1 reason Jodie Whittaker is perfect as the New Doctor—
“My Successor? It could even be a Woman. There’s no reason why The Doctor should always be a Man”
Tom Baker on his ‘retirement’ from the role of Doctor Who.
(Quoted from Regeneration- The Mystery of Ages. The Time Travellers Guide by Peter Haining. 1987. (1995 edition))
Yes I know I have used that quote before, but it seems some people just don’t get it. It has finally happened. Speculated on in the tabloid papers and online for years and parodied in the Red Nose day sketch ‘Curse of the fatal death’ in which Joanna Lumley featured, Moffat has been paving for the way for it for the last few years, with the mention of The Corsair being a ‘bad girl’ to the General regenerating onscreen into the female general and the appearance of Missy.
There are probably a whole host of reasons I could make a list of, 10 or 5 are the most popular way of doing it, but really, there is ONE good, solid reason why –
This is a far cry from the first thing I saw her in- attack the block, which was rubbish, and here’s my review of it-
Anyway, I posted the video I made shortly after the announcement of Jodie Whittaker being cast as the new Doctor.
I didn’t want to get into the whole argument of whether it’s a good move, but you know it is really, so just accept it.
As I said before- Regeneration 101 will go into the whole mechanics of how a sex-change Regeneration works, and there has been precedent, not just over the last couple of years but in the classic series too. Tom Baker himself said why not, and there’s even been a XenoRegeneration (Species-change) I’m also going to explain why the numbering is wrong (15th not 13th!) and get into that as well, oh joy!
But for now, just enjoy my video and the hints of what’s to come in both Doctor Who and Infinite Whoniverses series 5- now rescheduled for Easter 2018!
And watch Broadchurch!