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Postby mcevoyi » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:35 pm

Ok and hi all
I was not sure about lady play the part of Dr Who

I WAS SO WRONG !!!,
JODIE WHITTAKER has just blown my the tv screen wide open !!!
I loved it
Sorry Scully ( X FILES ) .. some one else has just rocked my boat .....

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Postby RobW » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 pm

Good start, but will see how it goes: I usually give them a few episodes to settle in.

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Postby Pak36 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:23 pm

Not seen it yet......but I will.

If they have a Doctor who just happens to be female...no problem.

If they overplay the 'look...we have a female doctor' and stray into right on equality quota territory....then it will be the last episode I ever watch. There is far too much 'quota' based equality, and not enough picking of the best regardless of race/sex/whatever and just pick the best person to do the job. I mean...equality. I have never laughed so hard as when I watched a news article on Serena Williams moaning that her sponsors stopped paying her piles of cash when she stopped playing tennis to have a child. Apparantly...they should have kept up the payments as it was her right to have a child and keep earning. Yeah...right. Perhaps someone should explain to her how sponsorship works....

I just want a quirky, irritable slightly superior Doctor. A traditional doctor. Capaldi nailed it nicely. Others have done ...less well.

I will see what she brings to the role, and how she plays the character.

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:30 am

Pak36 wrote:Not seen it yet......but I will.

If they have a Doctor who just happens to be female...no problem.

If they overplay the 'look...we have a female doctor' and stray into right on equality quota territory....then it will be the last episode I ever watch. There is far too much 'quota' based equality, and not enough picking of the best regardless of race/sex/whatever and just pick the best person to do the job. I mean...equality. I have never laughed so hard as when I watched a news article on Serena Williams moaning that her sponsors stopped paying her piles of cash when she stopped playing tennis to have a child. Apparantly...they should have kept up the payments as it was her right to have a child and keep earning. Yeah...right. Perhaps someone should explain to her how sponsorship works....

I just want a quirky, irritable slightly superior Doctor. A traditional doctor. Capaldi nailed it nicely. Others have done ...less well.

I will see what she brings to the role, and how she plays the character.


But that's exactly what they have done, it's nothing more than the LGBT committee controlling everything at the BBC. You see it in movies too, females being ultra violent, performing feats of strength that no average female would ever achieve. The BBC is the most blatant, all geared to convince the gullible that men and women are equal, not by making real females the equal of men, but by hijacking everything male, and simply replacing it with female. We all know that in real life a female cannot lift heavy things, cannot fight off six men armed with Uzi's using a kitchen knife, and is not interested in much more than the next episode of Eastenders. A female will sit there and be impressed with what a fantasy female does, and associate themselves the image. Then they will go and get another bar of chocolate from the fridge.

Wait till the next 'change'...equality creep. A gay or lesbian Doctor. Two male married Doctors. A Transgender Doctor. It's all 'normal' folks, because that box tells you it is. George Orwell wrote a book explaining it all. :D

I stopped paying for a licence 6 years ago, saved myself £900 so far. I just use Netflix nowadays. no ads, and I can watch what I want when I want. The internet provides everything else for free.
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Postby jarndice » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:16 am

Superheroes, Time lords, Pah, I bet she doesnt know how to bind a Turnigy Tgy 9X :haha:
Edit, I have missed a few episodes recently so can anyone tell me who came after the old gentleman I think he was called William Hartnell ?
I think he had a sideline as a dress designer.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:05 pm

wibblywobbly wrote:
Pak36 wrote:Not seen it yet......but I will.

If they have a Doctor who just happens to be female...no problem.

If they overplay the 'look...we have a female doctor' and stray into right on equality quota territory....then it will be the last episode I ever watch. There is far too much 'quota' based equality, and not enough picking of the best regardless of race/sex/whatever and just pick the best person to do the job. I mean...equality. I have never laughed so hard as when I watched a news article on Serena Williams moaning that her sponsors stopped paying her piles of cash when she stopped playing tennis to have a child. Apparantly...they should have kept up the payments as it was her right to have a child and keep earning. Yeah...right. Perhaps someone should explain to her how sponsorship works....

I just want a quirky, irritable slightly superior Doctor. A traditional doctor. Capaldi nailed it nicely. Others have done ...less well.

I will see what she brings to the role, and how she plays the character.


But that's exactly what they have done, it's nothing more than the LGBT committee controlling everything at the BBC. You see it in movies too, females being ultra violent, performing feats of strength that no average female would ever achieve. The BBC is the most blatant, all geared to convince the gullible that men and women are equal, not by making real females the equal of men, but by hijacking everything male, and simply replacing it with female. We all know that in real life a female cannot lift heavy things, cannot fight off six men armed with Uzi's using a kitchen knife, and is not interested in much more than the next episode of Eastenders. A female will sit there and be impressed with what a fantasy female does, and associate themselves the image. Then they will go and get another bar of chocolate from the fridge.

Wait till the next 'change'...equality creep. A gay or lesbian Doctor. Two male married Doctors. A Transgender Doctor. It's all 'normal' folks, because that box tells you it is. George Orwell wrote a book explaining it all. :D

I stopped paying for a licence 6 years ago, saved myself £900 so far. I just use Netflix nowadays. no ads, and I can watch what I want when I want. The internet provides everything else for free.



I call it............"the new normal"
As in all things, society's accepted normal takes time to absorb.
It was in our collective lifetimes that violence and so called' alternative lifestyles' were simply not accepted in movies or on t.v
When I discuss such changes in the acceptable description of normal I get the "how dare you"
Well, I have seen and visited rows of crosses that give me the right to disagree with the erosion of what I feel society calls 'normal'.
Whats next ?.......Snuf ?.....The real Hunger Games ?..........Brexit?...........one time chance of culling of ex wives?.........who knows where the 'broadminded future' will lead us??

all that aside, the Dr. Who franchise(and folks, thats only what it is-a commercial T.V. franchise) gets stale, something needs to be done to refresh the brand(and the advertising that goes with it)........and if the Timelord known as the Doctor can maintain the subject line, and invigorate the the franchise, then thats what wins folks .
I will give the actor the credit due............Its after all not Dr -what you expect and would like, but Dr what we give you and what you will accept tough-luck champ-lets cram the ads in ,that ultimately prevails & she/he does not get much of a say in it.

I am man............scratch, fart, say the wrong thing, fix things, look at other females, wont read a map, or ask for directions, or seek mental health counseling, or listen, or be romantic, and aaaaaaaalllllllllll the other stuff we are accused of do/dont do, then die...............its just what we do, and I feel no shame in being one.
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:42 pm

We get the same thing over here. Old TV shows and movies being remade with new characters that are inserted only for political correctness. They either change the gender or the race of the main character and remake an old show or movie and think they've done something great. In Battlestar Galactica they decided to make Starbuck a girl for the new one and that went over pretty well. The actress, Katee Sackhoff, really carried the role. The one that kind of ticks me off is the new Magnum PI. They made Higgins into a girl. I think that takes away from the basic premise of the show which was the relationship between Magnum, an ex-navy seal, and Jonathan Higgins, a retired sergeant major in the British army. But then they turn Magnum into a Mexican. Don't get me wrong, some of my best friends in life have been Mexicans and I was once engaged to a Mexican woman. I have loads of respect and admiration for their entire culture, but I just don't see Magnum as a Mexican. Especially since the only reason they changed Magnums race was to be politically correct. But old dinosaurs like me just have to get used to it because that's the way the world is today.
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Postby jackalope » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Y'all do know they want Thor to be a female in new movies right? Thor of all people! Been depicted as male for thousands of years but lets make him into her!
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Postby jarndice » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:37 am

What I love is that back in the early 60s a children's TV programme aired starring a grumpy old man who appeared from nowhere and made friends with two pre-teens, a boy and a girl it was perfectly innocent escapism,
Just about now the politically correct of the 21st century would be foaming at the mouth crying Dirty Prevert get him off the Telly,
Send him down for 30 years hard labour,
So Herman I am not sure we have progressed,
As a 7 year old I would walk by myself a mile and a half each week in the evening to the Cubs and an hour later walk back home,
We would play in the road with 6 shooter cap guns never expecting armed policemen to arrive telling us to drop the gun or else and the only instruction I ever got from my loving mum was Don't take sweets from Irishmen :haha:
I never thought to ask why only Irishmen but my point is that we are most definitely going backwards socially.
I firmly believe that being a law abiding citizen will become a criminal offence anyday soon and at least we will save money on Prisons and Lunatic asylums because the mentally sick and the rapists and murderers will all be walking the streets doing precisely what they want while we cower behind the curtains wondering what went wrong..

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Postby tomhugill » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:55 am

Well that degenerated quickly :/

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Postby Pak36 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:16 pm

Well...I have watched both of hte new episodes...and.....

1) The actor playing the Doctror is OK. Bit scatty and overly reliant on waving a home made sonic screwdriver for no clear reason. The supporting cast, however, is supporting mis-cast. The script is shoddy. "ooh..I were flying along and fell out me Tardis...." ....Jeez....someone read that and thought it was good???

2) Whoever wrote the story wants replacing. Really....pretty poor stuff. Flimsier than ever plot lines and ridiculously weak progression. No surprises, twists or anything to maintain interest. Have been re-watching the old Eccleston/Tennant episodes, and the difference in writing is huge. Wave the sonic all you like....and everything is sorted is all the current doctor is supposed to do. And apparantly doing a motor mechanics NVQ teaches you all about gas properties.....so many basic research errors.

I honestly think the BBC was happy to let discussions rage over the choice of Doctor.....as it takes attention away from the fact that this is a poor series. If the next episode is as dull and cliched as the first two..that will be it for me.

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Postby tomhugill » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:38 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Shaun, you've just reminded me of Disk World by Terry Pratchett.
In the main city Ankh-Morpork they have "guilds" for each main crime, like the guild of assassins, the guild of pick pockets etc and so on. These guilds have quotas they have to abide by to avoid getting into trouble, and any excess crime committed by non guild members gets dealt with by the guilds.
All helps towards the smooth running of the city, and keeps crime down to an acceptable level. After all, there will always be crime.

As for women being weaker, I doubt most of the tiny actresses could do what an old neighbour of mine once did, she decked her husband with one punch and he didn't get up for quite a while lol. She worked in an old people's home, so was very strong from man-handling the weak and infirm.



I've a female friend who can deadlift (I think that's the one) 165kg. I'd like the see most blokes do that. The performance difference comes at absolute peak performance elite athlete levels.

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