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    BBC Reveals First Female 'Doctor Who' Lead

    Another example of feminism destroying cultural traditions.

    What could possibly be the reason for this other than pressure from left-wing groups to be more "inclusive"?

    Not everything has to have a woman in charge to be considered non-sexist.

    Let's not forget they made Green Lantern gay, Thor a woman, and who knows what else they have in the pipe just to appease these whiners.

    Just because a man holds a role that they always have had does not mean its sexist or bigoted, you don't need to change every tradition in media.



    The BBC on Sunday revealed Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for hit series Doctor Who.*

    She will be the first female lead for the*sci-fi series on the U.K. public broadcaster. Current lead Peter Capaldi*will leave his role after this year's Christmas special.

    The BBC had on Friday announced that it would unveil the new Doctor after the men's Wimbledon final, taking fans by surprise. Among the various names thrown out by bookies as contenders for the Doctor Who lead role have been the likes of Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Death in Paradise actor Kris Marshall and even Tilda Swinton.

    Capaldi first stepped into the Tardis in 2013 and is set to leave at the same time as showrunner Steven Moffat exits the show.

    Earlier this year,*Pearl Mackie was tapped to play the first openly gay companion to the space-hopping doc.
    BBC Reveals First Female 'Doctor Who' Lead

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    Great news!

    She can be as good, or as bad as the rest of them, and there have been decades of them.

    Just how many decades has Dr Who sucked?

    Like a much worse version of Star Trek with even worse writing and much cheaper and cheesier sets and special effects.

    It was so bad that I kinda liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Great news!

    She can be as good, or as bad as the rest of them, and there have been decades of them.

    Just how many decades has Dr Who sucked?

    Like a much worse version of Star Trek with even worse writing and much cheaper and cheesier sets and special effects.

    It was so bad that I kinda liked it.
    Bite your tongue you heathen!

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    Another half assed troll from SC

    As for the actual decision, I've never been able to get into Dr. Who, which strange since I like almost all things nerd. However she was fantastic in Broadchurch, which is an excellent show. Also featuring another Dr, David Tennant as a surly Scottish detective
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    My daughter is a HUGE Dr. Who fan...she is excited to see how this all works out.

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    Could be interesting... I didn't get into the latest Doc anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Great news!

    She can be as good, or as bad as the rest of them, and there have been decades of them.

    Just how many decades has Dr Who sucked?

    Like a much worse version of Star Trek with even worse writing and much cheaper and cheesier sets and special effects.

    It was so bad that I kinda liked it.
    Lol, total bollocks! I grew up on Doctor Who (as did every other Brit), and the few tired old episodes of Star Trek I was unfortunate enough to endure in my youth were absolute dreck - unless you think actors with broad American accents and plastic extrusions on their foreheads are exciting and make credible aliens (although I must admit it became marginally more bearable when Patrick Stewart took the lead role).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    Could be interesting... I didn't get into the latest Doc anyway.
    Peter Capaldi is a great actor who has conquered every role from Shakespeare to the brilliantly acerbic 'The Thick of It'. I thought he was one of the best Doctors yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Another half assed troll from SC

    As for the actual decision, I've never been able to get into Dr. Who, which strange since I like almost all things nerd. However she was fantastic in Broadchurch, which is an excellent show. Also featuring another Dr, David Tennant as a surly Scottish detective
    I agree, she is very good actress, and it will bring another dimension to the Doctor Who series. My only reservation has nothing to do with her or the Doctor Who series, and I don't know what it is like in American TV and movies, but in the UK, every series and every show is dominated by female characters - be it court room drama, detectives, or doctors. I have no problem with that in principle, but certainly in the law - every QC and every judge is not a lady, so it is not really representative of RL. I don't want us (the British) to emulate the American penchant for making films about life as they would like it to be, rather than as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    Peter Capaldi is a great actor who has conquered every role from Shakespeare to the brilliantly acerbic 'The Thick of It'. I thought he was one of the best Doctors yet.
    (during a somewhat dire situation)

    Companion: "Wait - if you're an alien, why do you sound Scottish?"

    Doctor: "I'm not Scottish! I'm just very cross!"
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