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Author Topic: The recent female Dr. Who: do you have an opinion?  (Read 5690 times)

GeekyBugle

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« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2020, 11:48:55 AM »
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Well in anyone elses hands but Chibnell it could have been fun.

But right out the gate you know you are in for a long brutal war as they start ret-conning the whole history of the Doctor and the Time lords to make this into something fans are more likely to resent than embrace.

So lets get this straight? The first space traveller from Gallefry is a woman, of course. And she finds a kid near a portal to another dimension? And takes her home?
Said kid dies in an accident, and regenerates. Foster mom proceeds to kill and disect said kid over and over until she can give herself and all of Gallefry regeneration?
And she formed the government and apparently alot else. Oh and erased the kids memory of any of this.
Said kid with unlimited regenerations is the very first (minus a few hundred regenerations on the chopping block) Doctor. This new Doctor?

Did I get all that right? Please tell me no because that makes crackhead all sense.
Though to be fair during the Tenanent era they were hinting the Doctor was not really a Time Lord and might be some sort of time god. So who knows. Maybee this is the lesser of two evils? :eek:

I like the actress. I liked Whittacer too. I just hated the stories she was in and the Janeway Sindrom the character seems to suffer. Sadly suspect this new Doctor will not fare any better.

Worse. anyone speaking out will be declared racist.

Yep, got it at the first attempt.
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2020, 06:57:48 AM »
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What does this mean?


When the character acts in contrary ways from one episode to the next. Sometimes in a single episode. Janeway from Voyager was notorious for this. Even the actress commented on it. Not to mention the holier than thou attitude Janeway had quite often. But that is nothing new for Dr Who so doesnt count.

But watching some of the Whittacer Who and you see these flip-flop attitudes in the course of a single episode.

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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2020, 12:33:47 PM »
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As predicted they retconned all Dr Who lore to hell in order to make it so it was originally a black female.

Sad to see my predictions from when they made The Master female come true.

Dr Who died in the end of Series 10 (Capaldi's run). R.I.P.


I don't object to the Doctor being a woman, I object to Jodie Whittaker playing the role because she doesn't command the space that she is in, she fades in to the background. Jo Martin (the Ruth Doctor) would have been better for the role.

Also, the scripts were rubbish for her seasons so far.

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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2020, 04:26:36 PM »
This weekend BBC Entertainment has started Whittaker's first season again, and because I'm a sucker for punishment I rewatched the first episode.

It was not that bad, with the unfolding plot, but the companions were pretty mediocre and indeed Jodie never really felt like The Doctor.  I guess when at the time I first saw this episode I still gave her some benefit of the doubt to get in the role (+ the usual regeneration weirdness) but having seen the two series I have to say she never got better. Au contraire. I liked Yasmin best; Ryan and Graham were a waste of oxygen.

I did like the scene where she wielded a sledge hammer to build a new sonic. Very "Tony Stark built this in a cave! With a box of scraps!"

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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2020, 08:35:09 AM »
Chunks of nearly every episode feel more tlike they were written for some cartoon rather than a live action show. Some of the prior series did as well. But this last drifts there and doesn't seem to want to leave.

I still think with a competent writer Whittaker would have been fine. But shes like some of the worst of Tenanent.

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« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2020, 05:25:27 PM »
So is the female version of the doctor more combative than all the prior male versions to prove she is a man? I hope they got an actual woman to play the female doctor instead of a man dressed as a woman to please the trans community.

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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2020, 10:51:20 PM »
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So is the female version of the doctor more combative than all the prior male versions to prove she is a man? I hope they got an actual woman to play the female doctor instead of a man dressed as a woman to please the trans community.

She's very... wacky... half the time and then viciously preachy and then who knows what. Imagine Janeway from Voyager, but her personality is more goofy till she flips and starts lecturing someone how awful they are.

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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2020, 08:09:42 PM »
Helen Mirren would have made a better female Doctor Who.

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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2020, 02:32:52 PM »
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Helen Mirren would have made a better female Doctor Who.


The really Inclusive option was to use Georgia Moffett as Jenny ("The Doctor's Daughter") and create a spinoff series starring her.

Provided it was well written and not the stuff the writers room under Chris "wahmenRespekter" Chibnall has been shitting out, not a single Whovian would have complained.

Of course, as soon as they made the Master to regenerate into a woman and made her to start to become not evil anybody not willfully blind could see the writing in the wall.
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« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2020, 03:56:51 PM »
At that point they'd have been better off casting Keanu Reeves as the Doctor.

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« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2020, 06:57:58 AM »
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At that point they'd have been better off casting Keanu Reeves as the Doctor.

I still like Peter Cushings Doctor Who. :cool:

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« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2020, 08:02:40 PM »
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I still like Peter Cushings Doctor Who. :cool:

He is NOT in the continuity or 'canon' - tho the last episode this last season may have screwed that up too...

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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2020, 02:24:06 AM »
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He is NOT in the continuity or 'canon' - tho the last episode this last season may have screwed that up too...

-Ed C.

Cribbins may prove otherwise. heh-heh.