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I didn't realise The Last Leg was [back] on!! I thought it had finished for the summer.

But huzzah, it's here to offer its own inimitable perspective on a female Doctor:



I have a ton of links & stuff re. the new Doctor, but tbh I'm not sure anything is gained by sharing it? Like, first of all I'll be preaching to the choir (I presume and hope), and secondly, I'm happy just being excited.

However I did want to share the icon I made. Owls (I think, or maybe it was Proton) pointed out how Thirteen's happy face upon seeing the TARDIS was just like Eleven's. So I made this. Feel free to snag. :)

Also, this Guardian article offers a lot of good insights. The thing is, you can't play the Doctor without BEING the Doctor, and Jodie certainly seems perfect:

1. The gift of the gab: “She’s fearless, that’s the thing. And when she decides she wants a job – and she’s quite selective about what she wants to do – she goes into a room and convinces them that they have to have her.”

2. The personality: At school, she has confessed, she didn’t have much interest in academic subjects, but was an unfailing show-off. “I was the attention-seeking child in class who needed everyone to look at meeee!”

:D :D :D

ETA: It's a funny thing though, the people who are 'not sexist, they just don't want a female Doctor' (a lot of them, sadly, being women). Or who just 'don't think it's the right time'. (Which, seriously? It's good the Suffragettes and those fighting for say, Civil Rights & Gay Marriage didn't take that stance.) The best way to change things is to just go ahead and change things. Nothing happens in a vacuum. People have been talking about a female Doctor since... the 80s? Moffat introduced one in 1999. And she was brilliant.

Also, I still remember how cross everyone was about Matt Smith, because he was too young and had no eyebrows.


(Re. meta on The Doctor Falls... um, I have started. Honest. Life is just being very busy.)

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Date: 30 July 2017 12:57 am (UTC)
owlboy: (DW - Rock on)
From: [personal profile] owlboy
Scream of the Shalka is still canon. I won't hear otherwise.

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Date: 30 July 2017 01:01 am (UTC)
kerkevik_2014: (Smokin' Tuxy)
From: [personal profile] kerkevik_2014
So totally agree! Also the story where we get the first black companion (played by Liz "basically I'm the Bloody Queen" 10 :-) )

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Date: 30 July 2017 07:07 am (UTC)
owlboy: (DW - Delgado mwahaha)
From: [personal profile] owlboy
It does when it says that the Doctor's answering machine message is him giggling like a schoolgirl and making out with the Master.

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Date: 30 July 2017 10:44 am (UTC)
kerkevik_2014: (I Can't Believe It's Not Canon!)
From: [personal profile] kerkevik_2014
RTD seemed to think so, but I agree; and not just because, as I think I said to you once, he's good, but if someone else has done a version of something he's done it's invariably much, much better; as per example the US version of Queer as Folk, which is arguably the best thing RTD ever created.

But Scream of the Shalka was intended to be a canon revival from the BBC's perspective (and the people in charge of Doctor Who), until the TV reboot came along. Rather like Trek and Star Wars the idea of canon seems increasingly futile and ridiculous (Buffy too now i think of it).

We've had so many different versions of who has been running Humanity's history you can imagine committee meetings with everyone trying to discern what the hell The Silence are meaning with their enigmatic stares this time :-)

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