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(Den Of Geek)   Outgoing Doctor Who explains how he'd like to regenerate: "There's a golden light, open a TARDIS, put my arms out... and then I turn into a woman"   (denofgeek.com) divider line 174
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2013-07-19 01:34:46 PM
The butthurt would be magnificent to behold.
 
2013-07-19 01:36:55 PM
Wow. That would rank up there with the original ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion for WTF factor.
 
2013-07-19 01:47:16 PM
www.troll.me
 
2013-07-19 02:17:28 PM

FirstNationalBastard: The butthurt would be magnificent to behold.


I for one, welcome this idea just to dine on the tears of fans
 
2013-07-19 02:19:03 PM
So the new Doctor will have no trouble locating etheric beams?
 
2013-07-19 02:19:09 PM
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2013-07-19 02:21:13 PM
At least let the new doctor be openly gay. And possibly Albanian
 
2013-07-19 02:21:22 PM

FirstNationalBastard: The butthurt would be magnificent to behold.


It's bad enough that so many of the people that call themselves fans do nothing but rag on just about every aspect of the show these days, but adding something like that would bring them to Kirk yelling "Khaaaaaaan!" levels of rage.
 
2013-07-19 02:21:49 PM
This would make the Dr either a lesbian or a bisexual, since the previous Doctors have had a thing for their female companions. Not that the Brits, or the Dr Who universe has any kind of problem with that.
 
2013-07-19 02:24:49 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: FirstNationalBastard: The butthurt would be magnificent to behold.

It's bad enough that so many of the people that call themselves fans do nothing but rag on just about every aspect of the show these days, but adding something like that would bring them to Kirk yelling "Khaaaaaaan!" levels of rage.


The problem I see is that they kind of like to play off of the "Man needs a woman to keep him from walking off the edge of a building with his genius head in the clouds" thing, and it works for them. The Doctor might be the super smart 900 year old alien, but the woman in the mix is always the one who keeps him from blowing himself up. Are they now going to have a female absent minded professor type?

I don't care either way, as long as the person is well cast and keeps the show going well. I like the short tenures for the Doctors, it gives you something fresh every few seasons...
 
2013-07-19 02:27:02 PM
The Doctor doesn't shoot people, blow stuff up, and is often seen running away from danger. No pistols, phasers, or light sabers. No Bond girls, bikini princesses, or green slave-girls.
He "fights" with his brain rather than his fists. He isn't seducing every female he meets. He actually treats them like people.

That is why the Doctor should stay male: So there is at least one male "hero" that doesn't always use violence, or try to fark everything that moves.
 
2013-07-19 02:27:53 PM

Mikey1969: This would make the Dr either a lesbian or a bisexual, since the previous Doctors have had a thing for their female companions. Not that the Brits, or the Dr Who universe has any kind of problem with that.


It's fun watching the early Who when the Doctor was an asexual, semi-senile old man whose companion was allegedly his granddaughter.
 
2013-07-19 02:29:36 PM
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2013-07-19 02:31:00 PM

give me doughnuts: That is why the Doctor should stay male: So there is at least one male "hero" that doesn't always use violence, or try to fark everything that moves.


That is actually sanest defense I have read.
 
2013-07-19 02:31:26 PM

Mikey1969: This would make the Dr either a lesbian or a bisexual, since the previous Doctors have had a thing for their female companions. Not that the Brits, or the Dr Who universe has any kind of problem with that.


Clara is intrigued.

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2013-07-19 02:31:58 PM
I will be honest... The whole "the next Doctor should be a woman" has such a... meh vibe to me...

Love the series, but I really don't care for one way or the other... It's probably among the most pointless debates to have about the show.
 
2013-07-19 02:32:45 PM

Mikey1969: Dingleberry Dickwad: FirstNationalBastard: The butthurt would be magnificent to behold.

It's bad enough that so many of the people that call themselves fans do nothing but rag on just about every aspect of the show these days, but adding something like that would bring them to Kirk yelling "Khaaaaaaan!" levels of rage.

The problem I see is that they kind of like to play off of the "Man needs a woman to keep him from walking off the edge of a building with his genius head in the clouds" thing, and it works for them. The Doctor might be the super smart 900 year old alien, but the woman in the mix is always the one who keeps him from blowing himself up. Are they now going to have a female absent minded professor type?

I don't care either way, as long as the person is well cast and keeps the show going well. I like the short tenures for the Doctors, it gives you something fresh every few seasons...


Eh, it's only been in the series since the 2005 relaunch that they've had the "Doctor needs a woman to keep them from doing super stupid shiat" bit. Before that it seemed more of the companion was used primarily for a plot device for the Doctor to rescue and for him to explain wtf just happened to. Personally I like to think of it as the Doctor needs a companion, male or female, to keep him grounded. I get why they keep doing the hot female companions, because hey, who doesn't like eye candy? Personally I don't care what sex or color the Doctor is as long as the character is acted and written somewhat decently.

/cue the obligatory "Doctor Who sucks, Matt Smith sucks, companion sucks, Moffat sucks" post.
 
2013-07-19 02:33:42 PM
/start Whovian pedantic streak

HIS NAME IS NOT DOCTOR WHO, IT'S THE DOCTOR.  JUST THE DOCTOR.  AGAIN, NOT DOCTOR WHO.

/end Whovian pedantic streak
 
2013-07-19 02:35:41 PM

Lost Thought 00: At least let the new doctor be openly gay. And possibly Albanian


I wouldn't think human concepts of gayness translate well to Timelord regenerations. Timelords are known to change sex, even if the Doctor never has. Eccleston's Doctor was perfectly comfortable snogging Captain Jack, and would have been perfectly happy to make slash-fic writers' pants explode.
 
2013-07-19 02:36:42 PM

Coco LaFemme: /start Whovian pedantic streak

HIS NAME IS NOT DOCTOR WHO, IT'S THE DOCTOR.  JUST THE DOCTOR.  AGAIN, NOT DOCTOR WHO.

/end Whovian pedantic streak


/begin pedantic reply

The credits labeled the character as "Doctor Who" in the early days of the show. Yes it's evolved since then, but folks calling the character "Doctor Who" have a precedence for doing so.

/End pedantic reply
 
2013-07-19 02:37:10 PM

Coco LaFemme: HIS NAME IS NOT DOCTOR WHO, IT'S THE DOCTOR.  JUST THE DOCTOR.  AGAIN, NOT DOCTOR WHO.


Now someone's going to post various pictures from the closing credits which list various actors as playing "Doctor Who". I'm not going to be the one to do it. But you made this happen.
 
2013-07-19 02:38:06 PM
static.guim.co.uk

"Oh, how wonderfully delightful to find this thread!"
 
2013-07-19 02:38:17 PM

t3knomanser: Coco LaFemme: HIS NAME IS NOT DOCTOR WHO, IT'S THE DOCTOR.  JUST THE DOCTOR.  AGAIN, NOT DOCTOR WHO.

Now someone's going to post various pictures from the closing credits which list various actors as playing "Doctor Who". I'm not going to be the one to do it. But you made this happen.


Eh, close enough.
 
2013-07-19 02:38:26 PM
I've been a fan since new who started and I've actually been waiting for a female doctor. It would truly shake up the character and show dynamic.

/or I just like smart bossy womenfolk
 
2013-07-19 02:40:48 PM

thecpt: I've been a fan since new who started and I've actually been waiting for a female doctor


I really want an honest-to-goodness alien companion. Like, one that sticks around, not simply makes appearances sometimes (Strax, Vastra (not technically an alien, but whatevs). They've got the money now to make something like Kamelion work.
 
2013-07-19 02:42:31 PM

OtherLittleGuy: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

"Oh, how wonderfully delightful to find this thread!"


It's got THREE settings!
 
2013-07-19 02:43:34 PM

t3knomanser: thecpt: I've been a fan since new who started and I've actually been waiting for a female doctor

I really want an honest-to-goodness alien companion. Like, one that sticks around, not simply makes appearances sometimes (Strax, Vastra (not technically an alien, but whatevs). They've got the money now to make something like Kamelion work.


Whynotboth.jpeg
 
2013-07-19 02:44:03 PM

Coco LaFemme: /start Whovian pedantic streak

HIS NAME IS NOT DOCTOR WHO, IT'S THE DOCTOR.  JUST THE DOCTOR.  AGAIN, NOT DOCTOR WHO.

/end Whovian pedantic streak


Who?
 
2013-07-19 02:45:02 PM
You know how I'd like to see him regenerate?

Out of nowhere. I'd like the whole thing kept on lockdown right up until the regeneration scene gets broadcast. But of course that's rather impossible now, so I'll settle for keeping the identity of the new Doctor on lockdown until then.
 
2013-07-19 02:46:01 PM

DarkPascual: I will be honest... The whole "the next Doctor should be a woman" has such a... meh vibe to me...


Yeah, kinda this.  I mean, if done well, I wouldn't really care about the Doctor being a woman in his/her next regeneration.

Then again, every Gallifreyian in the history of the series has stayed the same sex through their regenerations AFAIK: The Master, Romana, River Song (okay, she's not a Gallifreyian but she is a child of the TARDIS).  So to all of a sudden say "Yeah, now Gallifreyians can change sex as well as appearance" would be against type.
 
2013-07-19 02:46:29 PM

Gosling: Out of nowhere. I'd like the whole thing kept on lockdown right up until the regeneration scene gets broadcast.


Never going to happen.
 
2013-07-19 02:48:55 PM

Rwa2play: So to all of a sudden say "Yeah, now Gallifreyians can change sex as well as appearance" would be against type.


They've already said that. In "The Doctor's Wife", the Doctor finds a Time Lord message cube and mentions that the Time Lord who sent it changed sex. In the case of Romana, we know that she  can choose her appearance (when the regeneration isn't triggered by a catastrophic event). I believe at various points that it's been implied that Time Lords don't reproduce using the same mechanisms as humans.

Long story short: there's really no reason to think that it wouldn't happen.
 
2013-07-19 02:49:06 PM
I still say:

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for next Doctor. She can do comedy, drama, and is more physically imposing than at least half of the Doctors.


Plus, she tarts up real nice

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2013-07-19 02:51:50 PM

Rwa2play: So to all of a sudden say "Yeah, now Gallifreyians can change sex as well as appearance" would be against type.


Also, there's only one thing that's consistently canon in Doctor Who: the Doctor is a clever bloke who saves the Earth/Universe from bad shiat. You can't even say he's got a time machine, because for few years in the series, he didn't. Every aspect of the series is able to be changed at any moment, and that's a wonderful thing. Ignoring established canon, or contradicting it, is the only thing that allows the show to stay fresh. Every few years, it completely reinvents itself, and that's great.

And you can even explain it within the context of the show- this is a universe where time travel exists. The history we've witnessed may have been changed since we saw it happen.
 
2013-07-19 02:53:01 PM
Smart, funny, gorgeous, and a known quantity for Mr. Moffat

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2013-07-19 02:54:52 PM

sinanju: Smart, funny, gorgeous, and a known quantity for Mr. Moffat

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Well, that's the thing... if there's going to be a new Doctor, we need a new showrunner, too.

I mean

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Don't you think Moffat looks tired?
 
2013-07-19 02:56:04 PM

t3knomanser: Rwa2play: So to all of a sudden say "Yeah, now Gallifreyians can change sex as well as appearance" would be against type.

They've already said that. In "The Doctor's Wife", the Doctor finds a Time Lord message cube and mentions that the Time Lord who sent it changed sex. In the case of Romana, we know that she  can choose her appearance (when the regeneration isn't triggered by a catastrophic event). I believe at various points that it's been implied that Time Lords don't reproduce using the same mechanisms as humans.

Long story short: there's really no reason to think that it wouldn't happen.


True, and I just watched "The Doctor Dances" on Netflix and The Doctor sorta hinted at even the human race's sexual preferences were far more flexible when he and Rose were talking about Captain Jack seeing as he is from the far-flung future.

/Also started watching "Torchwood"
//The first ep alone made the whole series watchable
 
2013-07-19 02:56:09 PM

t3knomanser: Lost Thought 00: At least let the new doctor be openly gay. And possibly Albanian

I wouldn't think human concepts of gayness translate well to Timelord regenerations. Timelords are known to change sex, even if the Doctor never has. Eccleston's Doctor was perfectly comfortable snogging Captain Jack, and would have been perfectly happy to make slash-fic writers' pants explode.


I just want it so they can do a story where there is a male/female companion pair, and instead of the usual Doctor/female love story, have the doctor reject the woman in favor of the man.
 
2013-07-19 02:57:16 PM

Wellon Dowd: Mikey1969: This would make the Dr either a lesbian or a bisexual, since the previous Doctors have had a thing for their female companions. Not that the Brits, or the Dr Who universe has any kind of problem with that.

Clara is intrigued.

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Hottest companion evar!!!!
 
2013-07-19 03:01:20 PM
Bird or bloke, the 12th Doctor is going to be 22 or 23, given recent trends. So we are limited to British actors under 24 years of age.
 
2013-07-19 03:04:11 PM

RyansPrivates: give me doughnuts: That is why the Doctor should stay male: So there is at least one male "hero" that doesn't always use violence, or try to fark everything that moves.

That is actually sanest defense I have read.



I can't claim credit. I read that somewhere, but I can't find the original article.
 
2013-07-19 03:04:26 PM
They have a chance to get lonely women to watch Dr. Who.  Make the Dr regenerate into:

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/aww, who am I kidding, I would watch it if that occurred.
 
2013-07-19 03:06:55 PM
Is that all that takes? That would have saved Buffalo Bill a load of trouble.
 
2013-07-19 03:07:25 PM

Wellon Dowd: Bird or bloke, the 12th Doctor is going to be 22 or 23, given recent trends. So we are limited to British actors under 24 years of age.


They were intending to go middle-aged with Eleven... and then Matt showed up and they had one of those 'eureka'-type casting moments where the audition is effectively over from that moment. Send everyone else home, I have who I want.
 
2013-07-19 03:08:19 PM

PsyLord: They have a chance to get lonely women to watch Dr. Who.  Make the Dr regenerate into:

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/aww, who am I kidding, I would watch it if that occurred.


Uhhhhh, I would TOTALLY watch a Doctor Mew show...
 
2013-07-19 03:08:33 PM
if you want to kill the American audience for the show, then by all means make the doctor female.  seriously - if the doctor becomes a woman, America will tune the fark out - and Doctor Who will die again.

if you guys like the show and want to keep it on television, don't push for a female doctor.  add a female time lord, change companions, do whatever you need to keep it fresh, but the doctor is a male.

/you know who would play a good doctor?  Mos Def.  He played a very good Ford Prefect - in fact, he and Martin Freeman were probably the best parts of that movie.  It would never happen, but I bet he would be brilliant in the role.
 
2013-07-19 03:08:44 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Mikey1969: This would make the Dr either a lesbian or a bisexual, since the previous Doctors have had a thing for their female companions. Not that the Brits, or the Dr Who universe has any kind of problem with that.

It's fun watching the early Who when the Doctor was an asexual, semi-senile old man whose companion was allegedly his granddaughter.


And who actively tried to murder his companions on occasion.  He really did not want Ian and Barbara on board.

Anyhow, as to TFA, this isn't even new.  When Tom Baker's retirement was announced, he suggested to the then-showrunner that at the press conference, they should imply that the 5th Doctor could be a woman.  "I wish the next Doctor the best of luck, whoever he or she may be!" followed by the British press conference equivalent of drop-mic-walk-off-stage.  Cue frantic speculation.  I don't know whether Peter Davidson had been cast yet or not, but the BBC certainly got a lot of interested actresses inquiring about the role.
 
2013-07-19 03:09:51 PM

Wellon Dowd: Mikey1969: This would make the Dr either a lesbian or a bisexual, since the previous Doctors have had a thing for their female companions. Not that the Brits, or the Dr Who universe has any kind of problem with that.

Clara is intrigued.

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she is sofa king gorgeous.
 
2013-07-19 03:09:52 PM

Rwa2play: DarkPascual: I will be honest... The whole "the next Doctor should be a woman" has such a... meh vibe to me...

Yeah, kinda this.  I mean, if done well, I wouldn't really care about the Doctor being a woman in his/her next regeneration.

Then again, every Gallifreyian in the history of the series has stayed the same sex through their regenerations AFAIK: The Master, Romana, River Song (okay, she's not a Gallifreyian but she is a child of the TARDIS).  So to all of a sudden say "Yeah, now Gallifreyians can change sex as well as appearance" would be against type.


The idea of a female Doctor needed to be baked in at the very beginning. All of the Doctor's enemies are afraid of "the man who calls himself the Doctor", every throw away line about an off story incarnation of the Doctor refer to him as male, every being he encounters is expecting to see a male. Intended or not, the Doctor always being male is entwined into the plot at this point.

If the Doctor can be female where are the scenes of the Face of Bo lamenting he was hoping the soft, nice smelling version was back? Or the frazzled alien approaching the female companion and mistaking her for the Doctor? Or River Song aknowledging the weirdness of interacting with a female version of her husband? Or, the Doctor talking about his daughter....(checks TARDIS)..."Oh my, it seems I've got a son now" (cue laughter).

Springing a female Doctor is jumping the shark. If they really wanted a female Doctor, they should have been laying the groundwork from day one of the reboot.
 
2013-07-19 03:11:12 PM

PsyLord: They have a chance to get lonely women to watch Dr. Who.  Make the Dr regenerate into:


/aww, who am I kidding, I would watch it if that occurred.


But doctor that will kill the daleks!

GOOD

/ I would watch grumpy cat doctor
 
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