) to come across as their school teacher,  rather than somebody they want to watch at Saturday tea time.
Permalink MobyDobie 
July 17th, 2017 4:28am
Same. This feels like the choice was 100% influenced by the rise of the PC/SJW attitude and nothing else.
Permalink Ruseman 
July 17th, 2017 5:41am
I can already see them whining about sexism when the ratings collapse, and how there aren't enough female role models on TV.

Fact is the core audience of the show, boys of 6 to 10, have plenty of female role models - and not enough male role models.

Nearly all such boys spend far more time with their mums (whether or not parents are separated),  AND have nearly all female teachers.
Permalink MobyDobie 
July 17th, 2017 6:46am
Oh dear, what butthurt.

I think it will do the series a lot of good. This "old man + young female sidekick" structure was getting boring.

She is quite good looking, btw.
Permalink Yoda 
July 17th, 2017 6:52am
Oh, and there is lots of female Doctor Who fans. My wife is one of them.
Permalink Yoda 
July 17th, 2017 6:53am
Nobody said there aren't lots, but there are many more young male fans.

Just as there are many more male fans of gi joe and many more female fans of frozen. 

You can't assume that a franchise largely focused on one demographic can just change direction suddenly and carry the audience with it.

I have no personal investment in the future of the series, but I'll be amazed if the new doctor is a success after a brief novelty period.
Permalink MobyDobie 
July 17th, 2017 9:32am
Chris Chibnall is taking over the franchise.

He's the writer of the "Broadchurch" series.  Which is a whole lot of butt-hurt in a small sea-side community.  The first year is about a kid who gets killed -- 8 episodes of hand-wringing and recriminations to finally find out who the killer was.

The second year is the fucking TRIAL of who the killer was -- another 8 episodes of hand-wringing and recriminations and deepening of back-story.

The third year is going on now, we're at episode 3 of a woman who got raped at her friend's 50th birthday party.  And for all 3 episodes, we have NO resolutions, only plot-thickening and hand-wringing.

I don't know what kind of writer he's going to be for Doctor Who, but he's Da Man for now.  By the way, we've HAD Doctors who only lasted one season, so there's that.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 17th, 2017 9:36am
>This feels like the choice was 100% influenced by the rise of the PC/SJW attitude and nothing else.

We don't have SJWs in the UK, that is entirely a US thing.
Permalink libtard_uk 
July 17th, 2017 9:56am
>I have no personal investment in the future of the series, but I'll be amazed if the new doctor is a success after a brief novelty period.

I expect all those teenage boys will be drooling over the new doctor.
Permalink libtard_uk 
July 17th, 2017 9:58am
Well duh. All the running The Doctor does?  Lots of opportunity for heaving bosoms.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 
July 17th, 2017 10:51am
The real controversy is that she has a northern accent.
Permalink Yoda 
July 17th, 2017 11:02am
Yoda, lots of planets have a North.

Teenage boys aren't watching doctor who, they're on pornhub, where they can see all the boobs they want,

It's younger boys 6 to 10 roughly who watch the show religiously.    And they're not generally into boobs.
Permalink MobyDobie 
July 17th, 2017 11:14am
I was :D
Permalink Yoda 
July 17th, 2017 11:20am
>The real controversy is that she has a northern accent.

Oh, Christ, I'm never watching it again then.
Permalink libtard_uk 
July 17th, 2017 1:06pm
Wot?
Permalink Send private email xampl9 
July 17th, 2017 1:18pm
>The real controversy is that she has a northern accent.

Fuck. Are they going to subtitle it for America?
Permalink Shylock 
July 17th, 2017 1:59pm
I always watch BBC America on-line these days, and yes, with subtitles turned on.

On "Broadchurch", quite often a character will respond with an ambiguous sound when it's time for them to talk.  Having subtitles lets you clarify that.

Having said that, the most recent doctor spoke with a scots accent -- not too thick, quite understandable.  I'm sure the new doctor's accent won't be too thick.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 17th, 2017 2:07pm
"We don't have SJWs in the UK, that is entirely a US thing."

Oh, but we do!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/07/14/top-uk-university-replaces-busts-portraits-bearded-white-scholars/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/09/23/activist-behind-oxford-university-rhodes-must-fall-campaign-says/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37715090/that-black-british-feeling-does-the-uk-need-black-lives-matter

"So a protester screaming "Hands up, don't shoot" on the streets of Newcastle is in fact wanting to say "Hands up, don't stop and search me" or "Don't stop me, I'm not the suspect" but I guess that's not as catchy."
Permalink Yoda 
July 17th, 2017 2:21pm
I just remember trying to watch All Creatures Great and Small about this Northern vet, and I couldn't understand a fucking word.

It was about as intelligible as those Irish guys speaking Irish to me.
Permalink Shylock 
July 17th, 2017 2:55pm
> I just remember trying to watch All Creatures Great and Small about this Northern vet, and I couldn't understand a fucking word.

Hmm, that Northern English is easier to my Northern Dutch ears than the Queens English.
Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
July 17th, 2017 3:06pm
Hmm. How does American English compare in understandability?
Permalink Shylock 
July 17th, 2017 3:25pm
But that's no Doctor, that's a Veterinarian!
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 17th, 2017 3:37pm
I'm surprised they haven't done a remake of All Creatures Great and Small, it was very popular at the time.
Permalink libtard_uk 
July 17th, 2017 3:49pm
Hubble makes an excellent point. Perhaps she'll suddenly not be able to do a second season.
Permalink , Cup 
July 17th, 2017 5:25pm
I stopped watching when Tom Baker left. That's when the show jumped the shark.
Permalink Pfft 
July 21st, 2017 3:47am
Tom Baker WAS the greatest.  That mostly sane, but 2% wacky expression of his was brilliant.  And the scripts were excellent too.  Well, after the first few anyway.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 21st, 2017 8:43pm

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