Is it time for a female Doctor on 'Doctor Who'? | The Tylt

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The titular character of the Doctor from "Doctor Who" has been played by 12 different men over 50 years, but the Time Lord has never reincarnated as a woman. With Steven Moffat departing as show runner after next season, 58-year-old Peter Capaldi says his time as the Doctor is over. Many fans are openly campaigning for a female Doctor, while others fear a gender swap would strip something innately unique about the character. What do you think?

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Fans have been calling for a female Doctor for awhile. It's only fair! How many white men can you watch before it gets repetitive?

Without a massive shakeup, the time-travel fantasy will die. Casting the 13th Doctor is a key decision for the BBC – and it needs to think outside the Tardis.
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Former "Doctor Who" actress Billie Piper says it would "feel like a snub" if the next Doctor wasn't a woman. Her character, Rose, is routinely voted as fans' favorite companion from the series.

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Some 'Who' fans are even openly clamoring for actresses like Haley Atwell ("Captain America," "Agent Carter").

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But fans and several former Time Lords, including Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison, say the Doctor should never be a woman—often citing tradition or general traits innate to the character's gender.

The Doctor is male and, while precedent was set in the series for Time Lords to change gender, in the real world such a change would destroy ratings. Some would argue the programme revolves around change – and that’s true. But making the Doctor female would do no more than tick an “equality” box. If Auntie Beeb wants a female Time Lord, then give us a spin-off – we’d welcome it. Just don’t mess with our boy!
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Even U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is weighing in on the speculation.

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Is it time for a female Doctor on 'Doctor Who'?
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