It has finally happened. The left wing, rabidly politically correct, extortion-funded BBC has relented to lib-tard neo-fascists. Yes, you guessed it: the new Doctor Who is not a man.

The folly needs almost no explanation. As you already knew, Doctor Who never was a man. He is an alien with two hearts. Therefore, its gender is irrelevant.

Except, of course, in loony liberalist modern Britain. That the show is also one of the BBC’s biggest money spinning international exports means that the rest of the anglophone world will also be subject to this committee-driven idiocy.

Even though the decision was made by morons for all the wrong reasons, it doesn’t mean it will be a disaster. It worked for Corbyn.

Jodie Whittaker, for it is she, will do a brilliant job. Best known for her work in Broadchurch, its title an apt label for the BBC itself, she has also starred in films such as Venus and St. Trinian’s. A Yorkshire lass, her professional debut was in The Storm at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2005.

We can disagree about the method for hours, but the end result, we hope, will rejuvenate a timeless (ahem) format that has been struggling in recent years. Forever shunted around the schedules like a TARDIS with a failed Satnav, the only sure place to find the previous Timelord was on the iPlayer.

For me, the best recent incarnation was Matt Smith paired with Karen Gillan. Have any of them matched the lofty heights of Tom Baker, Peter Davison, or Sylvester McCoy? No. But I’m older now and so is the world. Television has moved on. The quality of special effects is so high now that the home-made nature of 80s Who is a distant memory.

Thank God they saved the old bugger, but did they have to polish it quite so well?

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P. C. Dettmann is the London bureau chief and contributing editor at The Z Review. Born in Hull, living in London, he is the author of Locksley: A New Spy, Ernest Zevon, and as Paul Charles, From Beyond Belief and Kicking Tin.

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