drmih wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Jodie Whitaker is far more of a 'Doctor' than, for instance, the awful version played by Colin Baker
There we disagree again. Colin Baker had a lot of both Hartnell and Troughton about him. I don't believe that he was "awful" at all. The Doctor is not supposed to be a pin-up for preteens. There was always something somewhat unlikable and abrasive about him.
- I'm not keen on the current Doctor but there are plenty of ticks in boxes for the principles shown across the years.
If those years are 2005-2013.
I can't help but feel that, as ever over the last couple of years, it's all about a refusal to accept a female lead.
Perhaps. But not in the way I think you mean.
If you go on YouTube or the like there are just lots of angry folk who can't accept change,
It's not the act of change itself. it's the way it changes, and, of course, the real-world reasons for why the change has been made.
whether that be the new Star Wars (esp Last Jedi); Star Trek spin-offs (esp Picard); any number of superhero titles which have tweaked the gender or sexuality of the leads; or going back further the disgraceful behaviour regarding Ghostbusters.
The only "disgraceful behaviour" regarding the all-female Ghostbusters was coming FROM the people who made the movie. They even stooped to deleting any negative comments made about the movie by females, as a way of trying to 'show' that it was only sexist males who objected to the movie.
In the current political / health / economic climate it does seem rather trivial.
Is that more or less trivial than the way certain sections of society were demanding that the Doctor absolutely positively HAD to be a woman, and then making some revolting comments when Matt Smith, and then Peter Capaldi, were cast? At the exact same time genocides, famines, illegal invasions etc. were going on in the world.
I find it rather perverse that the same people who were flooding message boards and forums, and stating that it was the most important thing ever that the "patriarchy" be destroyed by casting a woman as the Doctor..are now the same people who are saying "Why are you so upset by a female Doctor? it's just a tv show!"