Author Topic: Dr Who, all things Whovian  (Read 13272 times)

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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2018, 02:50:17 PM »
Is it October yet? I'm ready to see how the first ever female Doctor will shake out. I'm not super crazy about Jodie Whitaker but I wasn't really surprised by the casting choice since she worked with Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch. The late state of this season is killing me though, usually we'd already be in it by now!
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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2018, 03:35:53 PM »
I too can't wait!!!

Personally it's not the gender of the Dr that matters but their acting ability x story lines x scripts that matter!
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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2018, 07:06:02 AM »
I'm just curious (read: nervous) to see if they'll resort to cheesey, tropey gender stereotypes or not. I really hope not. The Master becoming the Mistress didn't seem much to change the agenda of evil though so hope springs eternal.
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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #93 on: September 05, 2018, 07:50:38 AM »
I'm just curious (read: nervous) to see if they'll resort to cheesey, tropey gender stereotypes or not. I really hope not. The Master becoming the Mistress didn't seem much to change the agenda of evil though so hope springs eternal.

This is my wife's worry that the story lines could suffer in an attempt to exploit the new gender dynamics.
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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #94 on: October 08, 2018, 06:21:35 AM »
Well Dr Who is now female and it worked very well. Why? Because the Dr was never macho or sexist character in the first place. It was to a large extant gender neutral. The story was good, the cast were good. A bit of humour thrown in. A bit of horror, not too much given the pre-watershed time slot. The BBC have continued the hit series.
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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #95 on: October 08, 2018, 07:50:21 AM »
I'm just curious (read: nervous) to see if they'll resort to cheesey, tropey gender stereotypes or not. I really hope not. The Master becoming the Mistress didn't seem much to change the agenda of evil though so hope springs eternal.

Not on the basis of the first episode. I thing that new directors and producers know full well that if they get it wrong their careers will be shot. It also attracts long time fans into production in a way other shows don't. On the basis of one episode it's looking good.
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Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2018, 01:41:23 AM »
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