Doctor Who Discussion Thread

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Post by Sonicka » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:45 pm

I always knew Chibnall has it in him to inject some Drama back into Doctor Who...

...Well, the Doctor Who fanbase anyway.

Still I'm positive and excited - It's about time we had a female Doctor, and the groundwork had been laid by Moffat. The show has had a lot of bad viewership ratings since Capaldi took the helm - not that this is his doing, arguably this is more to do with the way an audience watches shows these days )not live and on demand/or catchup) - I personally find him to be the best of what Moffat has given us.

The BBC probably think they have a winner here too - I mean, not only did they cast a female Doctor - but quite a good looking one - much ado to the fangirls of the Tennent era, but this could very well capture a lot of - ahem - "blokes" attention onto the show. But on the flipside they'll also target a new demographic altogether because in casting a female in what has typically been a male dominant role for the last 53 years will be seen as a positive and empowering statement in a lot of ways for the female audience - and why the hell not! Sure we've had empowering (and mostly badly written) women in Doctor Who via River Song, Amy Pond, Clara etc... but this is The Doctor... an icon of British Television. So long as he writes The Doctor as The Doctor (and who hasn't - it's in the hands of the writers voice) then I think we'll be fine. :)

Of course, so far the who fanbase seem to be split between the sexist backwords sweary gobber type fans who would prefer each episode to start with a girl screaming before the title sequence, and the forward thinking fans who are ready to embrace the change. So yeah, real Drama there!

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Post by weakboson » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:33 pm

happy to have a female doctor, the show needs a kick up the angel delight side and hopefully this will freshen things up a bit. i think ultimately the new writer is a more important change but Ive never seen anything in particular by him and im too scared to now in case he turns out to be awful.

but, I have seen lady whittacker in something before, namely Sky's extremely misguided attempt at making a drama about the fire service called "the smoke". maybe after recent events it's harder to laugh at this show, but i did really enjoy it at the time in a "so bad it's good" way. however I also fostered a searing hatred for everyone involved because it was just so bad.

so I'm not sure how I'll adapt to the new actress but if anyone wants a preview of her saying really badly written lines in a shoddily put together story with ridiculous pretensions of emotional depth, then "the smoke" is what you need to torrent.

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Post by JenovaPX » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 pm

She wasn't fantastic in Broadchurch really so can't say I'm that interested in her as the Doctor but just have to see how she does.
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Post by RainbowGazelle » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:26 am

I think it'll be a strange change, but I guess no more than getting used to a new male actor every time. Colour me intrigued.
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Post by Majin_Nephets » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:58 pm

I liked the finale, intrigued by the new Doctor, and I'm looking forward to the Christmas special. I'll admit that it wasn't that long ago that I didn't like the idea of a female Doctor, mainly because I felt it would feel too much like a publicity stunt, but I think actually seeing Time Lords switching gender in practice (with Missy and that Time Lord General in the last season finale) was a major factor in me accepting it.

Just please, please, please don't have another companion fall in love with the Doctor. At least Bill being gay made that an impossibility with Capaldi.
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Post by Aren142 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:36 pm

Majin_Nephets wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:58 pm
Just please, please, please don't have another companion fall in love with the Doctor. At least Bill being gay made that an impossibility with Capaldi.
That really annoyed me, it felt like the only reason Bill wasn't just going to fall for the Doctor as with every other companion was that she was gay. Like they'd had to make a gay character to prevent it.
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Post by Majin_Nephets » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 pm

We may get the answer to that if Bill returns. Do we know if Pearl Mackie is sticking around?
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Post by shy guy 64 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:32 pm

Majin_Nephets wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:43 pm
We may get the answer to that if Bill returns. Do we know if Pearl Mackie is sticking around?
im sure they said she had left
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