When it was revealed that the new Doctor on the upcoming season of ‘Doctor Who’ would be female and played by Jodie Whittaker, the internet reacted in about the way you’d expect.
Some were very angry about it – and some weren’t.
While speaking at Wizard World Columbus, we were able to get former Doctor Who actress Catherine Tate’s opinion on the matter.
She had a very straight forward answer for fans who are angry at Whittaker’s casting:
“Get over it.”
“I think it’s great. I’m sure it will be a really exciting journey on the show. She’ll be brilliant.”
Not all of the former actors on the show were 100% sure about the idea, however.
Peter Davison, who played the fifth Doctor in the 80’s, voiced his opinion on the casting decision:
“If I feel any doubts, it’s the loss of a role model for boys, who I think Doctor Who is vitally important for. So I feel a bit sad about that, but I understand the argument that you need to open it up,”
“As a viewer, I kind of like the idea of the Doctor as a boy but then maybe I’m an old-fashioned dinosaur — who knows?”
Colin Baker, the sixth Doctor, didn’t exactly like Davison’s comments:
“They’ve had 50 years of having a role model. So, sorry Peter, you’re talking rubbish there – absolute rubbish,” he said. “You don’t have to be of a gender of someone to be a role model. Can’t you be a role model as people?”
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