embracing diversity in cast. Based on the trailers and clips I think they can embrace more ethnic diversity as well, but this is a start. Maybe the next Doctor will be Asian, or black, or Latinx, or something other than white.
Bottom line, this is an excellent change as it brings a huge new demographic into watching the show, and I'm all about it.
But I don't just want to share my opinion. I also want to respond to some negative, positive, and indifferent tweets I've seen about this "controversy." (I'm using quotations because the outrage is far less than the amount of people that are as happy about this change as I am.) So let's poke some holes in the haters' logic.
Also, I got this idea from Nerdy & Quirky on YouTube, so if you would like to see her video making fun of the Doctor Who haters, you can enjoy it below:
#1 "In my day Time Lords never menstruated"
First, "well, they do now!"
Second, based on what I've heard of the lore of the show, the Doctor is an alien and you don't know if their species menstruates. So, tah!
And third, this is Andy Richter, the co-host on Conan. Do I have that right? I have that right, right? So I'm going to take this as a joke. This is a joke, correct? Please let this be a joke!
#2 "Can the thirteenth Doctor have bad luck? Like as a joke. Always tripping, getting her coat stuck, etc."
There's a part of me that wishes studios could make stupid decisions like this one when it comes to epic female protagonists. But unfortunately, every time there's a female-driven movie that tanks, everyone blames it on the fact that the leader of the movie was women.
*cough* Ghostbusters *cough*
But the truth is, those movies and shows probably tanked for some other reason: the progression of the story was slow and boring, the writing was crap, the jokes fell short, the studio wasted amazing actresses on roles that are beneath them.
So while I wish Doctor Who could screw up this opportunity by making the female doctor a uninteresting character, it's important for the fate of other shows and movies that this character be empowering to everyone, not just women and girls.
#3 "I am the
you like it or not"
All I have to say
about this one:
There are so many more tweets and so many more reactions to the announcement. I recommend going through them and just reading, some of the tweets are so funny because of their ignorance, and some are just funny because they're funny.
While there are a few people upset about the Doctor's change in gender, most people are excited for #13. And as someone who's only seen the first episode of the reboot in 2005, I'm really motivated to watch the show after Jodie Whittaker takes her spot.
Let me know in the comments how you feel about Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. Are you excited? Do you think she'll be a great fit for the character and for the show?