Sunday, July 16, 2017

DOCTOR WHO Changes Gender


It's been announced that the upcoming season of Doctor Who, the good Doctor will be portrayed by actress Jodie Whittaker. And in case you missed the obvious, yes, Dr. Who will be a woman, for the first time, in the longest running sci-fi series on TV.

Now that's one hell of a daring, brave change up and it's about time too.


In caes you didn't know, the Doctor Who franchise is historically the longest running sci-fi show on television. It's been on the air since 1963, albeit, with a few big breaks, but technically, it's still on, and it keeps going these days.

The big TV season break took place between 1989 and 2005, but it's going strong today.

For me, this show is the weirdest show. I really don't like it because the beginning of most episodes feel ecclectic to me, but the events in the opening always end up drawing me in, then I have to see how it unfolds! LOL.

But this was also under the eye of Steven Moffat, but he's stepped back and now there's a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch). So the feel of the show may change. As it is, the new star, Whittaker, is rejoining working with Chibnall, since she was also in Broadchurch. (I gotta check out Broadchurch, don't I?)


It will be very interesting how they translate the first woman Doctor Who into the new season. That, and we'll see how fans react. When Matt Smith took over, the fans had a canary about it, but then, they loved him.

The other thing I'll be wondering, is how long this new Doctor will last. No one ever seems to last in the role for too long. Maybe Jodie will last longer. Maybe.


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