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It's strange, but in my head, the next Doctor is female. Like, that's the default. I have to remind myself that the BBC will probably 'play it safe' and go for yet another straight, white male. Possibly a POC if they're feeling adventurous (nothing against that btw. A POC Doctor would be GREAT), but it'd just be so brilliant if we got a female Doctor. Partly because of the sheer number of comments I've seen, saying 'I'm not sexist, but the Doctor should be male.' Usually followed by 'the show wouldn't work with a woman'.

(If anyone wants to argue with me, I tagged a few posts on Tumblr re why a female Doctor would be good - especially for boys: #female doctor. Please read those first. If your opinion is just a personal preference, well, no need to argue with me.)

Everyone else - those are very good posts, you should read them! :)

More than that though, let me quote Moffat on the subject:
Moffat: "I don’t know why I’m the one who gets the grief for this. I’m the one who put the dialogue into the show to say it can happen. Do you know how it will happen? It will not happen that somebody sits down and says “we must turn the Doctor into a woman”. That is not how you cast the Doctor. A person will pop into the showrunner’s head and they’ll think: “Oh, my God, what if it was that person?” And when that person is a woman, that’s the day it will happen."

And the thing is, the person people are excited about is:


And dammit, I am too. Like, stupidly so. She'd be a FANTASTIC Doctor.

Apparently she is currently filing for the new Han Solo movie, but seriously. Phoebe Waller-Bridge. (AND she was on Braodchurch!) My beloved Fleabag. (Also it'd be hilarious if she was cast. Remember Capaldi and Malcolm Tucker and All The Swearing? Phoebe is worse in Fleabag. *g*) Seriously though, she is funny, whimsical and a fantastic actress. Fleabag is a master class in how to portray someone coping with grief by being outrageous/pretending things are fine.

So there. I'll probably be disappointed.

But hey ho. We can only hope...


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