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Who knows... the next Time Lord may be a Lady (Doctor Who)
UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2012 | Paul Revoir

Posted on 08/27/2012 5:44:23 AM PDT by C19fan

He's been trying to rid the universe of Daleks since the beginning of time. But as he still hasn’t had any luck, Doctor Who’s creators have decided it may be time to let a Doctor Her have a crack. The boss of the BBC series has conceded that it is more and more likely that fans will get to see the first ever Time Lady.

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I will stop wathcing the show when the happens.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 5:44:26 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

same.

PC b.s. turns me off and i avoid it like the plague


2 posted on 08/27/2012 5:45:59 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: C19fan

now that is a really stupid comment.. why would you stop watching if they have a female Time Lord?


3 posted on 08/27/2012 5:46:55 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: randita; Old Sarge; Phsstpok; zeugma; ShadowAce; Peanut Gallery; Professional Engineer; ...

ping


4 posted on 08/27/2012 5:48:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Mr. K

Yeah, what if she’s cute?


5 posted on 08/27/2012 5:51:00 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

There is only one Doctor Who and his name is Tom Baker.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 5:53:37 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Perdogg

Yep. Tom Baker IS the Doctor. All others pale in comparison.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: C19fan

Ive been wondering about this kind of twist for some time. It might be interesting.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 5:56:35 AM PDT by Professional Engineer
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To: C19fan

I think it would be a cool twist. They have already hinted that it has happened before in several seasons. They also have an open storyline out there with the Dr.’s clone/daughter who is a Time Lord.


9 posted on 08/27/2012 5:59:00 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan

Doctor Whim.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 5:59:10 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: C19fan

They had a female time lord in the Tom Baker era, Romana, so nothing new about a time lady. It does seem to screw with the character too much for my taste to have him go transsexual with regeneration. Not that it matters as I was turned off already by the other pervert crap like the queer assistant who was hitting on The Doctor and Rose at the in succession. I will keep watching my campy 60s-80s era Doctor Who.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 5:59:20 AM PDT by Flying Circus
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To: C19fan

Jon pertwee is my Doctor. They’ve threatened this every time since then but in these PC days it may happen. i wouldn’t watch it if they made that change.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 5:59:31 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: sten

Not everything in this world is done to be “PC”. Good grief. Are there PC monsters hiding under your bed?


13 posted on 08/27/2012 6:00:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: C19fan; Mr. K

Well, the idea that it COULD happen was established last season in the episode “The Doctor’s Wife”. Eleven mentioned another Time Lord, “The Corsair”, who had a female regeneration. And of course, there was Romana, and the unnamed Time Lady from the fourth season.

But just because it COULD happen doesn’t mean it SHOULD. If DW decides to go all Torchwood on us, it’ll mean the decline of the show. Russell T. Davies deserves credit for bringing back the series, but the subtle LGBT nudges got a little ridiculous by the fourth season.

With Steve Moffat at the helm, the scripts and characters have improved, especially the team of Moffat and Gatiss who have collaborated on other projects (ie. “Sherlock”).

If Eleven regenerates as a woman, I’ll see how the scripts pan out. If the writing team keeps to the standards we’ve seen in the past, DW is a keeper. But if they follow Torchwood’s path, then I’m gone.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: mnehring

What’s the matter with you - don’t you know a penis is required for time travel? After all, it’s Bill & Ted, not Jill & [some female name ending in ‘ed’], nor is it Michelle J. Fox. LEARN YOUR FICTION PHYSICS!!


15 posted on 08/27/2012 6:05:58 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: C19fan

I agree. I have enough difficulty adjusting each time the Dr regenerates. I loved the chemistry between Christopher Eccelston and Billie Piper then David Tennant took over and his relationship with “Rose” didn’t work for me. Let’s just hope they don’t bring in a Dr with a love interest like say Capt Jack Harkness.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 6:07:12 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

LOL


17 posted on 08/27/2012 6:09:18 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Old Sarge

Yes Torchwood went off the deep end and I had to stop watching it. The other thing I’ve noticed is their fascination with killing off children.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 6:11:10 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Old Sarge; Perdogg

How many lives does the Doctor have left? Isn’t Matt Smith the eleventh?

Remember the episode with the Doctor’s daughter? David Tennant was the Doctor, but I don’t recall the season. Wasn’t she technically a Time Lord/Lady? I wondered if she might reappear at some time.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 6:11:51 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: C19fan

Matt Smith took a while to get used to, but he is turning into a decent Doctor Who.

After Tennant decided to quit, there were rumors that his replacement might be a female. That was probably a trial balloon.

A female Doctor Who might work, but it might also be a way to destroy the Doctor Who franchise. Other franchises have found ways to destroy themselves.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 6:11:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: heylady

Honestly, I think Eccelston was the best Doctor since the reboot... He had the overall quirkiness that I think the Doctor needed, I really wish he would have stuck around longer. Didn’t mind Tennant, but just wasnt the same, and while the writing has been fine, really not a fan of the current guy either. Really having a hard time accepting a 20something playing a time lord...


21 posted on 08/27/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: randita

He’ll have as many left as they choose to use, you think a few references to the maximum numbers of regenerations will STOP it? Come on, that’s what Creative Writing and selective memory are all about.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 6:15:57 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: 1rudeboy

River Song is practically a time lord now.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 6:16:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mnehring
I think it would be a cool twist. They have already hinted that it has happened before in several seasons. They also have an open storyline out there with the Dr.’s clone/daughter who is a Time Lord.

The episode was entitled The Doctor's Daughter.

Tidbit: the woman who played the Doctor's daughter in that episode wound up marrying David Tennant (Doctor Who) in real life, and they have a daughter.

24 posted on 08/27/2012 6:16:33 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: randita

Yep, Matt’s Eleven. There’s been wild speculation as to how many regenerations there will be.

Jenny appeared in the third season episode, “The Doctor’s Daughter”. Physically she was Gallifreyan (two hearts), but she regenerated into herself, and did not transform. There has also been speculation about Jenny’s return.

(Cute aside: Georgia Moffett, the actress who played Jenny, is the daughter of Peter Davidson, the Fifth Doctor, and married David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor.)


25 posted on 08/27/2012 6:20:26 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: PapaBear3625

Yep, and the other cool twist, the ‘daughter’ Jenny is actually the daughter of Peter Davison, the 5th doctor.

So the doctor married his own daughter. :->


26 posted on 08/27/2012 6:22:21 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: heylady

Too bloody right, as they say across the Pond.

TW Season One was good, Season Two was starting to slide, “Children of Earth” had its ups and downs but was only marginally watchable. I stopped watching “Miracle Day” after two episodes. Only Seasons 1 and 2 are in my collection for those reasons.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: randita
How many lives does the Doctor have left?

They can go with as many regenerations as River Song put into him without violating continuity.

28 posted on 08/27/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: cripplecreek
River Song is practically a time lord now.

She had the regeneration ability (which he drained in order to save The Doctor in the "Let's Kill Hitler" episode) and she can drive the TARDIS.

An interesting implication of the River Song business: A human baby conceived in a TARDIS during travel becomes endowed with Time Lord characteristics. This creates a strong implication that the Time Lords themselves are descended from human time travelers. In the series, humans from the 54th Century have developed time travel technology (used by Captain Jack Harkness and River Song). Who's to say that a group of future time travelers refine their technology to create TARDIS machines, and then settle on a planet called Gallifrey in the distant past and call themselves Time Lords?

29 posted on 08/27/2012 6:27:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: heylady

Torchwood was just a propoganda piece for homosexual activists. I know Russel T Davies is gay, and his repeatedly having gay characters in every Dr Who episode for no reason was annoying enough, torchwood was just full on nonsense.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 6:27:23 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: C19fan

I’d be okay with a lady timelord if she had huge t...tracts of land.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: C19fan
They've been toying with this for a while, and it would be a disaster.

And she wouldn't be the first -- they've had female Time Lords before. They've even had them in this incarnation of the series, in David Tennant's finale. One of whom, if you read background material outside the show, is supposed to be the Doctor's mother.

If they can regenerate into opposite genders, it totally changes the concept of having children (or even falling in love, like with Rose). And, speaking as a math teacher, if switching genders is a possibility, how come it hasn't happened yet in 10 regenerations? It should have been more likely than that, maybe even more likely than being ginger.

32 posted on 08/27/2012 6:33:53 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: PapaBear3625

River drives the Tardis better than the doctor. When he asked why it doesn’t make the noise when it lands with her driving she said it was because he leaves the parking brake on.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 6:37:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mnehring

hmmm.. let me check with nick fury... or heimdall... (naming just 2 well known, well established characters from recent movies)

of course it’s PC bs. obviously, you’ve never talked to these people or listened to their commentary regarding their drive / direction / motivations


34 posted on 08/27/2012 6:38:20 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: randita
How many lives does the Doctor have left? Isn’t Matt Smith the eleventh?

I remember back in the Tom Baker days, the rule was that Time Lords were limited to twelve regenerations (there was an entire storyline about the Master using up his 12 and trying to earn more from the Time Lords), but I believe this was a limitation imposed by the Time Lords themselves rather than a biological limitation. Since it hasn't been mentioned in the new series, I think we are to assume with the destruction of Galifrey (or it being stuck in the time loop or whatever) that the Doctor's regenerations are unlimited since there are no other Time Lords to enforce the twelve rule. (Show's what a geek I am that I actually know this...)

35 posted on 08/27/2012 6:43:40 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Tanniker Smith
They've been toying with this for a while, and it would be a disaster.

What makes the series work is the interaction between The Doctor and his (female) companions, with the underlying sexual tension between them. The Doctor is an archetypical Alpha Male. It just would not work with a female Doctor.

36 posted on 08/27/2012 6:47:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: apillar
Thanks for that info. I watched it regularly on SciFi (or SyFy or ΨΦ or whatever the channel is now named) but didn't have BBC America on my cable and never got the DVDs because BBC discs never seem to go on sale.
37 posted on 08/27/2012 6:54:53 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought that was neat, too.....she upped him one....very funny....the look on his face was funny...

I dunno.....I like science fiction, but a Doctor without a female companion would be, well, very dry.....

I’m not opposed to a DW spinoff, actually. Maybe his cloned daughter seen once, or with River....

In the case of a female doctor, since I’m older, I’d prefer a smoulderingly sexy older female versus some photospread teenybopper hottie. River, an updated older Emma Peele, or more mature woman....

In any case, I’d definitely NOT be interested in any beefcake companion a female WHO or Clone would have.....


38 posted on 08/27/2012 7:01:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: KarlInOhio
ΨΦ ---- neat!
39 posted on 08/27/2012 7:05:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: KarlInOhio

DirectV just went all HD on 264 now (BBC America HD)...it is much more pleasurable watching DW now...


40 posted on 08/27/2012 7:06:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
don’t you know a penis is required for time travel?

Not to nitpick, but there's a Japanese film that has a woman warrior go back in time, and didn't Gloria Reuben do the same in Time Cop?

Now that I think about it, I've come across examples in the 1950s radio shows (based on scifi pulp at the time). "The Old Die Rich" probably has a woman traveler, and there's another one that springs to mind with the plot of a couple escaping in time, and hunted down.

IF DW decides to shake things up this way, I wonder what the over/under is on the number of epis is to deem it a success, failure, or an avoidable suicide?

Nah, if it doesn't fly, they'll probably pull a "Dallas"...

41 posted on 08/27/2012 7:19:27 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: C19fan

I’ll watch IF AND ONLY IF a new regenerated female DW has the appearance of Amy Pond...Or a regenerated female DW is hot and Amy Pond returns as her....assistant....complete with ...tension of a...se....

Oh never mind. I must go look for pics of Amy...


42 posted on 08/27/2012 7:34:12 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: KevinDavis

For your ping list.


43 posted on 08/27/2012 7:54:21 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: 1rudeboy
"Yeah, what if she’s cute?"

My point EXACTLY!

44 posted on 08/27/2012 8:15:57 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: PapaBear3625
This creates a strong implication that the Time Lords themselves are descended from human time travelers

"Planet of the Dead"
Christina: "You look human."
The Doctor: "No, you look Time Lord. We came first."

45 posted on 08/27/2012 8:31:28 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Calvin Locke
For me, it seems wrong not to have a female doc. Their is an inherent randomness to the character's regeneration. I'd truly be appalled by a female Sherlock Holmes or babe James Bond - because those characters are the story, their maleness is inherent to the story, and they are set in stone. Changing them is telling a different story; and means the writer is just cashing in off of someone else's creativity - usually a good sign they lack their own. Probably will not turn out well.
46 posted on 08/27/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Rule One: The Doctor Lies


47 posted on 08/27/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Gaffer
In the case of a female doctor, since I’m older, I’d prefer a smoulderingly sexy older female versus some photospread teenybopper hottie. River, an updated older Emma Peele, or more mature woman....


Now we are talking...:^)

48 posted on 08/27/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

The curse of the fatal death also had a female Doctor, but for comedic effect...

I want Rowan Atkinson as the doctor before he gets too old, or at least a role as a timelord!


49 posted on 08/27/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Oztrich Boy
The Doctor: "No, you look Time Lord. We came first."

This assumes The Doctor knows the true origins of the Time Lords.

50 posted on 08/27/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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