There are changes coming to Doctor Who. Steven Moffat has stepped down and Chris Chibnall will be the new showrunner when, in 2017, the series returns.
Moffat’s made it possible for the Doctor to regenerate as a woman. First we were told it genders could change during a regeneration and then we met Missy. The groundwork is in place for the Doctor to become a timelady.
Do you think a female Doctor in Doctor Who is a good idea?
Last year, Geek Native had a copy of the time travel adventure The Seventh Miss Hatfield to giveaway. To enter the competition we asked readers to say whether they were male or email and whether we should see a female Doctor.
It was a dead heat. Men were exactly 50/50 on the idea. Women only slightly favoured the idea of a female Doctor with 52% in favour of the idea. Collectively, geeks were divided into two tribes; one which thought we should see a timelady and the other which did not.
What do you think?
Should there be a female Doctor?
Will there be a timelady in Doctor Who?
Chris Chibnall may be best known to British audiences as the creator of Broadchurch (which starred David Tennant) he has plenty of Who experience. Chibnall was the co-producer and (kinda) head writer at Torchwood. He wrote eight episodes for the Doctor Who spin off before moving on.
He’s also written for Doctor Who itself; The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood episodes with the Silurians, The Power of Three and the Dinosaurs on a Spaceship to name just a few.
He’s taken a “normally always male/genderless” Doctor Who monster and turned it female before. It was Chibnall who wrote the infamous “Cyberwoman” Torchwood episode.
Image credit: Paul Callan.