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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday July 16, @06:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the what-about-the-companion? dept.

The new Dr Who has been announced....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40624288
I'll get the popcorn..

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord - the first woman to get the role.

She was revealed in a trailer that was broadcast on BBC One at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final.

The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's Christmas special.

Whittaker, 35, said it was "more than an honour" to become the Doctor. She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas Day show.

Here are Jodie Wittaker's entries on Wikipedia and IMDb.


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  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:25PM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:25PM (#539959)

    Doctor: "She was my first friend, always so brilliant, from the first day at the Academy. So fast, so funny. She was my man crush."

    Bill: "I'm sorry?"

    Doctor: "Yeah, I think she was a man back then. I'm fairly sure that I was, too. It was a long time ago, though."

    Bill: "So, the Time Lords, bit flexible on the whole man-woman thing, then, yeah?"

    Doctor: "We're the most civilised civilisation in the universe. We're billions of years beyond your petty human obsession with gender and its associated stereotypes."

    Bill: "But you still call yourselves Time Lords?"

    Doctor: "Yeah. Shut up."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLavEHYxCIk [youtube.com]

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:32PM (7 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:32PM (#539960)

      Sounds like you need professional help coping with the 21st century.

      • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:34PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:34PM (#539961)

        " Sounds like you need professional help coping with the 21st century. "

        Judging by the sheer number of people on brain pills or some sort of therapy, it seems most of the human race needs professional help coping with the 21st century.

        In my mind, tells me we have been progressing in the wrong direction, and the 21st century needs to change direction before it all goes to shit.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:51PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:51PM (#539988)

          lol, more wisdom from the street hobos of life.

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:04PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:04PM (#539994)

            Thinking outside in the box under the bridge.

      • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:39PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:39PM (#539963)

        I can't afford professional help because billionaire looters are hoarding all the money and I don't live in a TARDIS which can extract energy directly from the time vortex and 3D print food.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:11PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:11PM (#539997)

          I miss the TARDIS food machine. It only appeared in two episodes in 1963. Apparently the machine broke down or something? After then the Doctor and friends always go out to eat. Fish and chips, usually.

      • (Score: 2) by Bot on Monday July 17, @03:31PM (1 child)

        by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Monday July 17, @03:31PM (#540339)

        > the 21st century

        friendly reminder that this century gave you systemd.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 18, @06:47AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 18, @06:47AM (#540835)

          friendly reminder that this century gave you systemd.

          Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! (It's not just for Daleks anymore!) Exterminate systemd!

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Gaaark on Sunday July 16, @06:48PM (15 children)

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 16, @06:48PM (#539966) Homepage Journal

    Here's hoping they give her better episodes/scripts than they gave Capaldi: i kind of trailed off in watching after the whole monster of the day was....

    ...wait for it....

    .....the sleep crud in the corner of the eye!

    WHAAAAAT????

    I've been watching the classic Doctors, and i kind of wish they'd do longer serials, instead of finishing it up in just one or two episodes. Have fun with it (but not 'Rock and Roll Doctor' fun), get back to exploring more.

    Should be intelesting!

    But i'd say about time for a change in genders: but how logical will the new Doctor be? ;)

    Shall have to catch up on the newer Capaldi's and start watching the new Doctor.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:56PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @06:56PM (#539968)

      She will not be able to read a space/time map; she'll get lost and have to ask for directions.

      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:11PM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:11PM (#539976)

        The Tardis is a woman, it's why her navigation system is always broken. So you'll have a woman driver in a female vehicle, she'd better keep the shields up since every landing will be a crash landing.

        • (Score: 3, Touché) by maxwell demon on Sunday July 16, @08:22PM (3 children)

          by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 16, @08:22PM (#540006) Journal

          In the name of gender equality, I demand a male TARDIS for the next season! ;-)

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:27PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:27PM (#540011)

            The Master has the male TARDIS, maybe they could trade.

          • (Score: 4, Funny) by aristarchus on Sunday July 16, @09:23PM

            by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 16, @09:23PM (#540033) Journal

            I demand a male TARDIS for the next season! ;-)

            But then, it would be smaller on the inside than on the outside, something like a really macho truck. . . If you get my drift.

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    • (Score: 2) by wonkey_monkey on Sunday July 16, @07:02PM (6 children)

      by wonkey_monkey (279) on Sunday July 16, @07:02PM (#539970) Homepage

      Along with the new Doctor there is also a new showrunner. The last one was in the job just a little too long, I think.

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      systemd is Roko's Basilisk
      • (Score: 2) by opinionated_science on Sunday July 16, @07:04PM

        by opinionated_science (4031) on Sunday July 16, @07:04PM (#539972)

        to their credit, the writing was sufficiently developed that I stopped expecting the Dr to sign off with "F*ckety bye!"

        Damn, I miss the Malcolm Tucker character...

      • (Score: 2) by theluggage on Sunday July 16, @07:29PM (3 children)

        by theluggage (1797) on Sunday July 16, @07:29PM (#539981)

        The last one was in the job just a little too long, I think.

        Yeah... the last story did leave a slight impression of being stuffed with ideas from...

        "The Girl who Waited" (assistant trapped for years in accelerated time-stream)/"Asylum of the Daleks" (What do you mean I've been turned into a Dalek/Cyberman?)/"The Time of the Doctor" (last futile stand to protect the cute kids)/"Hell Bent" (dead companion and girlfriend fly off to see the universe)
        • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Gaaark on Sunday July 16, @08:54PM (2 children)

          by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 16, @08:54PM (#540023) Homepage Journal

          Not to mention, where is the Doctors daughter???????????

          Flies off aaaaand NEVER seen again. Too many loose ends.

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          • (Score: 1) by jb on Monday July 17, @07:58AM

            by jb (338) on Monday July 17, @07:58AM (#540220)

            Not to mention, where is the Doctors daughter???????????
            Flies off aaaaand NEVER seen again. Too many loose ends.

            Well, at some point in time presumably she begets Susan. How long is the gestation period for time lords? For all we know, that alone might keep her busy for millennia...

          • (Score: 2) by theluggage on Tuesday July 18, @09:52PM

            by theluggage (1797) on Tuesday July 18, @09:52PM (#541187)

            Not to mention, where is the Doctors daughter???????????

            Apparently, about to crop up in some audio dramas [radiotimes.com]...

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Sunday July 16, @08:51PM

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 16, @08:51PM (#540022) Homepage Journal

        ABSOTUTELY!

        Nathan wasisname destroyed Torchwood by bringing it to America, and was dragging Who down. Still mourning Torchwood: supposed to be on hiatus, but.......

        Good time for new blood.

        --
        --- That's not flying: that's... falling... with more luck than I have. ---
    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:17PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:17PM (#540031)

      And the reboot, while it had some good story arcs in the early years, became far too concerned with mysticism and the Doctor's 'god-complex', rather than running on the combination of educating of the companion and seemingly bumbling into a series of troubles before wrapping it all up in a mission successful box at the end, leaving a trail of bodies, mutually assured enemies, and worth saving civilians in its wake.

      Having skimming most of this past season, I was disappointed with their handling of Bill, the Doctor, and She-Doctor. And personally I find it tacky that *NOW* they choose to replace *THE* doctor with a woman, rather than having worked around the reincarnation dilemma by moving on to a new character on new adventures through the time-o-sphere, possibly with a different attitude and moral compass to the tired direction the Doctor has been going for over 10 years now.

      Hell, even Red Dwarf has done a better job on its recent seasons and that is despite getting quite long in the tooth. At least it doesn't take itself seriously to begin with!

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Monday July 17, @04:41PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Monday July 17, @04:41PM (#540379)

      Here's hoping they give her better episodes/scripts than they gave Capaldi: i kind of trailed off in watching after the whole monster of the day was....
      ...wait for it....
      .....the sleep crud in the corner of the eye!

      Haven't watched most of Capaldi but was that better or worse than the Smith one where the Wi-Fi was killing people? :P

      Smith was just Tennant turned up to 11 with hand-flapping and when I realized they weren't planning to fire the entire Smith writing team for Capaldi I just kind of gave up on the show. Also the Sontaran medic and the lesbian Victorian dinosaur & co. need to die a horrible death if they haven't already.

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      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:07PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:07PM (#539973)

    Let's get some lesbo action going. Who's the new assistant?

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:23PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:23PM (#539978)

      The assistant will be a total cuckold, I hear Obama is looking for work.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:53PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:53PM (#539989)

        Bareback is getting paid to go surfing with random billionaires these days. He's doing quite well.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:30PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:30PM (#539982)

      That's actually going to happen isn't it? In the most forced, unnatural and preachy way possible. As if the relaunched show wasn't enough of an SJW pandering cringefest from the outset!

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:43PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:43PM (#539986)

        They will only listen when their ratings tank out. As is the stories were rather 'gawd really'.

        For the first time ever I am not looking forward to new doctor who.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:25PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:25PM (#540034)

        Ever since the new series started, there has been this whole God-complex thing going on with the Doctor, something that never was (as far as I remember!) included in the original series.

        But since the new series has started, there have been how many 'mystical doctor regeneration messiah have faith in me blah blah blah' moments throughout the series (often in a finale) where they pull a deus ex doctoria out of a hat and Mr Messiah saves all the plebs who chose to put their faith in him when the end times have finally come.

        I mean seriously. If I wanted that shit I'd go watch the Christian channel.

        IMHO Dark Matter, Killjoys, The Expanse, and if you're feeling for British humor, Red Dwarf, are all doing better at enjoyable sci-fi adventures without relying on overt deux ex machina of that scope. And usually when it *DOES* happen, it is opening up a new plot point surrounding the story's universe/characters rather than just wrapping up the episode, as it has been with Doctor Who episodes for going on ~8 years now, maybe longer?

        • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @01:23AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @01:23AM (#540110)

          Ever since the new series started, there has been this whole God-complex thing going on with the Doctor, something that never was (as far as I remember!) included in the original series.

          No it wasn't. The character started as that weirdly aloof, INTJ science teacher you had where his fallibility made him likeable and relatable. Then the new series made the character into an unbearably smug prick with a messiah complex.

          Something else that wasn't included was the instant technological deus-ex gratification. Building and perfecting any device is difficult, more difficult still if you are building a device to save the world while up against the clock. The original series understood this and used it to create tension and drama. The new series is a fucking soap opera promoting the mentally retarding common core educational agenda. When you find yourself wishing the doctor and his retarded, irritating companions would be exterminated or die a horrible death, it's time to stop watching the show.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:42PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @07:42PM (#539985)

      Companion will be an Ood.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by julian on Sunday July 16, @08:13PM (14 children)

    by julian (6003) on Sunday July 16, @08:13PM (#539998)

    "YASSS GIRL! We Dr. Who now!" -Idiot

    "Fucking PC gender studies whores ruining Western civilization!" -Idiot

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    • (Score: 2) by Arik on Sunday July 16, @08:19PM (3 children)

      by Arik (4543) on Sunday July 16, @08:19PM (#540002)
      Yeah, pretty much.

      I was down with a female Doctor in the 80s. One of the reasons I liked the premise so much was because it would clearly allow (and indeed begged) for this.

      On the other hand, it's $current_year, and it's obviously a good bet they'll make this suck so bad even I won't enjoy it.
      --
      "Unix? These savages aren't even circumcised!"
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:24PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:24PM (#540008)

        Romana was a feminist Time Lady in the 1970s. She was constantly reminding the Doctor that she was brilliant and he was an idiot who barely graduated from Time Lord school.

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by fido_dogstoyevsky on Sunday July 16, @10:58PM

          Romana was a feminist Time Lady in the 1970s. She was constantly reminding the Doctor that she was brilliant and he was an idiot who barely graduated from Time Lord school.

          ...after a second attempt.

          --
          It's NOT a conspiracy... it's a plot.
      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by julian on Sunday July 16, @08:31PM

        by julian (6003) on Sunday July 16, @08:31PM (#540012)

        I heard someone say it will help their daughter relate to the character more. To a shape-shifting, immortal, alien...time traveler.

        And that cuts both ways to people complaining that the character can't be played by a woman.

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        I am expecting written apologies from all Trump supporters when the indictments start
    • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:19PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:19PM (#540003)

      What difference at this point does it make?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:22PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:22PM (#540004)

      So indifferent, had to comment to call them idiots.

      • (Score: 2) by julian on Sunday July 16, @08:26PM (4 children)

        by julian (6003) on Sunday July 16, @08:26PM (#540009)

        I'm indifferent to the underlying issue, but I always enjoy haughtily looking down on cultural debates ;-)

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        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:44PM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:44PM (#540020)

          It's your sort that get people to vote for an idiot like Trump.

          • (Score: 1) by Arik on Sunday July 16, @09:05PM (2 children)

            by Arik (4543) on Sunday July 16, @09:05PM (#540028)
            I really doubt her Highness is Julian's type of people.
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            "Unix? These savages aren't even circumcised!"
            • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:36PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:36PM (#540039)

              Negative campaign works, people turn up to vote against, not vote for.

              This julian character is a moron, an energizer for the worst of Trump's basist base.

                 

              • (Score: 2) by julian on Monday July 17, @12:48AM

                by julian (6003) on Monday July 17, @12:48AM (#540099)

                I'm chuffed that you think I'm so influential in the world!

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:35PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @08:35PM (#540014)

      "Fucking PC gender studies whores ruining Western civilization!" -Idiot

      Don't watch "Nu Who" so I'm indifferent. Did watch Old Who and gender changing regeneration was established back then. If the decision to cast a female was, however, made because of "progressive" politics, then that is pathetic. People have had enough of preachy bullshit and will just switch off! [youtube.com]

      • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Sunday July 16, @10:04PM (1 child)

        by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Sunday July 16, @10:04PM (#540051) Journal

        Yeah. It's got my interest at least. If previous episodes that made me lose interest are any indication of where the series is headed, I have a feeling that it'll dive-bomb straight into 3rd wave TERFeminist bullshit about how womyn-born-womyn (which the Doctor will now count as, because reasons) are superior, complete and perfect beings.

        You've got a gender-changing character on your hands! I mean, oh my fucking gawd, how goddamned thickheaded cisgendered people can be! One would think that the time lord/lady's ever-changing gender between regenerations (which the Doctor has somehow exempted herself from up until this point, maybe by special dispensation from the Lord President or somecrap) would render appeals to a gender dichotomy where womyn-born-womyn are superior, complete beings and assigned males are inferior, incomplete beings senseless! Even attempting to speak about womyn-born-womyn and assigned males—and cisgendered people know how to do little else—will force the showrunners to construct a caste system based solely on the happenstance of a time lord/lady's birth. We'll find out that the Doctor was actually assigned to the superior gender caste back on Gallifrey by merely happening to have been born with a female form, despite spending centuries with a male form, and I am expecting to be totally gobsmacked by whatever that will be said to imply.

        Expect a full season of reifying womyn-born-womyn cosmic hegemony. Make a drinking game out of the amount of transphobic and homophobic (but never lesbophobic, perish the thought!) bullshit that comes out of the Doctor's mouth.

        I guess that's fine since the show hasn't been able to keep a coherent plot about a logically-consistent setting in years, and that was what really made me lose interest in the first place. Yeah, I gather all the classic Doctor Who was episodic, but I don't like episodic shows where no knowledge gained about the story's setting and characters during one episode can be applied in any meaningful way to later episodes. Oh well.

        --
        Merry fucking Christmas!
        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @12:59AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @12:59AM (#540102)

          Expect a full season of reifying womyn-born-womyn cosmic hegemony. Make a drinking game out of the amount of transphobic and homophobic (but never lesbophobic, perish the thought!) bullshit that comes out of the Doctor's mouth.

          No, I don't think so. I expect pro-transexual and pro-homosexual storylines that are so awful that homosexuals and transexuals will rally against them. SJW preaching is just awful, people are not being oppressed and the majority of people are heterosexual and got it many years ago. The more the far left beat the drum of identify politics, the more embarrassing and off-putting it becomes for the majority. We're going to have to bring back the lunatic asylums aren't we?

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by looorg on Sunday July 16, @08:35PM (9 children)

    by looorg (578) on Sunday July 16, @08:35PM (#540015)

    They already did this by turning the Master into Missy, excellently played by Michelle Gomez (she is awesome all the time, in all shows she is in). I just don't see this or like this happening to the Doctor, but I'll watch a few episodes and give it a shot. I just don't have very high hopes for it. Broadchurch wasn't really all that good -- the first season was ok then it went downhill really fast. In general this feels like a typical shit move that goes around these days by turning white male protagonist into characters of different races or genders -- somehow it rarely or ever happens the other way around at least I can't recall any but I could be wrong. That said the entire last season with Capaldi wasn't exactly the best season ever made, out of the new doctors I still prefer Tennant and Eccleston.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:29PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:29PM (#540035)

      Missy was the test run and fans didn't hate her, best Master ever, now bring on the female Doctor who exterminates Daleks with her sonic vibrator.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:33PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @09:33PM (#540036)

      Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwww!

    • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Sunday July 16, @09:37PM

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Sunday July 16, @09:37PM (#540040)

      Thank you for the balanced, well thought out comment.

      I totally agree with you about Michelle Gomez. She made every episode she was in better in my opinion.

    • (Score: 2) by SpockLogic on Sunday July 16, @09:42PM (4 children)

      by SpockLogic (2762) on Sunday July 16, @09:42PM (#540041)

      William Hartnell in B&W, now that was a Dr. Its been downhill ever since.

      Back then the Daleks really scared the crap out of me, just sayin'.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @10:06PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16, @10:06PM (#540052)

        Professor Setrakian is the First Doctor now, on account of Hartnell being deceased. The TARDIS took the Twelfth Doctor to meet his past, and I wonder if the First Doctor will witness his regeneration into the Thirteenth. I wonder what the old grump will think of the young lady who will replace him.

      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by boxfetish on Sunday July 16, @10:37PM

        by boxfetish (4831) on Sunday July 16, @10:37PM (#540063)

        I had never watched the first doctor until a couple of years ago. I just assumed since it was a TV show from the 60s, and most TV from that time period is garbage, that I wouldn't like it. Woah, was I blown away. I absolutely loved every episode of William Hartnell's doctor. Excellent show. I wish there was more of it to watch and that many of the episodes had not been destroyed.

        Still really don't like Troughton, Pertwee, or Davison runs at all.

      • (Score: 3, Touché) by fadrian on Monday July 17, @01:01AM (1 child)

        by fadrian (3194) on Monday July 17, @01:01AM (#540103) Homepage

        Back then the Daleks really scared the crap out of me, just sayin'.

        Well, they haven't changed that much since then, have they? I mean, other than learning to take the stairs. So I don't think it's the show...

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        That is all.
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @01:52AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @01:52AM (#540118)

          Sure they have. The daleks were originally collectivist sociopaths, they were nazi's. In the new show, they haven been increasingly reduced from characters with political agency to mere props at the same time as the show glamorised collectivism and sociopathy (via the missy character). I'm afraid the original daleks ideology is preferable to that of the modern show. [thedailymash.co.uk] That is when you know the series has gone "full retard".

  • (Score: -1, Insightful) by jmorris on Monday July 17, @03:00AM (1 child)

    by jmorris (4844) Subscriber Badge <{jmorris} {at} {beau.org}> on Monday July 17, @03:00AM (#540139)

    Come on, a female Doctor? That ain't how you SJW in $current_year guys, need more than a lousy one pointer. Add on lesbian, non-white or something. Trans, that is what counts as edgy in $current_year though. So they could have the Doctor's long standing male persona come through, making him a male trapped in a woman's body... for 'real' and then he could F-M transition. THEN they could make the show socially relevant with some "very special episodes", and isn't that what is important?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @05:57PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @05:57PM (#540432)

      It is amusing seeing special little snowflakes being triggered so easily.

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @03:03AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @03:03AM (#540140)

    The easy list:

    Ghostbusters
    Dr. Watson
    Starbucks
    Dr. Who
    --
    The hard list:

    Black Widow
    Superman
    Supergirl
    Batman
    Wonder Woman

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @03:16AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @03:16AM (#540149)

    Let the women watch it

  • (Score: 2) by KritonK on Monday July 17, @07:42AM (1 child)

    by KritonK (465) on Monday July 17, @07:42AM (#540218)

    Jodie Whittaker is not the first woman to play the Doctor. Back in the 1980s, Ryan K. Johnson produced a series of four fan-produced episodes, starring Barbara Benedetti as the Doctor [wikia.com]. She was very good in the role, even though, from what I've read, she had no idea what Doctor Who was. (The link contains links to the story entries, which contain links to the videos. It's worth watching the regeneration scene in the first story, where the Doctor, instead of lacking a petty obsession with gender, is very upset about her DNA matrix having fouled.)

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Monday July 17, @04:31PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Monday July 17, @04:31PM (#540375)

      Wasn't there a female Doctor in that parody thing with Rowan Atkinson, too?

      --
      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @01:09PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @01:09PM (#540285)

    Being set in space / having time travel does not make a program sci-fi. This is mass-appeal fantasy bullshit at best.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @02:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, @02:03PM (#540303)

      Oh, ok, so you are one of *those* people.

      Aren't you supposed to bitch about how it is "speculative fiction" anyway?

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