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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
COMMENT ON CONTROVERSY...
My previous post had a lot of good comments, but one
that I thought cut right to the heart of the matter in a simple,
matter-of-fact way was the one below by Dave S. I thought
it deserved a spot of its own, so here it is.
I'm also disappointed that we've been given a female Doctor
apparently in the
name of political correctness. To me, the charac-
ter that I've been watching and
reading about since at least 1980 is a
male, and I feel it will be difficult for
me to adjust to a female playing
the role. If anyone wants to label me a sexist
over that, go right
ahead, I've been called worse.
What I find remarkable
is that the views of me and people like
me are simply being dismissed as the
ramblings of old fogies or met
with hostility - one comics professional (who I
don't believe I've heard
of) can post on Twitter that anyone who doesn't like
the casting can
'STFU and don't watch it' and this is not only tolerated, but
It seems as if some people have just decided that if they shout
louder than others, then their opinions become the default correct
that everyone else should either adhere to or be dis-
missed and abused.
do not want a female Doctor. Should anyone want
to take that personally and
abuse me for it, go ahead.
Someone in the Daily Mail comments section
made the point
that this casting is like Jackie Chan playing Poirot. It reeks of
stunt casting, cheap sensationalism used in lieu of actual ideas.
undecided right now whether I'll be watching the next
series. Part of me wants
to give it a try - it is after all something
that has meant a lot to me for
almost my entire life, but part of me
also thinks that the Christmas special
might be a good jumping-off
point. If I switched off just as the regeneration
scene starts, I would
have seen The Doctor in his final body, meeting his
and passing away having fought the good fight so many times.
I'm also concerned at Chris Chibnall's comments that he
to cast a female Doctor - shouldn't he be looking
for the best actor available,
irrespective of anything else? The fact
he's said that just confirms to me that
this is a gimmick, a way of