I haven’t posted in a little while, but something happened today which caught my eye and demanded some attention here on the blog. The BBC have introduced a female Doctor Who, and the internet is currently going into meltdown over it.
First of all, I hereby accuse the BBC of breaching basic human rights by subjecting thousands of ‘Whovians’ across the U.K to torture, by declaring that the 13th Doctor would be revealed (at an unspecified time might I add) ‘immediately after the conclusion of the Wimbledon Men’s Final’. I can’t help but think that from the last stroke of the racket, the Wimbledon viewing figures were quite significantly boosted by people who, quite frankly, couldn’t give a strawberries and cream about tennis. What followed the final, won once again by Roger Federer don’t you know, was an agonising quarter of an hour of analysis, trophy lifting and Sue Barker jabbering on. Nerds across the U.K were losing their collective minds.
Then, it finally happened. Sue Barker made a terrible pun about numbers which then painfully segued into the short clip. The footage began in a lush forest, the camera focuses on the rear of a hooded and cloaked figure. It’s only when the camera angle switches and focuses first on the boots that you begin to suspect, then we see a most definitely non-masculine hand opens up to reveal the TARDIS key before finally, the hood draws back to reveal the new Doctor Who is former Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker. The first ever female Doctor. And yes, she is actually 100% a woman, I’ve checked her Wikipedia page and everything.
This is where the internet exploded.
Personally, I’m happy to sit back and see how this whole thing pans out. It’s better than being dumped at Walt Disney World after-all. However, let me draw your attention to the following comments. I present to you all the best of social media’s ‘for and against’ there being a female Doctor Who.
Warning: People are idiots.
First there was this. Facebook being it’s usual self.
Which can be counter-acted by this…
And then we move over to Twitter where things start to get a little comical…
In wades Reddit at this point. Now, if you’re not familiar with Reddit. S***. GETS. WEIRD.
And there was also this, I too wonder what the Daily Fail has to say about this.
As far as I’m concerned, I think this user on Reddit has hit the nail on the head. Did we not throw our toys out of the pram every other time the Doctor regenerated?
Let’s all go down to the Winchester, grab a pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. See you all after the Christmas special fellow nerds. If you enjoyed this post consider signing up for more on the mailing list over on your right, you can also follow me on Twitter as @cptnmingo.