The Vengeful Tokenism Behind the Current Doctor Who Series

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The Vengeful Tokenism Behind the Current Doctor Who Series

I was wan­der­ing though the net last week and came upon this youtube pod­cast con­cern­ing Doc­tor Who by a fel­low with a rather large fol­low­ing who I’d never heard of.



There are a lot of good points here but there is some­thing he said in par­tic­u­lar that hit me because he repeated one I made a few years ago:

If you want a “woman” doc­tor why not give a series to Romana, or Jenny (the Doctor’s Daugh­ter) or Susan (The Doctor’s Grand­daugh­ter)? Why not take a female Time Lord inspired by the Doc­tor, and have her go off to do what the Doc­tor Does? You could even have Cather­ine Tate thanks to the Meta Cri­sis (The Doc­tor Donna) do it and regen­er­ate. Hell you could Bring back River Song, give her a new regen­er­a­tion and let her do it. Want a hero for young girls, let that hero be a woman from start to fin­ish, some­one they can dream like being with­out an expen­sive oper­a­tion. Let the “female” doc­tor be a woman right from the start and show that she can carry a series on her own and a TARDIS on her own, granted you have some of the same prob­lems that I’ve already men­tioned above, but with a dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter and a dif­fer­ent back story you have the flex­i­bil­ity that you don’t have with the Doctor.


Why The Doc­tor should not be Tilda Swin­ton (or any woman for that mat­ter) 2÷20÷17

There could have been a Romana Series, there could have been a Jenny Series, there even could have been a Mas­ter series star­ing Michelle Gomez (although given the end of her last appear­ance that would have been tricky). All of these would have been an exam­ple of rais­ing a female hero who could be an inspi­ra­tion to young girls and achieve the “diver­sity” they they want.

But if they insisted they wanted that female to be the Doc­tor but that could have been done with­out chang­ing the series. They could have played alter­na­tive universe/​alternative time­line Doc­tor as sug­gested in the video above. I can’t believe didn’t even think of it myself which. The flex­i­bil­ity there would have been end­less. You could pickup such a Doc­tor in the 3rd or 4th regen­er­a­tion and thus have the flex­i­bil­ity to have a big A list actress as a pre­vi­ous incar­na­tion of said Doc­tor. The pos­si­bil­i­ties would have been end­less, with the right writ­ers it would have been incred­i­ble (in fact with Michelle Gomez in such a role it would have been required watch­ing) and I sus­pect I WOULD HAVE FOL­LOWED IT religiously.

This is a point that doesn’t get made enough. The BBC, Chris Chib­nall and Jodie Whitaker were not about rais­ing up or empow­er­ing women. It wasn’t about bring­ing a dif­fer­ent dimen­sion to the char­ac­ter of the Doc­tor or inspir­ing young girls they were about sig­nal­ing their own virtue. And Jodie Whitaker is the will­ing token to sig­nal that virtue and more.

Don’t believe me? Lis­ten to the quotes from Jodie Whitaker in that video, this was about revenge on per­ceived slights, it was about show­ing how much bet­ter the folks at the BBC were com­pared to their igno­rant fan­base, a fan­base they despise, a fan­base each of them believe they are bet­ter than and because the BBC is a social­ist, not a cap­i­tal­ist insti­tu­tion funded by manda­tory taxes, they can do it with impunity.

The result? So much of that “igno­rant” fan­base has walked away that there is no series in 2019. Doc­tor Who is bro­ken and iron­i­cally thanks to their desire to virtue sig­nal it will be the first female doc­tor that is respon­si­ble for it.

But I sus­pect that fact might be a fea­ture rather than a bug to those who lothe the West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion that has made them rich and com­fort­able. The truth is the last sea­son of Doc­tor Who for all their grand pro­nounce­ments was about destroy­ing not build­ing. It wasn’t about inspi­ra­tion, it was about vengeance!



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I was wandering though the net last week and came upon this youtube podcast concerning Doctor Who by a fellow with a rather large following who I’d never heard of.

There are a lot of good points here but there is something he said in particular that hit me because he repeated one I made a few years ago:

If you want a “woman” doctor why not give a series to Romana, or Jenny (the Doctor’s Daughter) or Susan (The Doctor’s Granddaughter)? Why not take a female Time Lord inspired by the Doctor, and have her go off to do what the Doctor Does? You could even have Catherine Tate thanks to the Meta Crisis (The Doctor Donna) do it and regenerate. Hell you could Bring back River Song, give her a new regeneration and let her do it. Want a hero for young girls, let that hero be a woman from start to finish, someone they can dream like being without an expensive operation. Let the “female” doctor be a woman right from the start and show that she can carry a series on her own and a TARDIS on her own, granted you have some of the same problems that I’ve already mentioned above, but with a different character and a different back story you have the flexibility that you don’t have with the Doctor.


Why The Doctor should not be Tilda Swinton (or any woman for that matter) 2/20/17

There could have been a Romana Series, there could have been a Jenny Series, there even could have been a Master series staring Michelle Gomez (although given the end of her last appearance that would have been tricky). All of these would have been an example of raising a female hero who could be an inspiration to young girls and achieve the “diversity” they they want.

But if they insisted they wanted that female to be the Doctor but that could have been done without changing the series. They could have played alternative universe/alternative timeline Doctor as suggested in the video above. I can’t believe didn’t even think of it myself which. The flexibility there would have been endless. You could pickup such a Doctor in the 3rd or 4th regeneration and thus have the flexibility to have a big A list actress as a previous incarnation of said Doctor. The possibilities would have been endless, with the right writers it would have been incredible (in fact with Michelle Gomez in such a role it would have been required watching) and I suspect I WOULD HAVE FOLLOWED IT religiously.

This is a point that doesn’t get made enough. The BBC, Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whitaker were not about raising up or empowering women. It wasn’t about bringing a different dimension to the character of the Doctor or inspiring young girls they were about signaling their own virtue. And Jodie Whitaker is the willing token to signal that virtue and more.

Don’t believe me? Listen to the quotes from Jodie Whitaker in that video, this was about revenge on perceived slights, it was about showing how much better the folks at the BBC were compared to their ignorant fanbase, a fanbase they despise, a fanbase each of them believe they are better than and because the BBC is a socialist, not a capitalist institution funded by mandatory taxes, they can do it with impunity.

The result? So much of that “ignorant” fanbase has walked away that there is no series in 2019. Doctor Who is broken and ironically thanks to their desire to virtue signal it will be the first female doctor that is responsible for it.

But I suspect that fact might be a feature rather than a bug to those who lothe the Western Civilization that has made them rich and comfortable. The truth is the last season of Doctor Who for all their grand pronouncements was about destroying not building. It wasn’t about inspiration, it was about vengeance!


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