Quote Of The Day

Water is patient, Adelaide. Water just waits. Wears down the cliff tops, the mountains. The whole of the world. Water always wins. (The 10th Doctor as played by David Tennant from Doctor Who).

The Thirteenth Doctor – Jodie Whittaker – #DoctorWho

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Today it was announced that a woman would play the 13th Doctor on the long-running British TV show “Doctor Who” until now the role has been portrayed by men. Capable men who told the unique story of a Time Lord. You cannot stop progress though. Jodie Whittaker, the first woman cast in the lead of this important show, will assume the role at Christmas time. It’s been a long time coming and it will mean the show will be somewhat different but you know it will also be the same.

Science fiction is about imagining the future and to dream of a better place for us all to exist in the universe. In my mind the future should be gender inclusive, age inclusive, equality minded and based on the idea that it take 100% of the population to get the job done. Sydney Newman created “Doctor Who” with change in mind. Unfortunately some are missing the point of what a Time Lord is and can be. Women are warriors, they are valuable, they are worthy to take the lead.

Lately we have seen women win the day at the box office in roles that are strong and fierce, so there is an audience there. We are in an age where we need women to remind us of what it means to imagine life in Time And Relative Dimensions In Space from a different but equal viewpoint. In the era in which we live now we need women’s role models so that our wives, sisters, daughters and the like will be inspired to dream a very possible dream. Timey Wimey, Wibbly Wobbly.  Time keeps on ticking into the future and that future is female.

Doctor Who Series 10 Debut Saturday! #doctorwho

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It’s new Doctor Who day around the world as the 10th series of the modern era kicks off today on the BBC and BBC America here in the states. Today has been about binge watching last season with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (who left to play young Queen Victoria in the ITV series “Victoria”, which is seen in the states on PBS). Pearl Mackie makes her debut as the new companion. This is Capaldi’s last season so we begin to speculate who will replace him. Let’s enjoy his brilliance while we can.