I have always loved Doctor Who. I remember it in the 1970s on PBS…Tom Baker was fantastic. The special effects were not great but it did NOT matter. As long as the story was conveyed that is all I cared about. They brought it back in 2005 and I’ve liked all the Doctors since then until now. Now they cast a woman as Doctor Who….I have nothing against women….I was raised by my Mom and sister and I have nothing but respect for women. It’s not about hating women…it’s about miscasting.
The BBC did it to be politically correct. They didn’t care if it would be good for the show or not…it’s all about making certain people happy.
and this from the BBC:
It was always unlikely that the Doctor would continue to be white and male, especially as the BBC has committed itself to greater diversity on its programmes
It should be about making the show better not for greater diversity. To me it’s about the same as a man being cast as Wonder Woman, A giant spider being cast as King Kong.
I would have been just as angry if they would have made the Doctor an American man. It doesn’t fit.
Well I have all the old classic shows and the shows since 2005 to keep me entertained. I least I won’t have to take time every Saturday night to watch it anymore. As much as it pains me to say….I could care less if it ends up cancelled.
Darth Vader to Luke: “I am your mother” How would that have gone down?
Steven Moffat…the Show Runner…said he would not cast a woman….then the BBC stepped in and now all a sudden he agrees with the decision.
Some people may like it…more power to them…but it’s not just the fact HE turned into a woman…it’s the fact that it was just done for diversity. Yes Doctor Who is a fictional character but also an icon. Some change in life is good…but change for the sake of changing is not….
I was so angry when this was announced….Well I’ve had more time to think about it and ….I’m more angry. I would have like to go on a swearing rant here but I won’t do that.
I’ve heard the saying “change with the times” over this subject…well I will only when the changes make sense. To me this doesn’t at all…
Anyone who disagrees with the choice is called a woman hater. No I’m a political correctness hater….and that is why this happened.
From the Dailystar
Comments on social media and fan forums included: “Female Doctor – tick.
“Middle aged white man – tick. Young black man – tick. Young Asian girl – tick
Tom Baker my favorite Doctor