Discussion in 'SMB' started by jacko100, Jul 15, 2017.
The bloke who runs the show wanted a female lead.
Hope that helps.
fuck me. Thought you only came out at night.
A stalker with a request. Polite!
I haven't seen a single person demanding it went to a woman like
It's probably been mentioned before (I'm on a go slow today!) But is this why pearle mackie 'left?
If chibnall was always going to have a female doctor, and persuaded the BBC (probably a while back) then they may have said Ok, but as a concession they didn't think they could have a female doctor and a lesbian in the Tardis at the same time. They probably thought it wasn't time yet.
They'd be accused of pushing an agenda , even if they weren't doing that really.
Pretty sure she's coming back. Heard her being interviewed recently, she's certainly hoping she's still part of the cast.
I'm hoping she does come back, the episode where she cracks on to the new doctor and there's a bit girl on girl action will really spice things up!
Fair enough, thought she'd announced she was going.
Oh well....if you think the reaction has been bad so far......
Makes it less effort if they are grafting all the time.
Actually if you include Peter Cushing who did the films then she is 15th. I thought Hurt was a future Dr who we had never seen apart from the couple of episodes he was in? Thinking about it he was a past version but being as he didn't get a series they aren't counting him.
I'm quite looking forward to seeing how a woman portrays him. She can't be any worse than Silvester McCoy who took the Dr to a new low and ended the show. A new low even lower than karate chopping Wurzil Gummidge who did a lot of damage to the character.
Moffitt wanted a female doctor, RTD toyed with the idea before he left. The shows creator was talking about it back in the 80s.
The wish has been there a while, the been seem to have been skittish about it.
Peter Cushing wasn't the doctor, those films are separate.
They are including the War Doctor as one The Doctor's past regenerations. Did you ever watch the mini episode The Night Of The Doctor, which basically explains how Paul McGann's Doctor became The War Doctor....
Yep I agree, which is why i think they'd be apprehensive about introducing the 1st female doctor along side a (female) gay companion
Hurt is definitely a past version (in too many ways to mention) and cushing's doctor isn't cannon.
In fact, the dr in those films is a human who builds a time machine
It says in your link that in recent years calls for a female Dr have become stronger and louder and I think that is what Maxie was correctly refering to.
They were Dr who films so he should count really. Mind he was an eccentric old inventor in the films and not a time lord. An inventor I think was a better and more believable storyline than an alien race with the slightly naff name of timelords.
That short episode is class like. Paul Mcgann said that he got the call really short notice and went in and filmed it in a day. He's always wanted to do more.
At least i suppose they're all decent age still and in a year or two you could still pull off a cross over with Whitaker, capaldi, Smith, Mcgann, tennant and eccleston (if he could be persuaded)
Actually the BBC never intended it to be part of the tv world. It was just a cash in to do a film I think
Sorry mate I probably went ott there. I liked Pertwees character but the stories about Unit, the Dr Stranded on earth so no planets to visit and the bloody daft car killed it for me. Not Pertwees fault mind he didn't write the scripts.
Managed to have plenty of male doctors with female companions without it being an issue. Sure it will work out.
There was hell on yesterday over a female doctor. Id imagine the BBC pr machine would try avoid any more of that and, rightly or wrongly, introducing the female dr alongside a lesbian companion would have set people away claiming it was seeking an agenda
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