NOTE: I’ll get to the events of today when I have processed them. Don’t rush me.
Now that I’ve had time to process it, let me give my thoughts on Doctor Who. When I first heard about the 13th Doctor, and saw Jodie Whittaker, my first thought was this:
“Oh. She’s pretty.”
Of course, I’ve been trained to judge a woman’s looks first. But my second thought was this:
“Cool. I have no problem with this.”
Honestly, I don’t. I don’t understand why many men do, though. Maybe it’s the whole “we can’t be distracted by our emotions” thing? I’m not going to go into it.
I started thinking: what if the show runners were grooming its audience for her in the last seasons? That would explain the existence of Missy, the villainous Master’s current form. To know that Time Lords are not gender-locked, nor race-locked (citing the Doctor’s wife, River Song), can lead to more varied casting choices.
Some thoughts I think we need to address:
“But the Doctor has always been a man!”
Yes, previously, but have the Time Lords always been locked into one gender? I have just addressed the issue! Besides, where in the TARDIS do you need a penis to operate it? (Talk about your FCC violation.) River Song knew how to run it.
“But what if the actress gets pregnant?”
How about the Doctor getting pregnant, then? After all, the Doctor does have a granddaughter, which means he/she has a child in his/her future. I’d write it into the script.
Please, let me know other questions to address. I’d like to talk about the 13th Doctor with you.