Off Topic Dr Who

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  1. Sterling Archer

    Sterling Archer Well-Known Member

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    The species is Time Lords. It's like when people refer to humans as mankind.

    There are female time lords. They've been in it loads.
     
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    I wonder if we can comment on how attractive she is and objectify her the same way Tennant and Smith were, or if that'll be considered sexist.

    Quite seriously, I think this is a silly appointment pandering to a PC crowd and trying to keep the show relevant when it's been slipping into obscurity in recent years. Chibnall himself distanced himself from appointing a female Doctor as he felt it would be gimmicky but here we are. You can have strong, interesting, powerful female characters as they have ever since the new series without changing the very fabric of the show. The only thread of curiosity I have about this is that I would love for them to have a male companion as a sort of 'gender flip' which I do think would be great, but part of me doesn't think that'll be the case.
     
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    I do admit that is brilliant. I've always loved Colin Baker.
     
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    Bit sad that both sides of the aisle are resorting to such silly name calling. One side is calling the other misogynists, sexists, morons, etc. the other is calling the former snowflakes, PC brigade, etc. There's a truth to the name calling for small sections, but the majority just want whats best for the show but have different perceptions of what that is.
     
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    please log in to view this image
     
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    so people are OK with an alien saving the world, but not a woman?
     
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    You really are taking all this too seriously.
     
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    What people seem to struggle with, is that it's fiction and the writers can do whatever they ****ing want.
     
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    I'm not a Dr Who fan and have no real interest in who plays who.

    I do take an interest though in how this stuff is perceived. My immediate reaction is to shrug and put it down to a box-ticking exercise. Not enough black football managers, not enough young FA board members, not enough female Dr Who protaganists. Meh, all a bit lame that anyone really sits down and thinks about engineering this stuff.

    Maybe it was just a casting decision based purely on merit and not demographics. I dunno. I think people struggle to take things like this seriously sometimes because there is so much PC box-ticking. There's also a screechy Internet sub-culture who obsess over social justice and how everything is oppressive and 'problematic'. They're fixated on pop culture representation.

    I mean look at this ****: https://www.reddit.com/r/TumblrInAc...ho_is_a_womam_yay_oh_wait_shes_a_white_woman/

    EDIT: Turns out if you like Game of Thrones you're also a massive sexist indulging in rape fantasies. Who knew. http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/new...ory-of-female-resistance-20170716-gxcepw.html
     
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    It's si-fi so by the very nature of the subject matter those fans should embrace change as a matter of course. At least that will have an addition to their ****bank...
     
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  12. Chazz Rheinhold

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    The edit is true...
     
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    Agreed Lady Chesh loves it, filthy sexist sow.
     
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    Ok so the 14the Dr will be either, black, a black woman, Indian/ Muslim!

    BBC needs to get those boxes ticked!
     
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    It's crucial to avoid mixing up "what some knob posted on the internet" with "what people on the internet think".
     
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    i think it's a bit too much pandering, but i'm no expert on galifreyan biology.

    anyway, joanna lumley was the first female doctor.

     
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    Her new thing travelling round India is really rather good, particularly when she gets a bit cheeky and accidentally turns into Patsy.
     
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    cheers. i'll check it out. i added a video above.
     
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    It's girl power then . First it was this planet , next the universe .
     
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    remember, with great power comes great responsibility.
     
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