The Thirteenth Doctor is... in General Discussions Posted August 11, 2017 Do you mean the New series, or any Who, new or old? They're both rather extensively on disk. (Especially the classic Tom Baker and restored Patrick Troughton Old-seasons. Anyone who says "Yay, a girl!", we're thinking of administering a Loyalty Test to prove that they've seen "Genesis of the Daleks", "The Invasion" or "Talons of Weng-Chiang" before posting.) Although you don't buy much "cred" with a bigger budget and made-for-cable CGI-- Classic Who was kidded for being "cheap", but only in the sense that Upstairs Downstairs or Six Wives of Henry VIII was "cheap" for having to be filmed on videotape in BBC soundstages. That made 70's-Golden-Age BBC series feel more like we were watching a theatrical Royal Shakespeare play, the emphasis was more on the acting and script, and the claustrophobic need to keep us in one-room closeups put us "in" the action with the characters. For 10-yo. British kids at teatime hiding behind their chairs from Daleks, Classic 60's-70's Who felt like watching a play of the Doctor, which, of course, made him more real. (Also, it was trying to be educational, in that the Doctor, like Sherlock Holmes, used real science to get out of a jam, and didn't try to go in a hundred loopy Douglas Adams-wannabe directions to justify the CGI budget and top the previous season finale.) Sorry to bump an old thread was looking for the September schedule but Saw this and had to reply. I say Hooray to the casting of Jodie Whitaker for No 13! And not only have I seen all the episodes you listed. I have also listened to most of the lost episodes on audio, big fan of Docto Who extended media specifically Big Finish, and have met many of the Classic Actors and Production team at Doctor Who conventions. And my favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton. Basically my point is don't stereotype. Most of the actors of the Classic series have happily shown their support for a female Doctor. And even Sydney Newman the original creator of the show suggested a female Doctor in the 80's. The Doctor is an alien that can completely change form & personality. Nothing about the Doctor is specifically male. The only reason we have not had a female Doctor before this is not because of anything written in the show but the world we live in and wanting to hold onto familiarity. Even though Doctor Who has always been a show that embraced change. It's about time is what I say.