I waited eagerly to see who would win Wimbledon. I love tennis and it is on mybucket list to go to Wimbledon one day. But the main reason I wanted the win to hurry was because I wanted to know who the next Who is. Roger Federer walked along being congratulated by all (well done by the way, a well deserved win!) but did he know know the whole geek kingdom was waiting with baited breath?! Finally Sue Barker announced it was time!
Here it is if you haven’t seen it!
So 30 seconds in, we are still none the wiser. It is impossible to tell from the walk or the shoes or the hand. As soon as we saw the eye, I knew there would be a big upset, politicising and angst erupting across social media. Definitely mascara.
It’s a girl!
No wait, that’s for a baby gender reveal…
It’s a female actor.
The simple truth is I don’t care about the gender of Doctor Who. I am horrified at the people saying they will abandon the programme just because it has a female lead. I am equally disgusted at those crowing about the triumph of feminism at the expense of men.
In the year 2017, are we seriously arguing amongst ourselves about equality in this way?
Feminism wants equality between the sexes, maybe it isn’t even right that it is called feminism any more. Equalism, perhaps?
Jodie Whittaker is a fine actor. I hope she got the job based on merit and her excellent acting skills rather than the content of her pants and her XX chromosomes. The idea of a Time Lady has already been introduced in the form of Michelle Gomez who was truly spectacular as Missy.
Change is inevitable. In Doctor Who and all other aspects of life. We have to accept it and learn to live with it. But my heart still wishes Kris Marshall had been the new Who…
The pressure on Doctor Who will be huge. Every doctor is unique, that is the joy of the programme. Whilst I love the rebooted version (2005-today), my own Doctor Who is Sylvester McCoy.
I remember watching the show as a 7 year old and being terrified and fascinated. I can’t imagine watching it with my own children as it is much more scary and realistic thanks to advances in technology and our own demand to be entertained. I confess I almost didn’t watch this series as I had found it increasingly difficult to follow the explanations in the Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi eras. This last series was sooooo much better!
Good luck Jodie and the rest of the Doctor Who team, I can’t wait for the Christmas episode!