Fifth Doctor Opposes Casting a Female Doctor

docdaughterWith the smashing success of Peter Capaldi‘s debut season as the 12th Doctor, no one is looking to recast the lead of DOCTOR WHO anytime soon. But we’re between seasons, so that means the troublemakers have to start manufacturing “news” in the absences of real tidbits from the production. And that means, sooner or later, someone is going to ask, “Hey, what about a female Doctor?”

After dutifully wishing that former producer John Nathan-Turner could have been imprisoned in the heart of a neutron star for having the bad judgment to try to drum up interest in the series by tossing this hand grenade into fandom — when he had no intention of ever casting a woman — I generally sigh and wait for the hysteria to blow over.
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