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blly155
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(07-16-2017, 05:49 PM)
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brb going to watch everything she has ever been in :) only saw her in broadchurch, adult life skills, and black mirror.
louiedog
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At first I thought Moffat made The Master a woman because they weren't going to let it happen with The Doctor.

Maybe they were just establishing canon so assholes on twitter would have no reasonable place from which to argue anything and just look stupid.
rtcn63
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(07-16-2017, 05:49 PM)

Originally Posted by Wiseblade

They got a woman and it's not Olivia Coleman?! THE BEEB CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGH-it's the woman from Attack the Block? I'm okay with this.

I'm guessing she's most recognizable as the mom from the original Broadchurch (which Coleman was also in).

Horsefly
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(07-16-2017, 05:49 PM)
Was hoping for ginger
Platy
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I am just sad that she is full on blonde
Glass
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(07-16-2017, 05:49 PM)
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It's DOCTOR Who, not NURSE Who, and that is a scientific fact.

Vormund
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(07-16-2017, 05:49 PM)
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This sounds great.

The doctor should do a surprised self boob grab when he/she/it regenerates.

only slightly joking
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(07-16-2017, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by iMax

These are all false comparisons.

We're talking about a fictional alien space being here that is part of a whole-body cellular regenerative species, not a human being. There are no rules. Anything is possible, and that's why the show is so fantastic.


Yeah. They also set it up as a possibility with both Missy and that one Time Lord they showed changing gender.
blly155
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Originally Posted by louiedog

At first I thought Moffat made The Master a woman because they weren't going to let it happen with The Doctor.

Maybe they were just establishing canon so assholes on twitter would have no reasonable place from which to argue anything and just look stupid.

i've always thought that making the master a female was them testing the waters for/warming people up to a female doctor.
Bobby Roberts
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(07-16-2017, 05:50 PM)

Originally Posted by Horsefly

Was hoping for ginger

*regenerates*
*grabs hair*
"How am I STILL NOT A GINGER?"
Fine Ham Abounds
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I feel like she has the right look somehow. I guess that sounds silly, especially with this series, but she looks Doctor-y.

Now to just catch up on this entire past season I missed because I ditched TV.
JonathanEx
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Originally Posted by louiedog

At first I thought Moffat made The Master a woman because they weren't going to let it happen with The Doctor.

Maybe they were just establishing canon so assholes on twitter would have no reasonable place from which to argue anything and just look stupid.

Hell, this year's finale had whole bits of dialogue to establish the Doctor may have been female before, and that Timelords really don't give a shit about gender in the way humans do.
Spork4000
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Originally Posted by louiedog

At first I thought Moffat made The Master a woman because they weren't going to let it happen with The Doctor.

Maybe they were just establishing canon so assholes on twitter would have no reasonable place from which to argue anything and just look stupid.

The second was my take away from the first time we saw the female master, classic plant and payoff. The next doctor was always going to be a woman, so now it's time to drink the tears.
DiipuSurotu
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(07-16-2017, 05:51 PM)
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YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Nicky Ali
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I guess my dreams of seeing a non-white Doctor will have to wait :(
autumnleaf
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Originally Posted by Vormund

This sounds great.

The doctor should do a surprised self boob grab when he/she/it regenerates.

only slightly joking

I think that's an absolute certainty.
slider
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Only seen her in Broadchurch and, based on that limited exposure, thought she was a bit parochial. But seeing as I don't even watch Dr Who wishing her lots and lots of luck. Know there'll inevitably be haters using phrases like "parochial".
Mariolee
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

*regenerates*
*grabs hair*
"How am I STILL NOT A GINGER?"

A person brought this up in the other thread and it would be the PERFECT way to have her regenerate. Dreading if they do the whole "feels boobs in surprise with terrified face" schtick.
Phamit
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(07-16-2017, 05:51 PM)
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Do we know when the regeneration takes place?
Wiseblade
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Originally Posted by rtcn63

I'm guessing she's most recognizable as the mom from the original Broadchurch (which Coleman was also in).

...I didn't actually watch Broadchurch...
Plum
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Glass

They're Time LORDS, not Time LADIES, and that is a scientific fact.

FTFY. You should feel ashamed for missing that tbh.
jwk94
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
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This has me so excited. The outfits better be on point. I want to see dresses, suits, short hair, and long hair if she stays for more than a season. I want it all!
Alcotholic
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
I don't watch the show, but my GF is a massive fan. From my understanding, the doctor's role passes on and changes form. So it would make sense for the role to change genders. It wouldn't make sense to keep it as a guy, because the gender literally doesn't matter.
Dangansona
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
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So this is canonically possible in Dr. Who? I am not very exposed to the series. Thats pretty cool.
rtcn63
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)

Originally Posted by Wiseblade

...I didn't actually watch Broadchurch...

It's... cheese, but popular cheese. Also by Chibnall, I think. Not a big fan but watchable. Skip the second season, not good.

beril
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
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I hope this means we get a hot young hunky male companion
Bronx-Man
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
Technically, we already had an asian Batman.
Monado Blade
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Originally Posted by Einchy



lolol

[edit]


Asian..BATMAN!?

I wouldn't mind an Asian Batman!

On topic though, I loved Jodie Whittaker in Broadchurch, and I hope I'll love her as the new Doctor too.
blly155
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Originally Posted by jwk94

This has me so excited. The outfits better be on point. I want to see dresses, suits, short hair, and long hair if she stays for more than a season. I want it all!

same! i can't wait to see all the dresses and hair styles she has. they better give her plenty of them.
Sheroking
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(07-16-2017, 05:52 PM)
If nothing else, we learned that when the odds all of the sudden shift to someone two days out.. it's always going to be that person.
Proteus
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Originally Posted by Dangansona

So this is canonically possible in Dr. Who? I am not very exposed to the series. Thats pretty cool.

Yes.
Angelus Errare
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(07-16-2017, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wiseblade

They got a woman and it's not Olivia Coleman?! THE BEEB CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGH-it's the woman from Attack the Block? I'm okay with this.

Oh damn, you're right
Catvoca
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(07-16-2017, 05:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Mariolee

A person brought this up in the other thread and it would be the PERFECT way to have her regenerate. Dreading if they do the whole "feels boobs in surprise with terrified face" schtick.

Oh God, they're totally going to do that aren't they?
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Originally Posted by Crab

It'll be interesting to see what they do with Doctor's gender rather than outwards sex characteristics. Will he necessarily switch to using 'she' - he has a had a male identity for thousands of years, after all. Then again, I'm not sure they'd experiment with something that complicated and potentially controversial.

Missy was hopefully a preview as to how Time Lords deal with that sort of thing.
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Originally Posted by Bronx-Man

Technically, we already had an asian Batman.

CFC tweet on life support
Kinsei
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(07-16-2017, 05:53 PM)
She's a good choice.

Originally Posted by Dangansona

So this is canonically possible in Dr. Who? I am not very exposed to the series. Thats pretty cool.

Yes. There's been instances of Time Lords (the species that The Doctor belongs to) changing race and gender while regenerating in the past.
JonathanEx
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(07-16-2017, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dangansona

So this is canonically possible in Dr. Who? I am not very exposed to the series. Thats pretty cool.

Yes. We haven't had a female one yet, but they've been doing a lot of groundwork to establish this is possible. And it's the sort of show that'll wobble with its canon for the sake of whatever they want to do regardless.
Hot Coldman
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Originally Posted by Dangansona

So this is canonically possible in Dr. Who? I am not very exposed to the series. Thats pretty cool.

The Master, an evil Time Lord, became a woman (Missy) when that character returned in Series 8. Also the Doctor shot a Time Lord general and he went from wrinkly old guy to black woman.
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Originally Posted by JoeM86

My only concern is the possible social connotations and response should the 14th, or subsequent Doctors be male. It could get messy.

Social attitudes and response how they are right now, I just don't see the return to a male actor after her for a while.

Now that we broke the boundaries I would like next one to be a woman also, to see another female doctor take, and then a man to change a little bit again.
Maybe a non white man/woman would be cool in the future also
jwk94
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Originally Posted by blly155

same! i can't wait to see all the dresses and hair styles she has. they better give her plenty of them.

Yep! If you're gonna go with a female doctor, don't hold back. Now if we could get a male companion, I'd probably fall out of my chair.
DeviantBoi
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(07-16-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Now get Tom Felton to be the new companion. I think he's done with his stint on The Flash.
Phamit
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Originally Posted by Dangansona

So this is canonically possible in Dr. Who? I am not very exposed to the series. Thats pretty cool.

yes, it was already shown in a previous special
Chained Prometheus
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

*regenerates*
*grabs hair*
"How am I STILL NOT A GINGER?"

At this point, I almost don't want the Doctor to ever be a ginger. Or, if they do, it's at a point where the Doctor literally doesn't care anymore.

Go with an unexpected route in how to payoff that joke.
Ash735
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Not happy with the choice.

Not because she's a woman, because she's not black.
funkystudent
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Originally Posted by louiedog

At first I thought Moffat made The Master a woman because they weren't going to let it happen with The Doctor.

Maybe they were just establishing canon so assholes on twitter would have no reasonable place from which to argue anything and just look stupid.

If I remember correctly a few women where in the short list for 12 but they went with Capaldi and TBH I cant blame them. You dont get a actor of that caliber, who was also a life long fan often so yeah.

But Moffat was making it clear as day during the Capaldi run that Timelords can regenerate into different genders with the Master and that one timelord during Hell Bent.


If Moffat's crusty ass stuck around longer I could have seen 13 still being a women. It seemed increasingly the direction the BBC wanted to go.
WhateverItTakes
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(07-16-2017, 05:55 PM)

Originally Posted by Catvoca

Oh God, they're totally going to do that aren't they?

Quick, stop the new writers from watching any sort of anime.

But for real it's overdone. Suppose I wouldn't hate it but it'd be cool if they didn't.
jwk94
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Originally Posted by JonathanEx

Yes. We haven't had a female one yet, but they've been doing a lot of groundwork to establish this is possible. And it's the sort of show that'll wobble with its canon for the sake of whatever they want to do regardless.

There was that time Mr. Bean regenerated into a woman =P
blly155
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Yep! If you're gonna go with a female doctor, don't hold back. Now if we could get a male companion, I'd probably fall out of my chair.

i was wondering how they'd go about that. we've always got young females. apart from the odd males here and there such as jack, rory, danny, nardole.

we need a full time male companion now :)
Wiseblade
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I hope after a good long 5 year run, she regenerates into Richard Ayoade. The tears will be delicious.
rSpooky
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(07-16-2017, 05:56 PM)
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I would lie if I said I was not disappointed in the direction. Not that I have a valid reason beyond it has always been this way. It just feels little forced to me. That said I was not liking the Capaldi series much anyway so perhaps the writing will pick up . I will give it a shot. My daughters are happy at least. lol

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