Avoiding the male/female gender issue of the next Doctor

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Timelord Victorious, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2006
    Germany, Earth, the Solar System
    by making the Doctor androgynous/gender fluid with the prefered pronouns of “they/them”.

    that should shut up everyone who just can not deal with her being a woman.
    Also the inevitable backlash of feminist fans, if they turn him back to a man, making Jodie a one time gimmick (at least temporarily).

    and if you can’t tell, I am kidding a bit here (I would still cheer a decision like this, though hardly expect anyone would free light it within the next century).
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  2. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2009
    Make the next Doctor a black homosexual Muslim Mexican incel, and whatever other persecuted groups you can think of. I’d watch it, and empathize.
  3. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    It's not a matter of the leader character being played by a female, it's about the show moving in directions that the audience isn't interested in.
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  4. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 18, 2017
    The clinic located by the Q Continuum
    The fact they made Jo Martin's Doctor genuinely interesting in her episode proves it.
  5. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 21, 2017
    The problem with the last two seasons wasn't just she was a female. Clearly when you do a gender swap like that some people will be upset because some people are sexist and also some people just like seeing someone like themselves in the role and others because of tradition. My theory on things like this is when you gender or race swap that your always going to have some controversary at first but the quality of the show or movie will always be enough to win over even most of the biggest skeptics. Like how on Battlestar Galatica their was issues with gender switching Starbuck at first but then the show ended up being great and that issue basically went away.

    The reason the last two seasons are unpopular is because the politics has been as subtle as a sledgehammer. Political commentary always runs the risk of being preachy or even worst uneducated if the arguments they make don't hold up to reality and why you always need good writing to make the political arguments feel natural and like your actually trying to explore a issue as opposed to just getting up on soapbox. The show has failed in this regards. Plus the show has written the Doctor as being as not being clever as past Doctors and has watered down the weirdness to boot. Plus to many campions and the Doctor has a tendency to slink into the background of stories.

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