Everyone Keeps Missing the BIG Question About Doctor Who

by Jimmy Akin

in Culture, Film and TV, Science Fiction

new tardis

In the wake of the 13th Doctor announcement, everyone is focused on the fact the next Doctor will be a woman.

But the TARDIS also has changed it’s appearance (note the St. John’s Ambulance logo that characterized Steven Moffat’s tenure is gone).

Up to now, the Doctor has referred to the TARDIS as “old girl,” but if it also has regenerated, the real question is: Has the TARDIS become a male?

Will she now start calling it “old boy”?

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leala July 24, 2017 at 4:11 am

I love the way you think.

Next season could be very confusing, or is this art reflecting culture?

The Masked Chicken July 24, 2017 at 7:30 am

Yeah, I thought about that. This could mean that the Doctor. and the Tardis are quantum entangled, so that when one flips its state, so does the other one.

Moffat was at Comi-con and is telling the complainers to shut up (except a little more strongly).

For me, at least, the sex switch ruins the whole idea of Susan calling the First Doctor, “Grandfather.” Having Romana be a Time Lady should have been enough and a proper reflection of the Natural Law. They have, in my opinion, re-written the canon, because the whole concept of Time Lord and Time Lady has been established for years.

In my opinion, this was just bowing to the loss of belief in a Natural Law.

It may have been understandable for recent viewers of the modern Who to not know that the original series was based on English aristocratic norms and so think, innocently, that the Doctor could be either a man or a woman, but Moffat knows better. Try calling the Queen of England, “He,” and see how far that will get you.

The Chicken

TerryC July 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

The whole last season was pitiful. A running lecture on the evils of capitalism and how bad humanity is as a species. Nothing but a reflection of the atheistic progressive mind.
I’m pretty much done with it. Capaldi held some real promise, which unfortunately was never fulfilled. Pearl Mackie was literally the worst companion ever, or at least since the classic days (Dodo was probably worse, but not by much.)
This final action has done it for me. Just another step in the attempted normalization of insanity.

Jimmy Akin July 29, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Despite Dodo’s bad rep, I’ve recently been watching the shows in which she appeared, and I haven’t been able to fathom what people thought the problem was. From what I’ve seen, she wasn’t in any way a terrible companion. Despite what I’d heard, she struck me as just fine!

Jimmy Akin July 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

I should add: The *name* “Dodo” was stupid, but in terms of the actress’s portrayal, it seemed fine to me.

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