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 Posted:   Jan 27, 2019 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

You don't say....

Well I was half expecting a rush of votes from angry 'pro-Jodie' fans, because there are many of them, just to make a point to the 'no female Doctor' fans. It really would not have surprised me.

Some cracking photos taken at this weekend's Science Of The Time Lords event in Leicester:

https://twitter.com/tardis_monkey/status/1089233685881208832
I've never seen an Aggedor costume at these events!

https://twitter.com/PickyMartyn/status/1089193149501722624
They start them young!

https://twitter.com/TheGrantPerkins/status/1089193551857106945
McGann photobomb

https://twitter.com/drtatianaporto5/status/1089606450329067520
You can't spend your life staring into your phone!

https://twitter.com/casey97a/status/1089576551019175938
Yaz's Mum joins the con circuit

First prize goes to
https://twitter.com/tardis_monkey/status/1089201653344075776

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

It's pretty amazing that we have such an opposite reaction to this, Paul. I think Chibnall's writing this season is much better than most anything in the Moffat era (but obviously not on Davies level). I also think Jodie Whitaker is much better than, say, Matt Smith, who I never cared for. I'm fairly optimistic of the direction it's heading in, although we now have to wait more than a year for the next episode.

If your opinions were prefaced with a Boolean "NOT" they would agree with mine.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2019 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

You don't say....

Well I was half expecting a rush of votes from angry 'pro-Jodie' fans, because there are many of them, just to make a point to the 'no female Doctor' fans. It really would not have surprised me.

Some cracking photos taken at this weekend's Science Of The Time Lords event in Leicester:

https://twitter.com/tardis_monkey/status/1089233685881208832
I've never seen an Aggedor costume at these events!

https://twitter.com/PickyMartyn/status/1089193149501722624
They start them young!

https://twitter.com/TheGrantPerkins/status/1089193551857106945
McGann photobomb

https://twitter.com/drtatianaporto5/status/1089606450329067520
You can't spend your life staring into your phone!

https://twitter.com/casey97a/status/1089576551019175938
Yaz's Mum joins the con circuit

First prize goes to
https://twitter.com/tardis_monkey/status/1089201653344075776


It is mildly surprising that those female fans of a female Doctor aren't exactly voting in their, what? dozens? Because I did expect exactly as you say. Seems there aren't that many compared with those who voted for the first four New Series Doctors.

I knew Capaldi wasn't the most popular choice so wasn't TOO surprised he never got a gong. Though I put as much of that down to Moffat's handling of the show and the constantly shifting slot as much as the less popular older Doctor (which I was fine with until they made him fit what I see as the New Series template for the character, which was for me going against his original stance of not "doing what David and Matt did").

On your point Thor, I agree that the break from overly complicated - how clever am I - type 'timey-wimey' nonsense (great in small doses but ended up in overkill mode) is welcome. Sadly I feel Chibnall's move is too far over the other side, ending up in dull stories, with little or no threat. The idea of lessening the leadership role of The Doctor making her just one of the gang takes away the lead character's appeal. As for Matt, sorry mate but I do disagree here as I thought he tapped into a very 'traditional' essence of the character despite his years - and beyond the Troughtonesque bow tie.

The larger cast hasn't worked as one in particular - Yaz - has been almost ignored. Annoying to me as surely the point of having a police officer in the mix could result in a well organised level headed person to rely on. All the talk about 'diverse casting' was so pointless. We've been perfectly happy with diverse casting since day one without such underlining - most female companions since 2005 have had black partners and one of the most popular characters in the first four years was gay/ominsexual. So nothing new except to make us aware that there's an exercise in box ticking going on. In fact what we've ended up with is the white middle aged male, Bradley Walsh, being best written for anyway!

But yes, great photos. The Ice Warrior is wonderful, and beats the 'real' thing in the last few years hands - or is that clamps/claws - down!

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2019 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Some more bits and pieces from the Whoniverse lately. Lots of interesting stuff coming out of David Tennant's new podcast series, in particular.

Whoopi Goldberg asked to be the first female Doctor Who
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47128578

David Tennant had therapy over Doctor Who fame
https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/tv/news/david-tennant-therapy-doctor-who-fame-1183428.html

Jodie Whittaker was asked to have her 'frown line' removed
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-reveals-battles-to-make-it-as-actor-37806560.html

Democrat Stacey Abrams is a big Doctor Who fan
https://www.ajc.com/entertainment/brilliant-stacey-abrams-doctor-who-fan-and-twitter-aflutter/BDlv3p9ESDJbbFI8wVvemL/

Two Palm Springs residents are upset about airplane noise:
https://www.kesq.com/news/palm-springs-homeowners-complain-about-flight-patterns-of-planes-taking-off-from-psp/1002496689

And Peter Purves celebrated his 80th birthday last week.

 
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