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I love Capaldi in the role, though i would have been happy for Matt to have racked up a few more seasons.What you think of latest Dr Who series with Capaldi and the girl Bill?
Must say ive enjoyed who lately more than I have for years.
No Dis. To Tennant and Smith but Capaldi is more my type. Baker was 'my first Dr.
I'm of the same mind. I think it started when Russel T Davies started writing. The show became a vehicle for social commentary in particular the LGBTI discussion.So....the new Dr Who incarnation is a woman! After 12 or so men I don't have a problem in principle with a female Dr - it'll make a refreshing change and open up some unexplored plot avenues I'd imagine.
I do have one issue though, and that is whilst I'm fine with a female Dr for a change, it's just that I think the reason behind it is all down to being seen to be ultra-PC and modern and LGBT-friendly etc, and trying too hard to do so.
Will there now be calls for classic fictional female characters to be played by men now? Pride and Prejudice with 4 brothers fretting about getting married? I don't personally want a female James Bond - and I'm sure that is just round the corner too. I'd rather see a fellow MI6 officer double up with a male Bond. Bond was written with a character who is ruthless, womanising, cold as steel when required etc and even though either sex can display any combination of characteristics, I don't particularly want to see a woman with the exact same behaviour as Bond because frankly, part of Bonds' appeal is his roguish nature - I may be old fashioned but I like woman to be more readily compassionate and not sexually callous.
Continuing this line of thought, should we have a male Carrie Mathieson?
I'm with you all the way about Red Dwarf.Not watched Dr Who since I was about 8 years old.I do understand the sentiments of Mike but as you say the BBC are on a path of equality on all fronts.The Time Lord is now the Time Lady so let's go with it.I remember thinking I wouldn't like a female vampire hunter but I loved Buffy and watch reruns whenever it's on.Drama is not reality, it is an art.
The arts should be free from outside interference.
The most skilled actor or the one most suited to the role should be given it.
Gender should not be an issue, or race etc, it should be about merit.
My understanding is that this will be a new series of Dr who, not a remake of an old one, so I trust that the writers had written Who's player as being female.
We are talking about a very seasoned, experienced and successful production, at least give them a chance to show that it can work.
It is also probably worth noting that it is made for the BBC:
BBC - Embracing diversity in everything we do - Diversity & Inclusion
Anyway invariably the 'commissioner' (the person who orders/pays for a new work of art) will have certain stipulations or specifications for the artist.
For example if I ask an artist to paint me a donkey, and he paints me a horse, I am not going to pay.
The BBC has a very clear policy and the result is a female Dr, because that is what they want. It is up to the production to make it work.
We have to pay for a TV license here so in a way I have payed for Dr Who, even though I never watch it.
The BBC is such an important and influential organisation that I think it is imperative that it lights the way, of course this will mean errors and mistakes are made.
But I really do believe that it is the thought that counts, and I don't begrudge the BBC for trying to be progressive.
I think in time things will level out, and the cream will rise to the top, like it always does, but that can't happen until everyone is given an equal shot.
I trust Auntie. I suppose you can choose your friends but not your family
Also maybe I am not so bothered about who plays the Dr because I am not a fan. I wish they had given the funding to red dwarf instead, but that is another story, and this is supposed to be an 'officially funny thread' and not a place for soapbox rants. so here is my attempt at reworking an old joke:
Who is there?
A female Doctor:
A female Doctor Who?
No reason why not.If the master can be awesome as missy then why not a woman doctor!
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That's a great idea. I remember when they did the story line with the five Doctors years ago. It is one of my favorites.What I'd really rather see the Beeb do is more shows along the adventure in space and time show. Cast excellent look alike's and do new stories about older regenerations.