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Old 27-04-2013, 18:20
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What is everyone's problem with a female doctor, here are some good reasons why a female doctor would work
Reason 1. Sydney Newman thought it was good idea
Reason 2. Show that a female can be a strong leading character
Reason 3. Change the formula
Reason 4. Loads of people would watch to see if it would work
Reason 5. He/She can still change back to a man if it fails
Now lets all stop being sexist and welcome it for when it happens one day
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Old 27-04-2013, 18:25
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Show that a female can be a strong leading character
I see people say "oh, we need more strong females on TV" all the time. Females are represented perfectly well, just as well as males. There are strong female leading characters on TV. Some people will always have a chip on their shoulder it seems.

Now lets all stop being sexist and welcome it for when it happens one day
So, not wanting a female Doctor makes one sexist? That's not a generalization at all...
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Old 27-04-2013, 18:26
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I see people say "oh, we need more strong females on TV" all the time. Females are represented perfectly well, just as well as males. There are strong female leading characters on TV. Some people will always have a chip on their shoulder it seems.



So, not wanting a female Doctor makes one sexist? That's not a generalization at all...
Would you call me racist if i said i didn't want a black doctor
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Old 27-04-2013, 18:29
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Would you call me racist if i said i didn't want a black doctor
Only if it was because you disliked black people. If not, of course I wouldn't.

I don't dislike women, I just think a female Doctor would make the show feel like one of the many parodies on the subject.

As I said, it's just a generalization, and rather lazy, to suggest anybody against a female Doctor is sexist.
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Old 27-04-2013, 18:29
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As long as the acting and scripts are still good, I'd watch
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Old 27-04-2013, 18:44
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*facepalm*
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:08
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There's no actual need for it to be honest and we do get strong, well written female characters for the most part.
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:10
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As long as it's Joanna Lumley not a damn thing.
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:21
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because then it would be

Nurse who?
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:23
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because then it would be

Nurse who?
Female's can be Doctor's too you know
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:26
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Female's can be Doctor's too you know
Yes, they can but the Doctor is a male character.
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:41
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Nothing in principle as long as it wasn't just because it would be a female doctor and not a ploy to boost ratings. Everything else would still have to be there, the novelty would wear off soon enough.

Plus you don't need a female doctor to have a strong female lead. While maybe not the main character, the companion well written can show just that.
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:58
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Whoever said would you call me racist if I didn't want a black?

I would say yes that's racist
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:06
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I really don't see the problem, as long as they're a good actor who cares if they have a vagina and female breasts instead of a penis? As long as they can carry off the air of mystery and the wisened-yet-playful character of the Doctor, I really do not see the problem.

The Doctor isn't a "male character", The Doctor just happens to have been played by male actors before. Yeah, his original gender may have been male, but it's been shown that Time Lords can swap genders, and really who cares as long as it's acted well

I don't see why anyone has a problem with someone changing their gender in a show

Transsexuals were originally one gender who changed into another - even though they were known by people who knew them for years, does that mean that it'd be wrong for them to change too?
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:09
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I still think it should be Joanna Lumley. Imagine her meeting River.

River: Sweetie
Doctor: Darling
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:37
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Whoever said would you call me racist if I didn't want a black?

I would say yes that's racist
No its not, saying. Same as saying you don`t want an Irish Doctor or English Doctor or Welsh Doctor. Being racist means being bigoted not having a preference.
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:50
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Whoever said would you call me racist if I didn't want a black?

I would say yes that's racist
I mean't nothing by that i was just responding to the person who said people who don't want a female doctor aren't sexist
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Old 27-04-2013, 21:55
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I just think that after 11 white male regenerations it wouldn't really work for him to be female/black/chinese/whatever. It would look like tokenism, unless very cleverly written (and I'm sorry to say I don't have that much confidence in the current team.)

From what we've learnt on the show he as a Timelord could regenerate as either gender, and presumably any ethnicity or nationality, but as a character he is a rather eccentric white English male. He would lose that iconic imagery if he turned into a black Australian woman, for example.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:02
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What's so bad about a female Doctor?

It goes against the canon of the show. It has always been implied that male timelords stay male, and females stay female.

The Doctor knew the Rani, she was always a woman despite regenerating
Romana was a woman despite regenerating

The Master was a man, despite regenerating
So was Borusa
and the Doctor
and Omega
and Rassilon
and Azmael
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:03
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What's so bad about a female Doctor?

It goes against the canon of the show. It has always been implied that male timelords stay male, and females stay female.

The Doctor knew the Rani, she was always a woman despite regenerating
Romana was a woman despite regenerating

The Master was a man, despite regenerating
So was Borusa
and the Doctor
and Omega
and Rassilon
and Azmael
Watch The Doctors Wife and get back to me
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:05
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What's so bad about a female Doctor?

It goes against the canon of the show. It has always been implied that male timelords stay male, and females stay female.

The Doctor knew the Rani, she was always a woman despite regenerating
Romana was a woman despite regenerating

The Master was a man, despite regenerating
So was Borusa
and the Doctor
and Omega
and Rassilon
and Azmael
Oh and The Doctor's friend The Corsair... oh, wait.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:12
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What's so bad about a female Doctor?

It goes against the canon of the show. It has always been implied that male timelords stay male, and females stay female.

The Doctor knew the Rani, she was always a woman despite regenerating
Romana was a woman despite regenerating

The Master was a man, despite regenerating
So was Borusa
and the Doctor
and Omega
and Rassilon
and Azmael
Matt Smith's Doctor had a moment after regeneration where he thought he was a woman, so it is possible.

But my feeling is that as the Doctor is a fictional character, he should continue to fit the description of the character that we all recognise.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:19
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The Doctor is a male because little boys idolise him, buy his episodes, toys, action figures and play being The Doctor is the playground. This wouldn't happen if The Doctor was a female and there - essentially - is your answer.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:50
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It would just be wrong, if you want a female dr then try to get romana a spin off
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:55
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No its not, saying. Same as saying you don`t want an Irish Doctor or English Doctor or Welsh Doctor. Being racist means being bigoted not having a preference.
I understand what racist means. If you do not want a black playing a role, they only reason you give is the colour of their skin then that is racist. I can't understand how you can consider than not to be racist.
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