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Doctor Who: Jo Martin Becomes First BAME Actor to Play the Doctor

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Doctor Who: Jo Martin becomes first BAME actor to play the Doctor

Well, well, Isn't she a Madame! Not as Kooky as the 13th, and a bit strict lol

I liked her.

However - again! "first BAME" actor.... does it all have to come down to the fact she's a BAME actor when the press get a handle on a piece and not just a "Good" actor? I didn't see Jodie being called a NONE BAME actor...

Looking to see more of Jo...

DannySpeed
24 days ago
What do you think of this?
CaroleBallard
CaroleBallard24 days ago

This really totally confused me this episode, so is she the next Doctor or what? I know she is supposed to be in the current Doctors PAST but, how? How can that even happen, it would have already been added into the whole series.

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garygemmell
garygemmell23 days ago

This political correctness is getting really tedious now - they ruined Star Trek with it and having it shoved in your face every five seconds is what is fuelling animosity!

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Rach2503
Rach250323 days ago

We love Doctor Who in our house and I have to admit that I was disappointed with series 11. No offence to Jodie Whittaker, but tho writers do seem to be trying to get as many politically correct themes into the stories as they can. All very educational for the kids and for us too, but let's not forget that this is a SCI-FI programme for kids primarily. So perhaps let's keep it to the imaginary monsters and less of the real world ones. After All, it is escapism and helps kids use their imaginations.

I agree that everything must change with time or else things get stale. But please story writers, can we just have a little of what we expect?

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gaelle0501
gaelle050123 days ago

I agree with you, i dont mind jodie but everything is so PC it takes the fun out if the show, as Doctor Who isn't that fun anymore.

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Lynibis
Lynibis23 days ago

I am sorry to be thick but what is BAME? I am assuming it is something to do with race? Well if so, I started watching the newest Lost in Space series on Netflix and I think it takes the cake for ticking all the PC boxes. In it there is a white family with 3 kids and one of them is mixed race. Three episodes in they have not explained this biological impossibility. It could only be the result of adoption, a previous relationship of one of the parents or.........can't think of anymore. Why not explain the family history rather than my eyes and brain trying to work it out?

Also the mother is very much in charge to the detriment of the father, at one stage reprimanding the son who is about to do as his father says rather than her. She is the problem solver and 'hero' and it takes sexual equality into being unequal. Since when does equality mean reversing the historical roles and placing men in a situation of subservience to women. I am sick of all the PC claptrap and will not be watching it any more.

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angemski
angemski23 days ago

Lynibis you made me chuckle - sometimes we overthink and it spoils the whole thing. The oldest girl is the Mother's child and I am sure that was mentioned in the early episodes but ........all the rest will be revealed. ๐Ÿ˜„ PC overkill is spoiling many programmes for me too.

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Lynibis
Lynibis23 days ago

angemski I must admit my concentration is not what it should be when watching TV as I am usually on LD at same time, so I must have missed that bit. I was pretty sure one of them must have had a previous relationship but both the girls seem to be the same age!

There will always be a generation gap but unfortunately I am a bit of a dinosaur and although I hate to see a controlling and manipulative and aggressive male role, I do prefer men to be the hero, saving the day and problem solving. Men are naturally risk takers, you can see it in boys and girls where boys will go off and do their own thing despite parents telling them not to but girls are usually wary of being disobedient and more 'mummy said I mustn't'.

But of course, with genders all merging into one I can see us all being the same in a few more generations but am glad I won't be around to see it!

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Rockman
Rockman22 days ago

"White" lol. I'll show you three pictures and you guess who's the "white" man.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig23 days ago

I had to Google what BAME meant! I haven't watched the latest episode of Dr Who but I haven't enjoyed it as much since Jodie took over. I love Bradley Walsh in it though.

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Rockman
Rockman22 days ago

In U.S. they use the term "black" exclusively for Africans only, but they forget that dark skinned Indians exist and by all accounts their skin is black.

In fact, an Indian student faked being "black" even though his skin is black.

This whole "white" and "black" as races has created very vague ideas of people. Matter of fact, the so-called "white" whom are actually Europeans have a variety of skin colors from pink tone, pale, yellow and dark.

Here's a European with dark-ish yellow skin:

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It tends to occur due to getting too much sun, but not exclusive to.

Africans have also a variety of skin colors from light brown, brown, black and white (Albinos).

Also, the Chinese tend to be very pale/white and the Japanese have similar skin tone to the Europeans so there are similarities.

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That's all. If I just described everything as "white" and "black" it wouldn't have made any sense whatsoever.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9023 days ago

It's all getting very silly now.

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ACR
ACR23 days ago

It often feels like a lot of current TV shows and films are being written and cast by campaigners or the HR department. As far too much emphasis is being placed on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc rather than if the show or film is good. People should be cast on their individual abilities and everything else should be secondary.

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Pjran
Pjran23 days ago

Totally agree with you. Surely actors should be chosen by their skills not their race!

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Rockman
Rockman22 days ago

BAME? That's the first I read. But unsurprisingly it's another clichรฉd acronym.

So much for female representation yet they use the male term "actor" instead of "actress".

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garygemmell
garygemmell22 days ago

I had to look up BAME and we have another one apparently which eludes me its so nonsensical BUKE or summat!

I heard someone on the subway ask if they should say LGBTQ, LGBTQIA or LGBT+

I said just say horsesh*t - he didnt look amused!

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Here are a few new PC acronyms and expressions - how many can you identify.

MEEK

CHAD

HYPERGAMY

MGTOW

WRONGTHINK

GOOLAG

FEMOIDS

MANGINA

My personal favourite is TRANSTRENDER - I bet no one gets that one!

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