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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Would you be okay with a female Doctor?
I am okay with a female Doctor. (The Doctor's gender could be Wibbley-Wobbly!) 69 56.10%
I would not be okay with a female Doctor. (The Doctor's maleness is a Fixed Point!) 40 32.52%
I don't really have any strong feelings either way. (Fish-fingers and Custard!) 14 11.38%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old June 3 2013, 11:11 PM   #76
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A female doctor would be a travesty. I don't know why there's always this big thing about a female doctor. It never happens.

I'm also shocked to see the vast majority of people would be okay with it. I think it would be awful. It would be cheap and tacky. If they had a female doctor, I'd strongly contemplate not watching the show. I'd probably make my own fan fiction canon where the Doctor regenerated into Idris Elba or Damien Molony as a way of coping.
A travesty?

Why would it be cheap?
Why would it be tacky?
Yes, a travesty,

Because knowing the BBC, they'd do some pretty awful and tacky things. Just look at the Rani. Quite possibly the worst villain in all of doctor who history. I can only see the BBC doing something like that. And Janeway from Star Trek. Awful. I have a nasty feeling that if they had a female doctor, they'd gofor something similar to that.
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Practically speaking though, I have a feeling the BBC will want to keep the male/female balance the same between the Doctor and Companion.

As long as they've got Coleman in there, they probably won't see much need to make the Doctor female as well, since they've already got that demographic covered.
Well exactly. I don't want a female dominated cast. Now I wouldn't want a male dominated cast either, but I still want the doctor to stay male. The male doctor and a female companion is a successful formula that's lasted 50 years. Why ruin perfection? Besides, I can't think of any female that would pull it off right. And what would she wear? A long dress? Or would we get a tom boy in a olive green tank top with question marks on a jacket?
The sexism is strong in this one.

There are a lot of women who would make a great Doctor, no matter what they'd wear (I'd prefer a Victorian dress).
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Old June 4 2013, 02:24 AM   #77
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The fact that DalekJim and Green Lantern actually agree on something has me worried.
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Old June 4 2013, 02:30 AM   #78
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The fact that DalekJim and Green Lantern actually agree on something has me worried.
I think we're OK as long as The River doesn't run red
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Old June 4 2013, 02:45 AM   #79
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A female Doctor will really irritate and annoy people who deserve to be really irritated and annoyed, so I am in favour of it.
I don't think I deserve to be really irritated or annoyed. While I won't stop watching the show if they make the Doctor a woman sometime in the future, I really wish they wouldn't. I think "Grandfather" should always remain, well, male.

I don't have a problem with the Doctor being of any ethnicity. That's all just pigment, after all. Just leave the gender bending to the Trills.

Not that this is a deal breaker or anything.
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Old June 4 2013, 05:16 AM   #80
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There are a lot of women who would make a great Doctor, no matter what they'd wear (I'd prefer a Victorian dress).
So she can trip and fall and die in her first adventure?

Come now, Riding gear at least. Something like This or That.
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Old June 4 2013, 06:23 AM   #81
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I don't want a female Doctor.

If you want a female Doctor, you have to have a female James Bond too.
No, I don't. For starters, Bond can't regenerate, he can only change actors. They had to reboot the series just to make him blond.
Roger Moore is blond.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:03 AM   #82
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There's a disturbing amount of misogyny in this thread. Why the fuck would casting a woman automatically make the show campy? That's absurd. And why someone would take my joke about Catherine Tate seriously is beyond me...

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Sounds like making excuses to me. "Oh a female doctor could be ok" but then looking for reasons to decide it wouldn't work. The writing would be awful, they'll case an unsuitable actress etc etc.
With Moffat the writing probably would be awful. Look up his comments on how hard it is to be a middle class man and be prepared to cringe. I like Moffat's writing but the dude has some really serious sexism issues.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:16 AM   #83
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So long as The Doctor is still British and can convince me that there's a 1000-year-old personality behind those eyes, I really don't care who plays the part. Man, woman, rabbit, makes very little difference.
This pretty much sums up how I feel about the issue. I can accept anyone in the role of The Doctor as long as they can accurately portray the essence of The Doctor, a quirky thousand year old hyper-intelligent force of good.
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Old June 4 2013, 07:28 AM   #84
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There's a disturbing amount of misogyny in this thread. Why the fuck would casting a woman automatically make the show campy? That's absurd. And why someone would take my joke about Catherine Tate seriously is beyond me...

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Sounds like making excuses to me. "Oh a female doctor could be ok" but then looking for reasons to decide it wouldn't work. The writing would be awful, they'll case an unsuitable actress etc etc.
With Moffat the writing probably would be awful. Look up his comments on how hard it is to be a middle class man and be prepared to cringe. I like Moffat's writing but the dude has some really serious sexism issues.
Catherine Tate would be an awesome choice for me.
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Old June 4 2013, 08:35 AM   #85
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I loved Donna so much that I wouldn't want Tate to be the Doctor and overshadow her. I thought Donna was one of the best Doctor Who companions of all time.
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Old June 4 2013, 09:06 AM   #86
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I loved Donna so much that I wouldn't want Tate to be the Doctor and overshadow her. I thought Donna was one of the best Doctor Who companions of all time.
She can be the Doctor/Donna again. A good arc for a series as that I'd enjoy, she tries to save the dying 13th Doctor and herself.
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Old June 4 2013, 11:44 AM   #87
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I wouldn't have a problem with it. Just get the right actress for the role. What's Natalie Dormer up to when she's not filming Game of Thrones?
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Old June 4 2013, 01:05 PM   #88
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The fact that DalekJim and Green Lantern actually agree on something has me worried.
I think we're OK as long as The River doesn't run red
Is this about River Song's time of the month?
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Old June 4 2013, 01:15 PM   #89
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Game of Thrones perhaps?
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Old June 4 2013, 02:36 PM   #90
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How about casting someone like Jaye Davidson or Tilda Swinton, at that age where they can carry off androgynous perfectly, and have a Doctor whose gender identity can switch according to mood?
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