And the next Dr Who is?

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  1. FACE OF BOE

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    To explain the Doctor's forthcoming gender change perhaps the new life cycle of regenerations he recieved from the Timelords in Matt Smiths final episode includes a mixture of male and female regenerations.
     
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  2. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

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    I did say "I know it's been brought up every few years since the early '80s". It's a desperate gimmick, more at home in Red Dwarf. I expect a story involving a possible pregnancy by the way, yawn. Anyone want to bet on that?

    If Romana comes back as a man and K9 as a plastic cat, along with Missy, we'll know the polarity really has been reversed! :laugh:
     
  3. millbend

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    Then how can you say in the same breath that it's happening "without any build-up" and that it had "never been mentioned as something these particular aliens do in all those decades until the Master became Missy"? Missy was part of the build-up for a female Doctor, but it didn't start nor end there. And while there very well may be one, why should there need to be "an apparent reason" for it to happen? How is it more of "a desperate gimmick" than introducing regeneration (originally not called that, but rather "renewal") to begin with, and with absolutely no build-up whatsoever? They could have just let the show end when Hartnell got to old to hack it, but then where would we be? We'd only have missed out on all those great other stories and Doctors and other characters completely.
     
  4. beccabear67

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    I never caught it as being mentioned about the Time Lords officially in the shows I saw that they changed genders. As far as I know Missy was the first one to do it. The fan magazines in the '80s into the '90s I saw often brought it up about a female doctor, as did some of the actors, I think I remember Lalla Ward saying something about it as well as Tom Baker, but that's outside of the show. I don't know which of the books, comics, or audios count as official cannon, there was an unofficial Doctor on stage and in some of the audios... it got really confusing if you tried to account for all of that and the two '60s movies and fan made spin-off videos.

    Regeneration was a clever and original explanation to keep it going, but this is sounding more like a typical gimmick of our variegated times; they are following trends with this and not leading.
     
  5. Isaac K.

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    I’d be surprised, frankly, since it is already canon that Time Lords don’t have children like humans do. But that is the type of thing that the writers should avoid. They never wrote for the Doctor with a male expressly in mind so they shouldn’t do it with a female in mind either. The Doctor is The Doctor, no matter what he/she looks like externally.
     
  6. Isaac K.

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    Does anybody have a heads up on how to stream this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special? I paid for a subscription to last series through Amazon but as of yet that isn't an option for this one-off. I'm getting a little concerned that I may have to resort to less ethical means at my disposal.
     
  7. Andy Smith

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  8. Scope J

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    The characters name is The Doctor
     
  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    This is a ridiculous idea! Why, everyone knows, a woman can't hold onto her Tardis...! ;)
     
  10. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

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    Of course, the other Doctors were never perfect at controlling the TARDIS either.
     
  11. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    Yeah, but none of them fell out of the thing in their very first scene-! :laugh:
     
  12. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

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    I take it you didn't watch Matt Smith's first episode. ;)
     
  13. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    I take it I didn't remember Matt Smith's first episode.
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  14. smilin ed

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    Any evidence of her hoovering or dusting? This is clearly important to some people.
     
  15. Andy Smith

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    See, they never kept me in the loop. Followers of the 'Delicious beer...' thread (elsewhere on this fine forum) know that I could have shown the lady a damn fine time in this city's pubs & bars. I would even have paid for her drinks and let her share my dry-roasted nuts. No cleaning or dusting required, just humour an old(ish) man and laugh at my feeble jokes. She could have even brought the crew and fellow cast members along. She'll never know what she missed on her flying (ha!) visit......
     
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  16. millbend

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    The character was credited in every single episode as "Dr. Who" or "Doctor Who" all the way up until Davison's time, and then was again for Eccleston's season. It's even made it into actual onscreen dialogue once or twice—both in the old show and the new—not to mention its frequent use by production staff, the actors themselves, the press, and of course...the merchandise! Given all that, prescriptivism regarding referring to the character this way has always been silly. Of course it's not the character's real name, but neither is "The Doctor"!

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  17. MikeyH

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    Back in my day, Cybermen and Troughton (and Jamie!) were recorded at my Dad's work, an aircraft hangar at Gatwick. I wasn't there, but there's photos in an album somewhere.

    Not sure you want 'Nice'. Doctor Who is after all dystopian Sci-Fi.
     
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  18. If you ever find those photos please share them!
     
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  19. hurple

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    I concur mightily!
     
  20. bubba-ho-tep

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    I just watched Twice Upon a Time with my kids.

    My 8 year-old son's reaction to the new Doctor - "A girl??" (confused look)
    His twin sister's reaction - "A girl?!" (big grin on her face)
     
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  21. RolandG

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    Both were incorrect, though. The new Doctor is a woman. ;)
     
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  23. Dillydipper

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    Odd experience a couple weeks ago, watching Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150A.D. (mistakenly billed as, "Dr. Who and the Daleks") on "Comet", one of those cheapie-budget digital teevee "drop-in" networks used to fill American broadcast teevee time on one of our new digital side-channels. Odd because Peter Cushing introduces himself straightaway as, "Doctor Who" to a contemporary-era policeman, before the adventure begins. Felt kind of like when Tracey Ullman introduces herself on her HBO series as, "national treasure Dame Judi Dench". Should have bailed right then and there, but the British advertising production-library music they used for a soundtrack, got me hooked, and by then it was too late...
     
  24. Andy Smith

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    Only gnashing of teeth is that it’s taken so long to get to our screens. I sure it’ll be great. Not been overly impressed by any of the trailers though. Bring me the head of a Cyberman!
     
  25. Andy Smith

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    As a PS; on the back of promoting tomorrow night's Doc Who screening, just heard a bloke on the radio saying "Why shouldn't the next Bond be female?".
     
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