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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 4 2013, 03:00 PM   #91
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Re: Female Doctor Poll!

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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?
OH...Geeze, that wasn't my intention, I hope no one found it too offensive That's as bad as when I referred to the Crack on Amy's wall as "Amy's Crack"

Though River did play Egyptian Royalty in that one episode...
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Old June 4 2013, 03:24 PM   #92
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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?
Because that is a cheap cop-out. Like exploring sexuality by having Riker get involved with an intergendered alien who is clearly an attractive female. If it is a woman Doctor it should be a proper woman Doctor. A bit of androgyny in personality and dress perhaps, but adding such a caveat to the use of a woman actor is cowardly, unnecessary and kind of insulting to whoever they cast.
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Old June 4 2013, 03:27 PM   #93
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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?
Because that is a cheap cop-out. Like exploring sexuality by having Riker get involved with an intergendered alien who is clearly an attractive female. If it is a woman Doctor it should be a proper woman Doctor. A bit of androgyny in personality and dress perhaps, but adding such a caveat to the use of a woman actor is cowardly, unnecessary and kind of insulting to whoever they cast.
Jaye Davidson is male... See The Crying Game.

Depends on how you cast it, how good the actor is, and how well the character is written. Agreed that at worst it'll go all TNG, but done well it can be interesting...
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Old June 4 2013, 03:44 PM   #94
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Jaye Davison is also retired from acting (and was never that good at it anyway)
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Old June 4 2013, 03:50 PM   #95
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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?
Playing Irene Adler on Elementary?
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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?
Because that is a cheap cop-out. Like exploring sexuality by having Riker get involved with an intergendered alien who is clearly an attractive female. If it is a woman Doctor it should be a proper woman Doctor. A bit of androgyny in personality and dress perhaps, but adding such a caveat to the use of a woman actor is cowardly, unnecessary and kind of insulting to whoever they cast.
Jaye Davidson is male... See The Crying Game.

Depends on how you cast it, how good the actor is, and how well the character is written. Agreed that at worst it'll go all TNG, but done well it can be interesting...
I rather doubt it would add anything of worth to the premise or the character. It isn't going to happen either way.
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Old June 4 2013, 04:46 PM   #97
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I thought Donna was one of the best Doctor Who companions of all time.
THE best. Fact.
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I thought Donna was one of the best Doctor Who companions of all time.
THE best. Fact.
Barbara Wright is still the best companion of all time, if you really want to get into factual facts.
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Old June 4 2013, 06:00 PM   #99
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I thought Donna was one of the best Doctor Who companions of all time.
THE best. Fact.
Barbara Wright is still the best companion of all time, if you really want to get into factual facts.
There's only 1 female Companion who got not 1, but, 2 TV Spinoffs, so, logically, THE BEST female Companion must be SarahJane (Closely followed by Romana II and Donna)
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Old June 4 2013, 09:22 PM   #100
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I would be more than fine with a female Doctor!
Nice avatar.
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Actors that have showed absolutely no ability to convincingly portray an alien, outcast scientist.
That's a fairly specific pre-requisite.
Ever heard of the concept of extrapolation.?
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Apparently, you really do have to work your hate for RTD into anything.
Repetition seems to be the norm here. At least when he talks about Doctor Who, Russel T. Davies is such a relevant figure to the larger area of discussion, that referring to him is natural. There should be nothing unusual happening here. RTD's a vivid way to illustrate the poster's worldview to give vital context to the his take on whatever topic at hand; nothing unusual in that either, even the worldview is not particularly uncommon.
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In a show in which the main character has been established as being able to change EVERY CELL IN HIS BODY he could come back as a rabbit for all I care.
If the lighting got even darker, they could borrow one of David Lynch's rabbit-man costumes, for a dark mystery rabbit-man Doctor.. ..
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I think The Doctor being a paternal figure is a very key element of the show's DNA that shouldn't be changed. A female Doctor could work but there's a 99.99% chance the writers would just fuck it up so I'm not really up for it.
Yes someone in a female body can be paternal too. I'd like her to have no specifically female characterisation, just leave out any overtly blokey parts that many, but not all Doctors have. The Doctor is a personality type and it isn't overtly stereotypically male. I'd like them to show to all the little girls that them too having Doctorly traits is acceptable. And to the chauvinists. To me that looks like such a simple task, but what I'm afraid of, fucking that one up would cause massive damage... :/
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Damn, all this talk about The Doctor regenerating into a Rabbit has me desperately wanting to see a 6ft Talking Rabbit as The Doctor now (Or at least a Companion) .
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I thought Donna was one of the best Doctor Who companions of all time.
THE best. Fact.
Barbara Wright is still the best companion of all time, if you really want to get into factual facts.
Sarah Jane Goddam Motherfucking Smith.
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THE best. Fact.
Barbara Wright is still the best companion of all time, if you really want to get into factual facts.
Sarah Jane Goddam Motherfucking Smith.
Damn straight.

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I think we're OK as long as The River doesn't run red
Is this about River Song's time of the month?
OH...Geeze, that wasn't my intention, I hope no one found it too offensive That's as bad as when I referred to the Crack on Amy's wall as "Amy's Crack"

Though River did play Egyptian Royalty in that one episode...
LOL Sindatur I'm just running with the oh noes a woman theme of some of this thread. I realize PMS is not as likely an issue with timelords but it's likely an issue with misogyny. And I knew you meant no such thing.
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Damn, all this talk about The Doctor regenerating into a Rabbit has me desperately wanting to see a 6ft Talking Rabbit as The Doctor now (Or at least a Companion) .
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