Deadline: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Dr. Who Time Lord (and the first woman in the role)
Daily Mail: Jodie Whittaker at the new Time Lord (she is in Venus above)
DaTechGuy: Dr. Who goes SJW Ghostbusters so after 41 years he is done and Why Dr. Who should not be a woman
Pete is willing to take the heat on this from various SJWs and others, which I sort of admire (he is completely entitled to his subjective take on this). I get why a favorite character's gender fluidity would bother Pete.
I personally don't care that much about Dr. Who, but that is because I was never particularly into Dr. Who [My go to vintage British sci-fi show was UFO. The late Martin Landeau's Space 1999 was okay too--but a pale second to UFO--but I digress].
My problem with the re-made female Ghostbusters was not that it had women in it, but that it was not the least bit funny (it was a terrible boring movie). If you change a character in a fundamental way (and changing gender will do that) you have a completely different character. It may or may not work, but you have shifted from the original character.
An all female Ghostbusters could have worked--if it was funny. Melissa McCarthy is generally funny. Kirsten Wiig is generally funny. Unfortunately for them, their version of Ghostbusters was not funny.
Fiction only works when you suspend disbelief and enjoy the allusion. For Pete, the Dr. Who allusion does not work with a female character.
Jodie Whittaker may rock this Dr. Who character for other fans. If she does, great. I wish her the best.
Daily Mail: Other women were supposedly considered but did not get the part
Rule 5 and FMJRA
Goodstuff's Blog: 301st
Smitty: Those 'Turbo' Thingies
Pirate's Cove: If all you see is...
90 Miles from Tyranny: Hot Pick of the Night
Political Clown Parade: Flowing curves of beauty
Rush Limbaugh: How Feminazis confuse gender roles
A View From The Beach: Jodie Whittaker as Dr. What?
Proof Positive: Women of PETA LII and Women of PETA LIII
Instapundit: Rebooting DC Comic's Snagglepuss as a 'gay Southern Gothic playwrite'
A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and British science fiction television:
RULE 5 SITES
The Right Way
Guns and Bikinis
The Last Tradition
The Feral Irishman
Camp of the Saints
The Classic Liberal
The Rio Norte Line
A Nod To The Gods
Political Clown Parade
The Vulgar Curmudgeon
A View From The Beach
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Old Retired Petty Officer
Ninety Miles From Tyranny
Knuckledraggin My Life Away
In a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
GOODSTUFF'S CYBER WORLD