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Old May 14 2011, 07:24 PM   #1
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So, no more barriers to (SPOILERS)

While I fully expect some people to pull a "he was only joking" despite the utter lack of any evidence to back it up, it's now canonical fact that Time Lords can change sex when they Regenerate.

So I guess the only question left is, who do they cast first? I'd be partial to Minnie Driver myself.
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Old May 14 2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: So, no more barriers to a Female Doctor, then.

The already did remove that barrier when Ten regenerated and Eleven wondered if he was a girl this time...
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Old May 14 2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: So, no more barriers to a Female Doctor, then.

What's Minnie Driver up to these days?

And I'll always think of her as Debbie from Father Time; that was who Lance Parkin had in mind for the character.
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Old May 14 2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: So, no more barriers to a Female Doctor, then.

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The already did remove that barrier when Ten regenerated and Eleven wondered if he was a girl this time...
That scene was intended as a joke on the hair, I doubt it was to give the whole sex change a cannon badge However I presumed this was cannon as the Rani did it?

I still think theres a trick or a problem with the regneration to do it besides The Doctor is happy being male it seems.
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Old May 14 2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: So, no more barriers to (SPOILERS)

It's a canonical fact that he's half-human.





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Old May 14 2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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Re: So, no more barriers to a Female Doctor, then.

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That scene was intended as a joke on the hair, I doubt it was to give the whole sex change a canon badge
We've long known that Time Lords can change form when they regenerate; Romana went through several non-humanoid forms before settling on Princess Astra, and wasn't it the ninth Doctor who said that he could end up with two heads? I'm not sure that a sex change would be outside the realm of possibility.

There are some Terran species that do undergo a sex change under certain conditions to help repopulate the species. Might Time Lords be one of them? If the Doctor and Master traveled together, might one regenerate into a woman because of a biological imperative to extend the species?
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Old May 14 2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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It's a canonical fact that he's half-human.





Thank god we can use the loophole FOX made them do it
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Old May 14 2011, 08:00 PM   #8
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It's a canonical fact that he's half-human.
And when was that disproved?
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Old May 14 2011, 08:03 PM   #9
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Re: So, no more barriers to (SPOILERS)

< DesperateAttemptToMaintainRegenerativeStatusQuo> Perhaps only a small cross-section of Time Lords, like Romana and the Corsair have the gene which gives them the ability to control regeneration in a greater manner, in Romana's case being able to changes species and control appearance, and in the Corsair's case the ability to change gender as well.< / >
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Old May 14 2011, 08:09 PM   #10
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< DesperateAttemptToMaintainRegenerativeStatusQuo> Perhaps only a small cross-section of Time Lords, like Romana and the Corsair have the gene which gives them the ability to control regeneration in a greater manner, in Romana's case being able to changes species and control appearance, and in the Corsair's case the ability to change gender as well.< / >
Or all Time Lord can choose when and how they Regenerate but since the Doctor's are always against his will his body just picks something close to the last one.

Until it doesn't...
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Old May 14 2011, 08:12 PM   #11
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^ I could go with that but also The Doctor was a poor student by Time Lord standards right? so maybe he never learn't how too.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:13 PM   #12
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Re: So, no more barriers to (SPOILERS)

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It's a canonical fact that he's half-human.
And when was that disproved?
It's been argued by some that what happens to Donna in "Journey's End" proves that the Doctor cannot be half-human, otherwise his mind would have burned out. I'm not certain how the bizarre circumstances of Donna having the Doctor's mind impressed onto hers equates to the conception of a half-human/half-Time Lord child as these two events are completely unalike, but such is the way the minds of fans work sometimes.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:17 PM   #13
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It's been argued by some that what happens to Donna in "Journey's End" proves that the Doctor cannot be half-human, otherwise his mind would have burned out. I'm not certain how the bizarre circumstances of Donna having the Doctor's mind impressed onto hers equates to the conception of a half-human/half-Time Lord child as these two events are completely unalike, but such is the way the minds of fans work sometimes.
I fully expect epic essays from people trying to disprove this one too.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:22 PM   #14
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I fully expect epic essays from people trying to disprove this one too.
With Gallifrey Base is full of speculation about how Canton Everett Delaware III is River Song's third regeneration (a "canto" is a song, the Delaware is a river), I am filled with despair for the rationality of fandom. Not everything is a tea leaf to be parsed. Some things should be taken at face value. *sigh*
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Old May 14 2011, 08:25 PM   #15
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I choose to dismiss it out of hand.

Or else, dismiss it in hand. Maybe whatever-the-name-was had a taste for cross-dressing on a couple of goes.
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