It’s been talked about for years. And in Time Lord culture, it’s even theoretically possible. And if you can believe the notorious liar and Doctor Who showrunner named Steven Moffat, when Matt Smith decides to hang up his tweed jacket and retire his sonic screwdriver, his replacement could be a woman!
Moffat talked about the possibility of a female Doctor in The Sun’s TV Biz magazine recently:
[Attitudes to that idea] have been changing… It is a part of Time Lord lore that it can happen. Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day.
The current thinking is that a run of strong female companions to the Doctor have paved the way for a much curvier Time Lord in the future. Is anyone else picturing the Doctor, post-regeneration, doing his usual regeneration check: “New teeth, oooh, longer hair. Haven’t had that since the 1990’s. And what’s this? *gasp* Boobs?”
Got to wonder if the companions would, of necessity, start to become 20-something boys, or if The Doctor would still prefer to travel with girls in short skirts.
How would you feel about a female-fronted Doctor Who?