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- Because why not? Why continue having him male and not mix it u…
The next Doctor Who
Same sort of reason why you wouldn't make James Bond a female. Changes the whole characters dynamic, and thus alienates it from the majority of it's fans. Marvel did this and look where it got them.
It wouldn't be so bad for me, if it wasn't for the fact it's just an obvious attempt at diversification. The BBC had been getting slammed about their diversity in the last couple of years so they've been doing shite like this just to say 'See? We're progressive.' and the idiots fall for it everytime.
But James Bond is a human male. He isn't an alien capable of changing genders. Marvel changed the characters themselves. They saw that their characters didn't fit their agendas and they scrapped them for inferior characters for the sake of diversity. The Doctor is capable of becoming a woman. They're not changing the character, they're not rewriting lore to fit their agenda. This is the big difference.
Everything that's done is both perfectly acceptable in context of the show. Whether or not its done for the sake of diversity is completely irrelevant. What matters is that canonically it makes perfect sense.
I say, call it shit after it has aired and you can confirm that its shit. Until then, just shut up and be optimistic that the people in charge know that they're changing a very iconic character into something that they could easily fuck up and are working hard to make sure that they don't fuck it up.
Dude, it's not whether or not if the doctor can change gender, but rather if the writers are capable of writing for a female lead. The James Bond ideal is while you COULD make it your own by remaking the character as having been a woman the whole time, you'd still have to change up key details because writing a female lead is different to writing a male lead.
As it stands, here's how I see it: the BBC are both pushing for more diversity in their broadcasting area and are milking the Doctor Who cow for what it's worth, so they decide 'Hey, lets try making the doctor a woman, people will flock to witness this.' And so they do, especially since the news of it was BIG, like an actual announcement after an important tennis match watched by most of the UK, then putting it on the news afterwards.
As I view it, I didn't like the last season of the doctor because the plots bored me, the writing sucked, so when they make a massive announcement like this that's obviously made to garner attention, I don't hold much faith that it will be handled right.
Well, I'm currently in the process of watching the last season. Only about half way though. So far, while not my favourite season, I can't call it bad.
The thing I'm saying is, give them a chance. They're taking a big risk here. If they were just pushing for diversity, they'd just make the next sidekick even more "diverse". This is a MASSIVE push and they know that if they don't make it perfect, they've fucked it up.
I can't say that I have faith that it will be an amazing season, and chances are this is going to be a Doctor that lasts a single season before kicked out, but I can say that saying that it will be shit just because they're pushing for diversity before you can actually confirm whether or not its shit is just a stupid thing to do.
They've mentioned that time lords can change gender since Matt Smiths era, so it's been canon for a while (2011 I think), which predates most of the SJW movement. Additional, the genderbend they did for the master turned out really well imo, so I'm interested to see how this plays out
It's not about where it turned up in canon, it's about general timing of it and how it's being handled.
Basicly, in the last year or so, LBGT community has been getting a lot of public support in Britain to the point that I literally cannot watch TV more than 5 minutes before the old rainbow flag appears somewhere. Same as religion, I have nothing against it, I just don't like it being shoved down my throat every minute I'm awake.
Media has basicly taken a decent human rights movement and just gone all out to milk it for cash as best as they can, and the community are falling for it big time.
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