Word is coming out from the BBC that the next Doctor on Doctor Who will indeed be female. Look, I’m sure Jodie Whittaker is a great actress, but as I’ve written before, making the Doctor a woman because people aren’t happy with a strong female Companion just doesn’t feel right. There are female Time Lords already. Should Romana. the Time LADY who became President, have a male regeneration at some point? The Rani? (And why has nobody brought the Rani back? I’m not asking for the Monk or the War Doctor…although the Monk might be interesting.) Does gender mean anything to Gallifreyans? And I mean biologically. I was annoyed by the whole loom business in the Lungburrow novel I got to read online before the BBC took it off their official site. You CAN make aliens too alien, and I stand by my commentary from the last regeneration. It’s all social politics over good character creation, although I’m sure you’ll still call me a sexist. I’ve written about that too.
And no, I wouldn’t care if the Doctor was a different skin color. Heck, make Lenny Henry a canon Doctor! He’s one of the few characters you can get away with that. Also James Bond, but we all assumed he’s a Time Lord too. And I’m sure there are calls for a female James Bond actually being James Bond somehow instead of a lady spy in the Bond mold.