“I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender” said Whittaker. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.” – Jodie Whittaker
It’s been only 36 seasons but the latest incarnation of Doctor Who is a woman. Meet Doctor Who.
Seriously, it’s about time though that there was a female doctor, it’s been buzzed for years. But I worry that the production company is going to treat a female DW like a test case. If it doesn’t rate, then will they call game over for female doctors forever?
I admit to being super disappointed with the box office results of the 2016 Ghostbusters movie (guys, why didn’t you watch it? Kate McKinnon is the best.) It seems that showbusiness types are trying their best to provide more female leads because of the changing times, but ultimately money talks. If we keep going to see Rey, Wonder Woman and Furiosa, they’ll eventually get it. And then maybe a female-led TV show won’t be such a big deal when it happens.