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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, July 17, 2017

The New Dr. Who

The BBC has revealed the new thirteenth - and as somewhat expected - the first female Doctor Who, actor Jodi Whittaker (Attack the Block).

“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” Whittaker said in the anticipated Sunday announcement. “It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”
I'm sure, without doing any looking, that conservative Dr. Who fans are, right now, losing their shit over the idea that the newest Dr. Who is a woman.

To which I say: Get a grip. It's a goddamned television show. If you don't like it, watch something else. There are, after all, only about a pasta-bazillion channels out there these days.

8 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

Yep, some of the kids on a gaming server I help moderate were griping about a woman being the doctor. These are young teens, and already closed minded on the subject.

deadstick said...

Maybe the same ones who got butthurt over the women-only performance of Wonder Woman...

Comrade Misfit said...

As I understand it, the Doctor is an alien who takes human form. So the argument is about the particular meat-sack that the alien has selected?

CenterPuke88 said...

The Doctor is an alien, with two hearts, and no one has ever addressed if there are sexes within his race.

deadstick said...

...and inevitably, Murdoch's papers have published nude pictures of the new Doctor.

3383 said...

I am almost as annoyed by those posting how excited !!! they are for the upcoming season. The story quality had better remain high, and I am always in favor of (attractive) ladies on the screen, but I'm not excited.

CenterPuke88 said...

Best tweet goes to Merriam-Webster:

'Doctor' has no gender in English

jon spencer said...

Al will be well if the new Doctor says this at least one time, "Look! I've got etheric beam locators!".