This is my concern as well. But, we have a new writer, who has experience with the new Doctor, so it may all turn out well. It may also turn out poorly. I'll probably watch all of it either way.They've chosen a woman simply for the sake of choosing a woman and that is never a sound basis for making a decision.
Same here - this gets filed under 'Aliens are alien' and is a somewhat underused plot tool in mainstream SF that if skillfully employed can emphasize that the aliens are, in fact, alien and not human.And I have to agree with Spectre. I don't have a problem with casting a woman as Doctor Who. The character is an alien from a fictional species that regenerates upon death into a new body, so what, it's no biggie switching the gender. It has been handled very well with The Master before.
There's also the nigh-inevitable sequence that will occur when the bad writing and awkwardly inserted PC bits fail to bring ratings up in the long term (or worse, the show just fails), just as we saw the BBC do with other shows: The blame for the failure will be placed on the 'sexist, misogynist' fan base who refused to watch this new, 'progressive' series of Doctor Who out of 'hatred' (which I find highly offensive) instead of where it actually belongs - on the bad writing, PC preaching/stupidity and (potentially) bad cast performances.I do have an issue with the move blatantly motivated by political correctness, gender diversity, whatever you may call it. There has been so much talk for such a long time about making The Doctor a woman, or black (why not Asian, though?), or both, that the casting just cannot be sold as "we have a great actress who can play the character in the direction we want him/her to go". It is "she was cast because this time, it had to be a woman". And this kind of following the PC lead also does not inspire confidence in the writing getting any better in the future.
I don't recall that being answered in that story. Yeah the Sontarans and the Silurians were there as part of the alliance to seal The Doctor in the Pandorica, but I don't remember anything about Strax or sending a Silurian to 1888 London.I believe this gets answered when the pandorica opens.
Agreed on the difference between Series 1 & 2 of Broadchurch, but I felt things definitely improved with Series 3.My main concern regarding the writing for the next Series is neither the fact that The Doctor now is a she nor leftist pandering. Maybe I am too PC or not scared of change enough, but my fears are rooted in more mundane matters:
Broadchurch Series 2.
Let's put the politics aside for a while and focus on the fact that Chibnall has produced arguably one of the best BBC miniseries of recent years with the first series of Broadchurch, only to deliver a total turd as a followup. Consistency this man's strong side ain't.
Then anyone with this complaint does not unterstand how film works: The writer has no input on the costume design whatsoever. The showrunner, RTD in this case, and the director are to blame (and, of course, the costume designer).I think they were referring to the costume design.
I understand that, you understand that, anyone with even the smallest shred of common sense understands that. All these people that are so into virtue signaling seem to have had the logic centers of their brains lobotomized.Then anyone with this complaint does not unterstand how film works: The writer has no input on the costume design whatsoever. The showrunner, RTD in this case, and the director are to blame (and, of course, the costume designer).