Congratulations to Jodie Whittaker for getting the lead role in Doctor Who. Not due to any talent or effort on her part, but because a bunch of white guys wanted to prove they weren’t misogynists. Or because they needed another square on their Progressive bingo card.
Because that’s all this is. Just point scoring.
As far as I know, there’s been no effort to explain why a species that had before the current series maintained one gender through out their regenerations now suddenly changes sex. Not a story, not a line of dialogue, nothing. They have “Grandfathers” and “Uncles” even though, by rights, a species that switches genders as easily as that shouldn’t really have those terms.
And I realize we’ve had a female Master and a Time Lord regenerating from male to female. That’s not the same thing. Sorry.
Now here’s the fun part: I’m not going to stop watching Doctor Who over this. It would be silly, as Moffat already drove me from the series with his crap run.
In fact, though a little dampened in enthusiasm, I still intend to try to return to watching the show. Because all new show runner has to do is give me at the very least one freaking line explaining this new change. One line. That’s all.
But it’s not going to happen. Because this isn’t world building. This is point making.
Oh, and if there isn’t one scene with a Dalek being deeply confused with dealing with a female Doctor, I’m going to be very disappointed.