|The BBC decided to announce the|
casting after today's Wimbledon
match because Britain is adorable.
|Regenerations can be triggered by|
wounds, or radiation poisoning or
just the strong dislike of the fans.
|Shut up you one-off, that was not a pun|
although I did almost say balls back there.
No, I'm not better than that. I'm really not.
So as with any big casting news, the eyes of the world immediately turn to the learned opinion of those deemed wise enough to be granted a Twitter account:
|Really? But he hasn't even seen Whittaker in the role. |
I mean, maybe he'll really enjoy her performance if he-
|-hell. Hell? That seems a little-|
|-killed the tradition of a classic show?|
I guess he hasn't seen Love & Monsters.
And my personal favorite so far:
|Well men, it's all over and if I were to |
be honest I'd give us a C+ at best.
Alright, so obviously I picked the jerk reactions because it's fun to call them out on their sexist whining. It's not that everyone isn't entitled to their opinions, it's just that their opinions are ridiculous and they are idiots. I mean, one incarnation of one fictional time-traveling alien on one TV show and suddenly men are in danger of loosing their grip on total domination of the Earth that's lasted for thousands of years? Holy shit guys. Holy shit. And this based on 8 seconds of a one minute announcement clip that went up 2 hours ago and for these guys 50 years of Who fandom is forever spoiled by Jodie Whittaker. Oh yeah, speaking of.
|Pictured: the entire casting pool|
of the United Kingdom.
Jodie Whittaker, right? Now, as a limp-writsted liberal racked by white guilt, I still feel the need to suggest they could have gone with a woman of color in the role and fully joined the future, but that's a quibble. As for Whittaker, I've only seen her on the British crime drama Broadchurch, which, incidentally also starred 10th Doctor David Tennant and Arthur Darvill who played the 11th Doctor's companion Rory. This isn't so much coincidence as it is the fact that the British TV and film industry has exactly twenty four available actors and half of them have already been on Doctor Who.
Anyway, I've only seen season one of Broadchurch but she Whittaker was pretty great in it and I think she'll make a swell Doctor. Also, judging by the entire twitter response and not just the asshats, fans are pretty excited to see the BBC take the series in a much needed direction even if it did take them fourteen tries to finally come around. I mean, seriously, fourteen tries?
|"A TV show about a female immortal |
alien time-traveler? Pfft...balderdash!"
-idiots on the internet