Who Cares? A Non-Whovian’s Commentary on the Upcoming Female Doctor Who

In our somewhat progressive society, people are applauding the show’s latest ‘feminist agenda’ and representation of women’s empowerment through making the lead a female. Others are complaining that the world today is simply striving to be as politically correct and inclusive as possible: altering the show’s principal formula and tradition, in order to gain a greater audience. But I’d like to outright say, (pun intended): who cares? 

First and foremost, I’d like to point out that I am not- and never have been- a fan of Doctor Who. I haven’t got anything against the show nor the sci-fi genre for that matter; I just don’t see myself dedicating my viewing life to a never-ending TV series that chronicles generations. For those of you who do, that is quite an admirable feat; remaining loyal to a show for over ten seasons and watching as technology and the times progress. Speaking of which…I’m sure you’ve heard there shall be a female time-lord?

In our somewhat progressive society, people are applauding the show’s latest ‘feminist agenda’ and representation of women’s empowerment through making the lead a female. Others are complaining that the world today is simply striving to be as politically correct and inclusive as possible: altering the show’s principal formula and tradition, in order to gain a greater audience. But I’d like to outright say, (pun intended): who cares?

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Jodie Whittaker is set to be Doctor Who’s latest Time Lord

For long-time followers of the series (or ‘Whovians’ as they are widely referred to), such a change to their TV tradition seems to present problems. Having always been a man, a female incarnation of the Time Lord, ‘Dr. Who’ disrupts the show’s history and continuity. However, looker deeper as a philosopher and even an ordinary person, we should note that if everything remains the same and no change ever occurs, what will renew interest or spark in a show… or life for that matter? Thanks to the controversy and clashing opinions on the matter, Doctor Who is sure to have been granted more receptive viewers who will tune in simply for the reason of witnessing a change in a generational tradition.

Any-who, the thirteenth incarnation of Dr. Who is sure to intriguing. Perhaps even I, a self-proclaimed non-fan, might change the channel and spice things up!

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