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Just seen the new Dr who.
Story line was a bit childish but ok, acting ok, to be honest it got me interested to watch more to see how it goes.
However it seem to me that the new doctor was copying very much David Tennant and seemed a little empty as far as having her own "soul".
Also people of colour seemed to be very over represented, and they just had to get an old guy in as well, ticking all the boxes.
Sorry but the doctors voice is like fingernails on a black board.
So if any one else has seen it, do tell what you think
It's been a long time since I've ever watched Dr. Who, in fact my interest started to dwindle after Jon Pertwee.
Today, with the BBC's condescending diversity policy, a storyline takes second-place for the sake of parading
their pompous pretence.

I'm not saying a woman shouldn't be the Doctor, just as my lack of concern of who the sidekicks should be,
but since the real reason semi-renown BBC-contracted actors from previous children-orientated programmes
were used to promote ratings in the past, one would be tempted to assume Jodie Whittaker will do the same.

However, Ms. Whitaker tended to act in more-adult themes before Dr. Who and it's only been through pushing
the feminist angle at the BBC that she'd been exposed to fans of the show. The result was just as the BBC
thought by doing so, female fans demanded the right for a female to take the role in the name of equality.
The state-owned broadcasting company has simply created the problem and then delivered the remedy.

As I said, I don't watch the series, but I think what the Beeb did to placate a department that doesn't have a
problem in advertising for actors and added that white people cannot apply, is shitty and far-removed from the
days when the series struggled for funding.

It's enough to make Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee roll in their graves!

The thick Northern England Yorkshire accent is only done to lend a gritty credibility because of BBC's northern
base in Manchester. Namely, the MediaCityUK at Salford Quays. It's a mere ingratiating tactic used on the locals.
Continuing in my 'half-rant' regarding Dr. Who, here's another example of how the BBC -not only self advertises its
programme in the form on an article, it leans on the victimhood plank with another piece about a paid BBC Reporter
watching the series who has a minority problem.

Mr. Gerken also enjoys writing about the 'alt-right' and 'white nationalism', so you know his paradigm fits in with
the BBC left-position.

I'm not being heartless, clumsiness due to dyspraxia is a genuine disorder these days and even though I understand
that fans can imagine themselves inside a television show or movie, this article offers another view of the way the
mainstream media 'use' customers with problems as an empathic vehicle to encourage the culture of victimhood.

By Tom Gerken
BBC UGC & Social News

Quote:Doctor Who: How the dyspraxic assistant became my hero.

'Ever since the 2005 series reboot, I've been hooked on Who. So, I was surprised to find my highlight of the opening
episode of the new series was nothing to do with the latest Doctor's debut but involved a relatively minor character
falling off a bike.

More than 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with dyspraxia. And Sunday night was the first time I have ever come across
a fictional character portraying my disability. The episode has received broadly positive reviews, most focusing on the
spectacular performance of the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.

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But for me it acquired real resonance when Tosin Cole was introduced as Ryan, a young man with dyspraxia.
Doctors will tell you dyspraxia is a "developmental co-ordination disorder" but this can cover a wide range.
Someone with dyspraxia might have problems with fine motor skills, such as hand-writing and typing.

I want to ride my bicycle
Others, including me, might struggle with memory, planning and organisation, and particularly with learning skills
involving coordination - catching a ball or riding a bike.

Which is where Doctor Who comes in.
Soon after we meet Ryan, he too is finding it impossible to keep his balance on a bicycle.
Let's be clear -just because you have dyspraxia, it doesn't mean you will never ride a bike. It may simply take longer
to learn than it would for someone else. In some cases, a lot longer.

My brother -who also has dyspraxia -was eventually able to learn how to ride, while I never was.
The frustration that comes with not being able to learn at a normal pace can be so affecting that you give up learning
a skill altogether. I still can't ride a bike. I don't think I'll ever be able to.

In Doctor Who, Ryan becomes angry at his failures as he relentlessly falls off his bicycle.
Later in the episode, he attempts to channel his frustration and learn again - yet he still fails.
It cannot be overstated how happy I was at this moment. I didn't want Ryan to suddenly, magically succeed.
I wanted him to keep failing.

Don't call him inspirational
Dyspraxia doesn't have an overnight fix. You can't will yourself to not be disabled anymore.
It's always there, always present, always making things harder than they should be.
I don't want to see people using the word "inspirational" to describe him. He's not an inspiration.
He's a normal guy, who happens to have a disability.

But there's something else to the representation of dyspraxia in Doctor Who that I really, really like.
Ryan shies away from the word "dyspraxia" when we first see him. In fact, the word isn't used at all in the
episode until about 15 minutes in, when Ryan's aunt explains his disability to another character.

I was so impressed to see that feeling of anxiety so accurately represented on television by this deliberate omission.
I too hate saying that word - it requires so much explanation.
It's much easier to smirk and refer to myself as clumsy when I lose my balance while walking, or claim I'm drunk
after a single drink. It's easier to just not mention my disability and hope people don't notice...'
BBC:

There's more in the link, but fundamentally this is a composition that implies Tom Gerken struggles -not only with
activities requiring coordination and movement, but perceiving a fictional character as something more than just
an actor earning a wage.

But I'd prefer not to insult the writer and just assume he's being guileful in order to promote the programme.
It seems to be all about 'Oh, don't call the character a hero... just a victim who rides above the rest'.
However, maybe not on a bike.
When are they going to cast a Gay, Trans Female as Dr. Who?
(10-12-2018, 06:24 AM)guohua Wrote: [ -> ]When are they going to cast a Gay, Trans Female as Dr. Who?

As soon as her contract runs out and if the current snowflake situation continues!
tinylaughing
"Gay trans-female"? I can't stand it any more... I gotta peg this down,,, erm, that may have been a poor choice of words, but what the hell is a "gay trans-female"? Can that be explained in old-guy-ese, put into terms I can comprehend? To dumb it down into my comprehension range, does a trans-woman have genes that code for a pecker, or a fuzzy taco?

It's the "trans-" part I'm getting hung up on... erm, maybe another poor choice of words... are they "trans-" TO female, or "trans-" FROM female?

If they're gay and trans TO female, does that mean they like boys, and were gay originally, not so much now, or does that mean they like girls, and WEREN'T gay originally but might be considered so now?

I'm starting to hate the modern world, and feel that the English language may be leaving me behind in the dust.

Lordy!

And this "dys-whatsit" ("dyspraxia"?) - that's a real thing? I think we had another name for it when I was younger, and it wasn't a disability back then...

Can I cite it as the reason my inner ballerina never gets out?

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(10-21-2018, 05:11 AM)Ninurta Wrote: [ -> ]"Gay trans-female"? I can't stand it any more... I gotta peg this down,,, erm, that may have been a poor choice of words, but what the hell is a "gay trans-female"? Can that be explained in old-guy-ese, put into terms I can comprehend? To dumb it down into my comprehension range, does a trans-woman have genes that code for a pecker, or a fuzzy taco?

It's the "trans-" part I'm getting hung up on... erm, maybe another poor choice of words... are they "trans-" TO female, or "trans-" FROM female?

If they're gay and trans TO female, does that mean they like boys, and were gay originally, not so much now, or does that mean they like girls, and WEREN'T gay originally but might be considered so now?

I'm starting to hate the modern world, and feel that the English language may be leaving me behind in the dust.

Lordy!

And this "dys-whatsit" ("dyspraxia"?) - that's a real thing? I think we had another name for it when I was younger, and it wasn't a disability back then...

Can I cite it as the reason my inner ballerina never gets out?

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Saywhat     I us confused when the said Gay,,,,, I don't Know  minusculewtf   mediumfacepalm
It's really about the pony their fathers never bought them -even if that pony is sound advice
on a career for their future.

How can you rationally talk about oppression when you live in a country that has everything?
But they do because these young people -who aren't developed enough to know sh*t from
Shenola, think their immediate world is the same everywhere.

That's why MSM use the expression 'Imagine' when they explain the latest outrage.
'Imagine if the Government...'  They're simply tricked by those who want the protests into
thinking it's a virtuous act to march on the capital and just by having a banner that proclaims
'Women Want''-whatever, they know that playing on an adult male's predisposition to protect
females will probably work.

If the education system offered -and pushed, relevant skill-sets towards their pupils, then the
outrage many feel when they can't acquire employment because they took lesbian-dance studies
in college, wouldn't happen.
They'd be too focused on work to bellyache about something they imagine goes on.

In regards of the Dr. Who series, the female lead is seen as one of those banners that's fighting
against the white-male oppression. But in fact, it just a group of actors playing parts for money.

Yeah... true, but just imagine if Dr. Who did... It's just kids playing in their heads and wanting to
believe Batman/The Monkees/Powderpuff-Girls are real.
For some reasion when I watched the new Dr Who, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" came to mind, I dont know why
How would the moon landing speech of so long ago be viewed today.
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(10-24-2018, 06:15 PM)guohua Wrote: [ -> ]How would the moon landing speech of so long ago be viewed today.
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The sad thing is, this is probably hitting the nail on the head!
Having watched the new Dr Who, all I can say is that I have lost all interest as I dont see it as Dr Who, but as a PC propaganda exercise. Its not just that the doctor is a woman but the story lines are just crap.
I wait for the new Dr Who, (as BRAD has said in other posts) a wheelchair bound black lesbian who hates all whites and men. 
Joking aside, how far will they push this PC crap
I want the REAL Dr Who back, dont care if  its  man or woman, just stop this PC crap
(10-30-2018, 10:51 AM)Wallfire Wrote: [ -> ]I want the REAL Dr Who back, dont care if  its  man or woman, just stop this PC crap

I understand the Progressive Directors of the Studios are,,,,
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(10-30-2018, 10:51 AM)Wallfire Wrote: [ -> ]I want the REAL Dr Who back, dont care if  its  man or woman, just stop this PC crap

As the snowflakes grow up and the ratings fall, they'll survey and decide.
It bothers me that they insult minorities by putting them on screen under the heading of 'diversity'.
When in truth, they're playing the minorities for the sake of scrambling for an audience.

The time of Patrick Troughton was when episodes were lost, character costumes made from whatever
was available and scripts were worried about because the lack of an audience.
But it had nothing to do with whether the Doctor was a man or a woman, it was because nobody was
watching Dr. Who.

At least they didn't insult people by pretending to be virtuous and diverse.

I'm like you Wallfire, I just want the BBC to knock off with this puerile PC-crap.
For Wallfire because we care.



Some people take the term "empowering women" a bit too far.

What's next? Indiana Jane? Jane Bond? Rockette Balboa?

Those sound like porn movie titles...sorry. tinylaughing

I am all for the empowerment of women, as long as it makes sense.

A woman Dr Who doesn't. For me anyway.

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Thanks BIAD, I enjoyed that  minusculebeercheers