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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Jorpho » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:53 pm UTC

Mutex wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:femaledoctor.png
Tons of people have been going absolutely ballistic over it. It's all part of the PC mad extremist feminazi brigade agenda that will doom us all, apparently.
I would be very strongly inclined to believe that these "tons of people" are getting orders of magnitude more attention than their actual numbers would warrant. And why not? It's all solid grist for the marketing mill.

As far as I'm concerned, season 8 was the nadir and solidly demonstrative that crappy writing will thoroughly trump any casting decisions.

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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Flumble » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 pm UTC

Just came across https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM12ZVHBNwQ and felt like it needs sharing. :mrgreen:

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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Mutex » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:00 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:
Mutex wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:femaledoctor.png
Tons of people have been going absolutely ballistic over it. It's all part of the PC mad extremist feminazi brigade agenda that will doom us all, apparently.
I would be very strongly inclined to believe that these "tons of people" are getting orders of magnitude more attention than their actual numbers would warrant. And why not? It's all solid grist for the marketing mill.

As far as I'm concerned, season 8 was the nadir and solidly demonstrative that crappy writing will thoroughly trump any casting decisions.

I'm talking about posts I've come across browsing Facebook.

And yeah, if the writing doesn't sharpen up then nothing else matters.

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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Weeks » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:28 pm UTC

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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Liri » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:42 pm UTC

Weeks wrote:
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Zohar » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:17 pm UTC

I wonder how frank the conversation was with the actress ahead of time - like "BTW, you know there's gonna be a bit of shitshow with you being a woman, right? Are you cool with that?"
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:29 pm UTC

Maybe she consulted Katee Sackhoff.
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Zohar » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:21 am UTC

I doubt Starbuck was as widely adored as The Doctor before BSG came out...
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Angua » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:38 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I wonder how frank the conversation was with the actress ahead of time - like "BTW, you know there's gonna be a bit of shitshow with you being a woman, right? Are you cool with that?"

I'm pretty sure every woman and any other minority member knows that there's going to be a shitshow as soon as they take the role that has previously been held by a white, heterosexual cis male. If you change any one of those categories people tend to complain.

Remember the brouhaha over the black Hermione?
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby pkcommando » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:16 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:
Mutex wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:femaledoctor.png
Tons of people have been going absolutely ballistic over it. It's all part of the PC mad extremist feminazi brigade agenda that will doom us all, apparently.
I would be very strongly inclined to believe that these "tons of people" are getting orders of magnitude more attention than their actual numbers would warrant. And why not? It's all solid grist for the marketing mill.

A bit like 2013 and all the "ew, he's an oooooolllllllld guy!" BS around Capaldi's announcement. And that was after wading through all the obvious trolls.

Anytime a shitstorm starts over a new Doctor's announcement, these stories are worth a read.
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Zohar » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:29 pm UTC

Angua wrote:I'm pretty sure every woman and any other minority member knows that there's going to be a shitshow as soon as they take the role that has previously been held by a white, heterosexual cis male. If you change any one of those categories people tend to complain.

Remember the brouhaha over the black Hermione?

Yeah, I meant, I wonder how open was this dialog between Whittaker and the producers.
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:44 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I doubt Starbuck was as widely adored as The Doctor before BSG came out...

I mean, I'll give you that that the scale of the matter is nowhere near the same, but it's the most recent big example I could think of.
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby eSOANEM » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:49 am UTC

Seeing as there've been major pieces in all national UK newspapers about whether they should cast a female doctor the last couple of regenerations, I'm 100% sure she was aware what it would be like regardless of the amount the producers raised it with her
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:16 am UTC

I'd be almost kind of concerned if the actress chosen to play this character didn't know enough about the character to know why people were going to make a big deal about the casting.
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Re: Doctor Whom

Postby OP Tipping » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:31 am UTC

Okay so the trailer is intriguing. Can't work out who that is, playing Polly.


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