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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, 01:03 AM   #16
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Re: Female Doctor Poll!

I would love a female doctor, but I think in general I would just love more strong female actresses anyway. One example is I just finished watching Season 1 of Orphan Black. Before this show, I had no idea who Tatiana Maslany was, nor did I know anything about the show. 10 episodes later I want her to be nominated for 2 Emmy awards for best actress (Sarah Manning) and best supporting actress (Alison Hendricks). She was that great and it was an absolute thrill to watch her work, and be a strong female actress in a format that is dominated by male actors. Find another Tatiana-type actress to play the doctor and you don't have to worry about casting the Doctor a female actress because of the whole sexist thing. Let the work speak for itself.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:13 AM   #17
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Re: Female Doctor Poll!

They had a female Inspector in Inspector Space Time, and she sucked, not because she was a woman, but because she sucked.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:13 AM   #18
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I have no problem with a female Doctor, just as I have no problem with a black Doctor, so long as there's someone who can play the part well, and from either angle I can think of four or five people who I'd be happy to see give it a try.
20-odd years ago I'd have felt differently, but that was probably more because black and female actors weren't getting roles that let them show themselves to be potential Doctors. Increasingly, they are.
But a definite no, no, no to Lara Pulver. At least, not until she's past 50. Helen Mirren now, yes. Helen Mirren in 1970, god no.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:15 AM   #19
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I would be more than fine with a female Doctor!
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Old June 3 2013, 01:16 AM   #20
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I have some very fond memories of Helen in Caligula.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:25 AM   #21
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Catherine Tate as the Doctor. I'd watch the shit out of that.
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Old June 3 2013, 01:30 AM   #22
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That would have been a fantastic last scene for the final episode of the Office.

Nellie takes a chameleon arch pocket watch out of her pocket, looks at it gingerly, then sticks it back where it was.

So what was going to happen to all those Dalek/Human/Timelord Hybrids if they hadn't died in the Dalek's take Manhattan?

If they were going to be fine, wouldn't that mean that all Donna needed was a little Dalek DNA inside her?
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Old June 3 2013, 01:32 AM   #23
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Re: Female Doctor Poll!

DalekJim wrote: View Post
I think it would cheapen the integrity of the series by making the once great principle character a tacky, gawdy, anti-intellectual, tabloid headine grabbing gimmick worthy of Russell T. Davies at his most insane.

But I bet plenty will think it'd be camp and funny.
1. And a female Doctor would be nothing but a gimmick, of course.

2. Apparently, you really do have to work your hate for RTD into anything.




I'm not going to cast my vote in the poll until the mixed-up options are straightened-out, but I'd be absolutely fine with a female Doctor, a black Doctor, a female black Doctor, or whatever, as long as it's done with honesty and dignity.
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Old June 3 2013, 04:54 AM   #24
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I'd be fine with a Female Doctor. I was excited to find one of the Doctor Who Unbound Audios was a female Doctor, and couldn't wait to listen to it (Sadly, the story wasn't to my taste, it seemed like it was almost nothing more than an hour of belching and barfing)
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Old June 3 2013, 08:11 AM   #25
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Re: Female Doctor Poll!

bryce wrote: View Post
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No one will be able to edit the poll. You'll either have to live with it or ask a mod of this forum to close this thread so you can start a new one with the right poll options. On the other hand, it's pretty likely that people will read the first post in this thread and thus vote correctly.
Drats! Well, I dunno...what do you think is best?

I feel bad I messed up, and I hate having to ask to close the poll...but it is kinda confusing too...

I'll leave it up to the mods.
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Old June 3 2013, 08:20 AM   #26
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I've no problem with a female Doctor. Male, female, it should go to the actor or actress that does that best with the part.
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Old June 3 2013, 08:28 AM   #27
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I said that I'm okay with a female Doctor since it's a public poll.
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Old June 3 2013, 09:14 AM   #28
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I’ve voted I don’t really have any strong feelings either way, though this isn’t quite where I sit. Ideally I think the Doctor should remain a man, however I’m not completely intransient in this view. As diankra says it really comes down to if someone can play the part.

Get the right actress who’s given the material and I think it’ll work just fine. What I don’t want is for it to be done for the sake of it. As Matt Smith just stood out in the audition process, if Olivia Colman or Nicola Walker or whoever did likewise during the audition process then I’d rather they got the job than be overlooked just because they’re in a skirt. But, and a big but, I don’t want the best candidate to be overlooked because they aren’t in a skirt either!

The same is true and ethnicity and age too.
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Old June 3 2013, 09:42 AM   #29
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I like the idea. I think it would re-energize Doctor Who and open up a new realm of story telling possibilities.
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Old June 3 2013, 10:16 AM   #30
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I'd be fine with it assuming they cast a suitable actor (which they always do so there's no problem there). You'd have a bunch of jokes in the first episode, many of which would fall flat, but then the show would carry on as normal.

There wouldn't really be much of a difference.
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