This fall will see the beginning of Jodie Whittaker‘s tenure as the 13th Doctor. Regardless of arguments about if 13 is the appropriate number for her Doctor (after the meta-crisis and War Doctor, etc.), there has been quite a bit of uncertainty and outright hatred from some fan circles for a female Doctor.
However, Doctor Who has long implied this was not only possible but probable. When David Tennant regenerated into Matt Smith, Matt touches his hair and says, “I’m a girl!!!” before finding his adam’s apple.
In the episode “The Doctor’s Wife” the Doctor says,
“The mark of the Corsair. Fantastic bloke. He had that snake as a tattoo in every regeneration. Didn’t feel like himself unless he had the tattoo. Or herself, a couple of times. Ooo, she was a bad girl.”
In Peter Capaldi’s episode “Hell Bent” he shoots the General who regenerates as a woman.
So the groundwork has been laid for gender switching, but there is a more significant indicator that all will be well with a female Doctor. The Time Ladies that preceded Jodie.
Here are a few of the beloved female “Time Lords” from the Classic and New Who runs of the show.
It was only a couple of days ago that Doctor Who wrapped up its ninth season with a bittersweet send-of for the Doctor’s latest companion Clara Oswald, but with just a few weeks to go before Christmas it’s no time for wallowing in the past. As per usual on Christmas Day, an annual event with almost as much traction as turkey and a tree at this point, we will have the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, and since the Doctor is, at this point, companion-less, he’ll be reuinted with the only woman in the universe crazy enough to marry him, River Song. There will however be complications, as the BBC‘s promotional department tells us. (more…)
Production on this years Doctor Who Christmas Special got under way this week and marks the return of a fan favorite, Alex Kingston‘s River Song. If you thought you had s a complicated relationship with your significant other than step back, because River and the Doctor have perhaps the craziest love story in all the universe, and time itself. (more…)
Not sure if it’s been the string of so-so episodes since the series returned from hiatus or that “Heir to the Demon” really is Arrow‘s strongest offering to date, but last night’s episode rocked! It hit all the notes – action-oriented and dramatically – and did so superbly. Where do I even start? (more…)
A little over a week ago, we witnessed the regeneration of The Doctor into his twelfth incarnation, and the course is set for the next season of Doctor Who as Peter Capaldi now takes up the role. Now, with several months till the series 8 premiere, we have nothing to do but speculate about what the future of Who may entail, and Steven Moffat is helping us out by feeding the beast. So what villain may be The Doctor’s Big Bad for series 8? Which friends will be making a comeback? Read on. (more…)
After a one week hiatus, Arrow returns tomorrow night to the CW. Along with the return of Starling City’s vigilante/hero, The Arrow (Stephen Amell), fans will be treated to the first appearance of Grant Gustin as the police officer turned superhero, Barry Allen a.k.a. The Flash. (more…)
Love her, or hate her, River Song is a very big part of Steven Moffit‘s run on Doctor Who. But what will happen to the Doctor’s other wife when he regenerates from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi at the end of this year’s Christmas special? Excellent question, I’m so glad you asked.
This isn’t the first time Doctor Who and Torchwood star, John Barrowman has spoken publicly about a spin-off starring himself as Captain Jack and Alex Kingston as River Song. And it likely won’t be the last. At least, not until the BBC get it together and realize how genuinely awesome this could be! I’d even take it as a precursor to Torchwood since who knows when we’ll ever see the return of that series.
Talking with TVaddict, Barrowman again shared how he thinks the two former companions would get on,
I’d like to see the two of them prior to their lives crossing in some time realm where they actually meet up without the Doctors or anything like that and they are rogue heroes. Kind of like what Star Trek did in the very beginning, going around and saving civilisations without trying to get too involved, but they always get involved! They always do the wrong thing but for the right reasons and succeed.
I don’t see it being much like Star Trek, maybe a little rougher, more like Firefly? And it’d only be better if The Doctor was what brought them together. No matter what, those two together is a dangerous and fearsome combination. And sexy, we can’t forget sexy,
I think there would be a lot of standing off between the two of them to begin with, because they are two very, very strong characters. Very flirtatious! There would be a lot of innuendo going on. I think they would not do anything with each other for a long time because it would be too predictable. They have to be confined in a spaceship for a little while.
It’d probably ruin their chemistry were anything to ever happen, but the endless flirting would sure be fun! What do you think? Is this something you’d like to see the Beeb pursue? If so, you’ll need to let them know,
It’s not up to us. That’s the one thing fans need to remember. Like when they ask on Twitter: ‘When are you going to do another series of Torchwood? When you you be working with the 11th Doctor?’ It’s not up to me… It’s up to the BBC. If they know enough that you want those characters back, they’re smart. But it has to be done right and done well.
Of course, I’ll play Captain Jack at the drop of the hat if I’m asked to. No questions asked. But it’s up to [the BBC] to get the show off the ground. It’s down to financing and money.
Start those petitions and letter campaigns now!
Source: Doctor Who TV
Yowzah! What a finale! Hope you don’t mind going absolutely bonkers waiting until November 23rd, amirite? For an episode that suffered an awful lot of hype, “The Name of The Doctor” no only withstood it, but completely twisted our expectations. Like a good episode of Steven Moffat-penned Doctor Who should. Moffat has stumbled in the past and I’ll be the first to admit he’s the king of convolution, but in this finale he managed to not only rewrite all of Who history, but at the same time, leave it completely untouched. An impressive feat, indeed. I’m sure most you of sat there, staring at your television screen, mouth agape, just stunned as the credits rolled. And there’s no better compliment than our stunned silence.
But I’ve had time to sit and digest, and I’m not one for keeping quiet. First off, Clara, the “impossible girl.” The mystery surrounding her has hung like a shadow over this entire season. From the moment she appeared in “Asylum of the Daleks” – another absolute shocker that left us all scratching our heads and wondering how and why the new companion was appearing now, before The Ponds had even made their exit – to her role in “The Snowmen”, all the way to this opening montage. What a way to start! It’s a sequence I know Classic Whovians will be picking over again and again. It’s a sequence I made sure to watch more than a few times, because holy shit! There’s Clara and the First Doctor, and the Sixth, and the Fourth, the Fifth, the Second, the Third, and the Seventh! I mean, how is this possible!?
I’m sorry, but who wouldn’t want this!? (She types, knowingly opening herself to the vitriol of the internet claiming the complete opposite.) Both River and Jack are companions to The Doctor who have proven themselves to be exceedingly capable at not only taking care of themselves but righting wrongs and saving the universe. And wouldn’t they just make the most formidable and flirty of teams? I love it already, and I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one.
John Barrowman and Alex Kingston are all for it. The two have recently both appeared on the CW’s Arrow, but this wasn’t where the spinoff idea was struck. They recently met again at theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh’s house for an anniversary celebration and got chatting about their Doctor Who characters. According to Barrowman, who spoke with TV Addict, this is how it all went down,
We didn’t even say anything, we just looked at each other and went, ‘Aaaaaahhh! My god!’ We got a glass of champagne and started talking about how it would be great if River and Jack — actually, she said River and Jack should have their own TV show. Then as we talked more, we realized that we’re both born on the same day. We’re both March 11 babies and we have so much in common. We like a lot of the same things and our attitude towards stuff is very, very similar. It struck a chord with us because that’s why River and Jack are very similar characters, in their attitude and their fun and their aggression, we are the same in real life — which is really ironic.
I don’t need to hear anymore, someone start making a pitch and let’s get this series rolling. With Torchwood‘s future in limbo and who knows what will happen with River once Steven Moffat leaves Who, I think a River Song/Captain Jack Harkness Adventure Hour is just what The Doctor ordered. (I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.) What do you think?
Source: TV Addict via Huffington Post