Doctor Who: The woman who fell to Earth

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    So we got our first full episode with Jody Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

    I thought the story was mostly okay. It had most of the elements you would expect in an episode that introduced a new Doctor and new companions - three of them this time. Whittaker played the role pretty well.

    Not a whole lot was made of the fact that the Doctor is a woman now...

    That new costume! Ugh. But I've seen worse.

    Anyone else watch it?
     
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    Who?
     
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    Tried to, DISH receiver went out.

    Hoping for a rerun after I get replacement
     
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    i dont know if i can handle a 2,000 year old guy trapped in a womans body...
     
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    So the 2000 year old guy in the magic time-travelling box is okay, but turn him into a chick and that's a bridge too far?
     
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    yea joe it is....i grew up DC,Marvel and Gold Key Comics and i just cant stand it when someone gets to take over a character that has been around a while and changes the character because because THEY never liked this or that about the character,so they change it to what they want the character to be....the Doctor is now a 2,000 year old MALE now trapped in a female body.....so i guess this season should be very humorous.....
     
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    Two points here, Harry. First, comic book characters change all the time. Batman went from a ruthless killer to a campy clown to an angst filled hero over his 80 year history. Wonder woman went from this campy BDSM character to a feminist icon.

    Change is kind of a key part of Doctor Who. It has been since Patrick Troughton decided that HIS version of the Doctor was going to be totally different than William Hartnell's.

    All that said, the first episode was kind of standard. It had all the elements you normally find in a post-regeneration episode. Doctor is out of it when there is a threat to Earth or the Universe, his companions try to figure out what is going on while she makes a recovery. Then the Doctor recovers just in time to defeat the threat. Somewhere in there she picks out a new costume that will be cosplay for years and remarks, "Oh, that's what I look like now."

    Tom Baker and Matt Smith pulled this story off about the best.
     
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    i do believe if you were a man for 2000 years and suddenly see you are now a female it would be more than "Oh, that's what I look like now." .......we will see how many people stick around.....
     
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    This might destroy the entire franchise.
     
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    again, already been established Time Lords can change gender and it's just not a big deal.

    Now, I know that toxic Masculinity has infected too much Sci-Fi these days, given the reactions to the New Star Wars and Star Trek Discovery, but hey, hopefully DW fans can show they are better than that.

    Yes, how dare the woman be the hero and not the supporting character who asks dumb question or waits to be rescued?
     
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