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Dr. Who Another Victim Of 'equal Opportunities'?

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AuntLydia | 20:43 Sun 07th Oct 2018 | Media & TV
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Good grief that was awful. I knew she would be irritating having watched her cringe worthy interviews pre Dr. Who but....? tonight's episode should have stunned, should have been yeh this is a good move'. No. Dr. Who should not be gender specific -it is an alien FFS, not a northern lass with a 'gob on'. So what will be her USP? A sonic tampon? god help the Daleks should they meet her 'at her time of the month' annihilation . Could be interesting. We have been avid Dr' Who fans forever. First episode this series 4/10... could do better.

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I read the OP and knew it was tongue in cheek and can't understand why some others didn't !! AL is as entitled to her opinion as anyone on here is and I can't understand some of the nastiness, par for the course on here I suppose. I personally do not like a female Dr. Who and couldn't care less what anybody thinks of that. Mind you I've not been a fan of Dr. Who for a while...
15:33 Mon 08th Oct 2018
have not watched it since Patrick Troughton morphed...doubt I will again
Nobody could follow William Hartnell.
he was scary Danny ! lol..all that white mad professor hair ..scared the bejeesuz out of me as a wee nipper
He was good though Minty.
aye !
Surely if the plotlines and or writing was rubbish it'll have been rubbish with or without a woman in the title role so in fact it's not the fact it's a woman you are objecting to? Just the fact it's rubbish now compared to what it used to be. Chris Eccleston and peter capaldi were both an annoying northerner in the role too but I still liked watching it :) I haven't seen last night's yet but I am looking forward to it when I get home.
> Dr. Who should not be gender specific -it is an alien For Funks Sake, not a northern lass with a 'gob on'. So what will be her USP? A sonic tampon? god help the Daleks should they meet her 'at her time of the month' annihilation .
Sounds offensive and childish rather than humorous to me, Aunt Lydia.
Did you object to it being gender specific when Dr Who was played by a man?
As for the programme, I saw some and didn't find it appealing- but I've not enjoyed the series for some years- probably since David Tennant.


mamy @ 23.27; Nowt wrong with a gobby lass from the North, no matter which side of t'Pennines you come from. Better than a marfy one from the set of Eastenders :-)
goodgoalie, also @ 23.27; Bradley Walsh is there to counter-balance the northern accent of the doctor with his cockernese accent. Such as when he turned to his wife, and said, "Beehive, Grace". At least, that's what it sounded like. By the way, there were 6 main characters in the plot, 3 white and 3 black.
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Bednobs That is good question. I think Dr. Who has been going slowly downhill with the change of writers and the lowering of the budget. I'm not bothered by the fact Dr. Who is a woman, its the actress herself and the over the top way she is playing the character. There are a few female actors i could have seen in the role, I just think she doesn't fit with me, my personal opinion and it may soften a bit in a few episodes. The new companions cover all bases it seems, chosen no doubt for political correctness. Poor Bradley Walsh. Fish out of water really does not begin to cover it.
I didn't even realise Bradley Walsh was going to be in it. I've only ever seeñ the trailers
The idea of changing a male role character's gender is ludicrous; like making 007 female. One can have a similar female character as a main character, but not change the existing one willy nilly like that. PC nonsense again. That obvious fact stated; the programme was on when I got back so I watched it, whilst doing other things. It seemed a decent enough episode to me, much the same sort of standard as we've come to expect. Had aliens, good guys won the day etc.. Unsure what the fuss is about.
//The idea of changing a male role character's gender is ludicrous; like making 007 female//

with doctor who, a change of gender won't change the tenet of the show, or the character. with 007 that's different; a female espionage agent would be just that, not 007 who was written with a specific set of characteristics that wouldn't fit a female. unless...… oh, actually let's not go there.
But the doctor is not a male character...its only that we have only seen male regenerations. Its canon (because it has been said in the series, by the Peter Capaldi Doctor IIRC) that The Doctor has been both a mother and a father in previous lives.
It changes the tenet of it being a man who travels through time and space. It's now a different programme.
You see how they mess PC wise with the storyline as they go.
It there is nothing to say it has to be a male figure is there?
Anyway the viewing figures for last night surpass those of the last 3 doctors introductions.
Nothing to say he's not a great green blob in a testtube just dreaming everything either. But it's not a viable alteration. Support for the change is just special pleading for a PC agenda.
And the doctor has been just a face in previous episodes. The doctor has also inferred in other incarnation that he has been a female. So again there are those shouting that it’s PC rubbish without any evidence.
The master changed gender why can't the doctor? Both time lords
people who don't even watch, or understand the show / lore should not be overly PC about who plays the actors role. Either way they're 'actors' pretending to be a part.

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