Post by The Last Doctor Post by The Last Doctor
So ... Jodie Whittaker. Interesting choice. Wonder if Kris Marshall will be
her first companion?
Time for those "lod boos" Dave!
Ag! Finally going to stop watching something you hate just so you can hate
on it? Or will you carry on watching and hating?
Casting a woman to play the title role is the last gasp of desperation
of a series already on life support after Moffat drove it into the
ground head first.
Who are they going to get to play the screaming companion asking all the
stupid questions? A man? Do they seriously think male viewers will keep
watching? Do they seriously think female viewers will fancy a female Doctor?
This gimmick won't last more than 5 minutes.
It's already lost them an entire generation of boys below the age of
puberty who won't watch it because there isn't a male lead.
The only way it could work is if the male companion is made to be the
real hero of the show, saving the Doctor on every occasion, and then you
would have the question, why is a man traveling in the TARDIS with an
older woman who isn't his mother? If they're not portrayed as being in a
relationship it won't have any credibility whatsoever and no one will
watch. A female Doctor and a female companion is out of the question;
half the audience will be gone in an instant. A female Doctor and a male
and a female companion will be a menage a trios!
Facebook is already in uproar!
For the sake of the series let's hope this is just a bad practical joke
and Jodie Whittaker is actually there to give the key to the TARDIS to
the real 13th Doctor. I almost thought it was Joanna Lumley reenacting
her role from the end of The Curse of Fatal Death!